NICK clegg joins the jubilee fun in sheffield

Deputy PM Nick Clegg and his wife join the fun at the jubilee party at Totley Mead.
Deputy PM Nick Clegg and his wife join the fun at the jubilee party at Totley Mead.

THE rain teemed down but party-goers in one suburb of Sheffield will also remember it as the day the Deputy Prime Minister and his wife dropped by.

Hallam MP Nick Clegg and his wife, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, were visitors at Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Totley on Sunday.

Residents of Totley Hall Drive and Totley Hall Mead had organised a Jubilee lunch in the local park but were forced to relocate due to the rain.

Bringing a Victoria sponge cake to share with guests, Mr Clegg and his wife took shelter in a gazebo in the garden of accountant Sharon Thompson, aged 35, where he had a pasty – just days after the coalition government scrapped its controversial ‘pasty tax’!

Mother-of-three Mrs Thompson said: “It was really special when he turned up. He joined in the party and had a pasty and a joke with the children and asked them about school.

Mrs Thompson added: “It certainly brightened things up when you look at the weather and it’s nice they made the effort. It made it a really nice day.”

The Cleggs made the stop before heading to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, where they were guests at the estate’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Mr Clegg said: “It is fantastic that right across Sheffield and the rest of the country people are coming together to celebrate this historic occasion.

“Miriam and I were delighted to join in with celebrations. We are grateful to local residents who pitched in to help organise events like this in their local community.

“We might not have the sun but that hasn’t put people off getting in the spirit and having a great party.”