Footage has been revealed of an minder of Ben Gummer reacting to Ben Gummer’s major defeat by barging a BBC cameraman filming for BBC Look East to prevent them filming a devastated, distraught and down Ben Gummer trying to dart out of the Ipswich Corn Exchange without giving an interview.
— Julian Sturdy (@juliansturdy1) June 12, 2017
What happened to the dignified defeat? This display of contempt for the system was dreadful and disgusting, and doesn’t look very proper or professional, which makes a future come back as an MP highly unlikely.
Despite his obvious intelligence and player in an important role in an growing career path, he is still a child who hasn’t matured. One would expect Ben to have gracefully lost and handled himself well not to burn bridges in his latter career. On the stage next to the other candidates it was clear Ben Gummer wanted to punch Sandy Martin. He accepted the fact he lost the seat but seeing someone else win from a rival party who is about to reverse all his hard work for the last 7 years… made him mad. We can’t blame him, he is only human after all and handled himself well not to get physically violent.