Nick Clegg’s Sheffield constituency office has been invaded by student protestors.
The Sheffield Hallam MP and deputy prime minister’s office on Nethergreen Road, Nether Green, was targeted by the Free University of Sheffield Group, which campaigns for free education.
A number of the students - some of whom were wearing suits and masks of Mr Clegg’s face - got inside the building and tried to put up banners. The police were called and they were ordered to leave but they continued to protest outside.
Student Josh Berlyne said: “I feel that it is the duty of students to hold Nick Clegg, and other politicians, accountable. I don’t feel that unseating them in the election is enough - people need to see our anger at what he has done.”
A Liberal Democrat spokesman said: “A small group of people briefly entered the office. They were asked to leave by a member of staff but refused.
“The police were called and the group left peacefully after a short sit-in protest.”
Meanwhile, Sheffield Hallam residents displayed ‘Cameron and Hunt’ estate agent style signs across the constituency in a call for their MP to persuade David Cameron to protect the NHS from a US trade deal.
The People’s NHS wants Mr Cameron either to insert some legal wording into an EU-US trade agreement, or use a veto, to protect the health service against privatisation.
Spokesman Scott Winwood said: “The voices of the people of Sheffield Hallam are getting louder.
“It will take just 83 words to save our greatest institution, the NHS from the threat of irreversible privatisation.”