Southport MP John Pugh expressed doubts over whether Nick Clegg should continue at the head of the party May 25th, 2014 admin Latest News Shares Comments Southport MP John Pugh expressed doubts over whether Nick Clegg should continue at the head of the party Nick Clegg’s future has been questioned by MPs as Lib Dem candidates in target Westminster seats joined voices urging him to fall on his sword over dismal election results. The Deputy Prime Minister has insisted he is staying despite the party losing more than 250 councillors in local elections and anticipating another rout when European election results emerge later. Southport MP John Pugh suggested that a dozen of his Commons colleagues had expressed doubts over whether Mr Clegg should continue at the head of the party. In a call for unity Mr Farron – a favourite to succeed Mr Clegg – said: “Nick Clegg should undoubtedly stay and the Liberal Democrats should stay the course in Government.” “There will be lots of people who are bruised by the results,” he conceded. Mr Pugh told the Sunday Times an internal “post-mortem” of the poor night at the polls – which saw the party almost or entirely wiped out in some former strongholds – “has to include a truly open, mature and balanced look at our whole strategy, including the leadership issue”. “What has separated the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives the last four years is that while the Conservatives have been like cats in a sack fighting each other, the Liberal Democrats have stood united. That is what we will continue to do.” ABOVE: Nick Clegg with John Pugh at a recent visit to Southport Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!