IRVINE'S former MP says he's glad he can now tell his ex-constituents to "f*** off" - after they booted him out.

Brian Donohoe made the shocking statement after he lost his Central Ayrshire seat by a 13,589 majority to Philippa Whitford of the SNP.

And the ex-Labour MP made sure he ended his 23-year stint in the House of Commons with a bang, revealing he's glad he can now tell people to "f*** off" that he's no longer an MP.

The 66-year-old also warned his former constituents that they "will have to live with what they've done".

He said: “Obviously I’m disappointed and the fact is that having served for 23 years I’m disappointed for the people who have depended on getting a reasonable service.

“But I’ve passed the baton on and it’s for others to then take it up and run with it and make damn sure that the constituency is well dealt with.

“I had a fantastic team, I’m sorry it’s going to be broken up but the people will have to live with what they’ve done.

“That’s the nature of the beast as far as politics is concerned, it’s a rough game and not many people outside it realise just how rough it is."

Mr Donohoe added: “We live to fight another day, not me, but others will come in and I’m sure they’ll carry our baton for us.

"I’m of an age where I can now turn round with the greatest delight and tell people to ‘f*** off!’ which I haven’t been able to do for a hell of a long time in both my trade union life and also in this one.

“You have to take all sorts coming through the door and be kind, considerate and generous with your time and sometimes you wonder why.

"But at the end of it you’re there and I’ve always made the pledge as an MP that I wasn’t just there to represent the people who voted for me, I was there to help."