Leadership candidate chooses Lloyd George as 'hero'
As they did for the leadership elections in 1999 and 2006, the Lib Dem History Group has approached the candidates to write a short piece nominating their personal historical heroes. The candidates were asked to explain how they have been inspired or influenced by their choices and to make some assessment of their importance.
Nick Clegg chose former Czech president Vaclav Havel and Harry Willcock, a Liberal activist who was central to the campaign to scrap ID cards after the Second World War. Chris Huhne selected David Lloyd George.
You can read the candidates' contributions on their heroes at the History Group website from the link on this site's main page.