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Nick Clegg visits Elephant & Castle with Simon Hughes

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Liberal Democrat leader and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg brought his election battle bus to Elephant & Castle on Tuesday.

Nick Clegg visits Elephant & Castle with Simon Hughes
Nick Clegg and Simon Hughes
Nick Clegg visits Elephant & Castle with Simon Hughes
Hughes and Clegg chat to former Heygate Estate tenants
Nick Clegg visits Elephant & Castle with Simon Hughes
Nick Clegg visits Elephant & Castle with Simon Hughes

Together with Bermondsey & Old Southwark parliamentary candidate Simon Hughes, he visited St Mary's Churchyard to see the construction site for Lend Lease's One The Elephant skyscraper which has no affordable housing component.

Penthouses at the top of the new tower start at £2.5 million.

• Listen to the audio clip above to hear Simon Hughes tell us why the Conservative policy on the sale of high-value council homes would be "disastrous" in Southwark and that Lib Dem MPs wouldn't vote for these measures if they were brought forward by a future Tory-led government.


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