Lib Dems leader Nick Clegg will be a dad again


Congratulations: Nick Clegg and wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez are expecting their third child

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is set to be a father for the third time.

Mr Clegg and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez are expecting their third child in February, his spokeswoman announced today.

Mr Clegg said: 'Miriam and I are lucky to have two wonderful little boys, but we'd always hoped to have a third child.

'So we are thrilled to bits that next February, all being well, our sons will have a little brother or sister.'

The announcement comes in the wake of controversy in April when Mr Clegg publicly stated he had slept with 'no more than 30 women' and hoped he would be faithful to his wife.

At the time, Mr Clegg, dubbed 'Clegover' following the revelations, had been dating Miriam for eight years and was an MEP.

Mr Clegg married Miriam in 2000.

In one week, he will be attending the Lib Dem conference in Bournemouth for the first time as party leader.

Mr Clegg was elected Lib Dem leader in December 2007, two months after the resignation of Menzies Campbell.

At the age of 41, he is the youngest of the party leaders, beating Tory leader David Cameron by three months.

Following his election as MP for Sheffield Hallam in 2005, Mr Clegg was immediately promoted to the front bench as Europe spokesman and was later made home affairs spokesman.

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