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Please Enjoy This Picture Of Nick Clegg Dancing To 5ive

The Liberal Democrats hosted a party last night to thank staff for their work during the election.

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The picture was taken last night at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park, where the Liberal Democrats hosted an event to thank staff who campaigned during the general election.

Callum Morton, a Liberal Democrat councillor, told BuzzFeed News that the former deputy prime minister had a great night. "Clegg had a couple of drinks and was just dancing the rest of the time."

Despite Clegg resigning as party leader last week after the Lib Dems only won eight seats, the mood at the party was "cheerful," according to Mortimer.

"People are clearly in the mood for a fightback," he said. "Many had worked very hard over the past five years so just wanted to enjoy themselves."

More than 11,000 people have joined the Lib Dems since last Thursday.

Clegg was joined on the dancefloor by his wife, Miriam González Durántez – a partner at a legal practice – but he found the time to give a brief speech and speak to activists at the event.

When asked to describe the night in a short phrase, Mortimer said: "It was a family coming together."

Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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