Put your questions to Nick Clegg

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Deputy Prime Minister and Sheffield Hallam MP Nick Clegg has agreed to sit in the hot seat to answer questions from readers of The Star.

The politician said he was certain that readers ‘would not pull any punches’ in the questions they choose to pose.

But the Lib Dem leader said he was looking forward to the challenge.

Mr Clegg also urged people to send in their questions on topics ‘big, small, local or international’.

Questions flooded in fast for a similar question and answer session staged by The Star earlier this year with Sheffield Council leader Julie Dore.

Topics then ranged from the demolition of Don Valley Stadium to the prospects for the city centre’s development.

Mr Clegg told The Star: “I hold regular question-and-answer events with local residents within my constituency, and I also host a weekly national radio show in which anyone can call in and ask a question.

“But it will be the first time I have taken part in an interview like this.

“I think The Star holding these kind of question-and-answer sessions is a great idea.

“I am really looking forward to seeing what readers want to ask.

“I’m certain that they won’t pull any punches and that there will be some tough questions – but I wouldn’t expect anything less!

“There have been plenty of things happening in our region, and across the country, recently so there is no shortage of things to ask questions on.

“Locally there has been some good news with the introduction of free school meals and even more jobs coming to our region.

“But there has also been some terrible and deeply shocking news coming out of Rotherham.

“I would anyone who is interested to get involved and submit their questions on any issue.

“Big, small, local, national or international – I will try to answer the questions as best I can.”

Questions for Nick Clegg should be sent in by email, to The Star’s political reporter, Ellen Beardmore – ellen.beardmore@thestar.co.uk

A selection will then be chosen to be put to Mr Clegg next week.