Hancock's Mate Vernon Jackson Selected as Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate.

The Liberal Democrats in Portsmouth South last night took a huge risk by selecting Gerald Vernon Jackson (GVJ) as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the 2015 General Election, TBG can reveal.

GVJ, as he is known to colleagues, was selected despite the fact that he and his party are implicated in a number of scandals at the council.

GVJ once accused Mike Hancock's victim of being "in it for the money". He was also Leader of Portsmouth Council when Lib Dems attempted to cover-up the Pascoe Report, and TBG can also reveal that since he left the role over EIGHTY complaints have been made as regards "bullying" at the council when he was Leader.

It's not yet known whether, like GVJ's close friend Lord Rennard, Mike Hancock plans to threaten the party with legal action over the selection or indeed if he plans to stand as an Independent himself so as to qualify for a leaving parachute payment for defeated sitting MPs.

One man who was happy at the move last night though was Cllr Lee Hunt who said GVJ was, "the best candidate".