Take your chance to meet Nick Clegg at The Star’s Q&A event on Monday

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READERS of The Star still have a chance to register to meet Deputy PM Nick Clegg on Monday evening.

The Liberal Democrat leader will appear at an exclusive question-and-answer session hosted by The Star - and says he is prepared to discuss any issue put to him.

The event will be the Sheffield Hallam MP’s first appearance at a major public debate in the city since he signed the coalition agreement with the Conservative Party last May.

Since he agreed to the pact Mr Clegg has come under fire for his part in planning massive public spending cuts.

He has consistently argued the cuts are necessary to reduce the country’s budget deficit.

But many people, particularly in South Yorkshire, are worried the spending cuts will hit public services and jobs.

In the run-up to May’s local elections, when Mr Clegg’s Lib Dem colleagues are concerned they could lose control of Sheffield Council, the Deputy PM is eager to lay out his reasons for the cuts.

On Monday South Yorkshire residents will get the chance to meet Mr Clegg face-to-face and put any questions to him.

Tickets for the free event are available on a strictly first-come first-served basis and they are running out fast.

n To register email your full name, address and daytime phone number, with ‘Meet Nick Clegg’ in the subject field, to editor@thestar.co.uk.

Please provide two questions you think Mr Clegg should answer.

The event will be in Sheffield city centre on Monday evening, February 21, at 6pm.

Successfully applicants will be told the exact location and will need to bring photographic ID.