Ex-MP admitted even his own family have jumped on the Corbynista bandwagon.
NICK CLEGG’s own nieces and nephews voted for Jeremy Corbyn in a swoop of support that saw him lose his own seat, he revealed last night.
The former Sheffield MP admitted that while even his own family have jumped on the Corbynista bandwagon, the Labour leader’s surge in popularity won’t last.
Mr Clegg, who was leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2007 until the disastrous 2015 election which saw his party lose all but eight seats, said that Labour had hoovered up a lot of university-educated, young voters in the recent snap vote.
He said: “It’s on a completely false prospectus. But I had members of my own family, my nieces and nephews who stridently voted for Corbyn.
“When I pointed out to them he’s a Eurosceptic, they said, ‘oh, it’ll be fine’ and carried on waving their flags at Glastonbury.”
But he speculated that the youth vote would not stick with Mr Corbyn because they were yet to discover his rampant Eurosceptisism, and that he would not save them from Brexit.
The former Lib Dem boss also admitted that he’d lost his seat because Tory voters who usually backed him had had enough of him, paving the way for Labour to swoop into power.
Another reason for his downfall was that “they obviously didn’t like my views on Brexit.”