Ed Miliband doesn't recall if he cried after losing 2015 general election

Patrick Grafton-Green

Ed Miliband said he “does not recall” if he cried or not after suffering a heavy defeat 2015 general election.

However the former leader of the Labour party admitted that it was a “terrible shock” when his party did much worse than the polls had predicted.

Despite some polls predicting that Labour would finish as the largest party, they won only 258 seats compared with David Cameron’s 306.

Speaking to Eddie Mair on Sunday's Andrew Marr Show, Mr Miliband said: "It was a terrible shock. It was a terrible shock for lots of people.

"I believed the polls. I won’t believe them again."

Asked if he cried or not, he said: "No, I don't recall."

He added: "It was very upsetting. The days afterwards were very, very upsetting days."

He also rejected the suggestion he was “depressed” afterwards, saying: “I wouldn’t describe it that way”.

He said: "It’s hard, very hard, hard as I watch what’s happening to the country."

The morning after the election Mr Miliband quit as Leader of the Opposition, telling colleagues who had lost seats he was “so sorry”.