FORMER MP Mike Hancock says it was ‘inevitable’ he would lose his seat – but ridiculed Lib Dem Gerald Vernon-Jackson for failing to win over voters.
Mr Hancock, who represented the Portsmouth South constituency from 1997 until Thursday’s general election, said: ‘He (GVJ) was so confident, he thought he was going to win, and so did his helpers.
‘He spent a fortune on his election campaign – he did all the right things but somehow, the Lib Dems got it completely wrong.’
Talking about his own poor result considering he won the 2010 general election with a majority of 5,200, Mr Hancock said: ‘That was for me as a Lib Dem, and I know at the last election a lot of Labour voters voted for me to keep the Tories out. Gerald was never going to get Labour supporters voting for him.’ He added: ‘I will miss being the MP, but I think in my situation it was inevitable.’