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  • 1 June 2014, 7:41

Clegg Crowned 'Most Disliked Leader' In Poll

Nick Clegg has become the most disliked party leader in modern British political history, according to a poll.

The YouGov research for the Sunday Times revealed just 13% of voters think the Deputy Prime Minister is doing a good job while 78% said the opposite.

The Liberal Democrat's -65% rating is even worse than Gordon Brown's -62% at the height of the credit crunch crisis in 2008.

The figures are a huge turnaround since the 2010 general election, when Mr Clegg had 74% approval and was hailed as the most popular leader since Winston Churchill.

The Lib Dems descended into bitter infighting in the wake of disastrous local and European election results, with Business Secretary Vince Cable forced to deny he was part of a plot to oust the Lib Dem leader.

The newspaper reported that Lib Dem activists have now begun no-confidence proceedings against Mr Clegg in 190 local associations.

They need to be successful in 75 to trigger a leadership contest.

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