Liberal Democrat conference: Lamb on Clegg abuse
21 September 2012 Last updated at 13:06 BST
The personal abuse faced by the Deputy Prime Minister "would have broken many a lesser person than Nick" claimed Norman Lamb MP.
The newly-appointed Care Minister, seen as one of Nick Clegg's closest allies, said the party leader would "absolutely" still be at the helm in 2015, the expected date of the next general election.
The Liberal Democrats are meeting this weekend for their annual conference, days after Mr Clegg apologised for a previous election pledge on tuition fees.