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Candidates Brighton Kemptown Constituency

the informer | 13.06.2014 15:51 | Ecology | Fracking | Other Press | South Coast | World

Disabled Joe Neilson Candidate Brighton Kemptown Constituency.

Joe Neilson has come under attack for standing as a disabled candidate for Brighton Kemptown.
Joe told us he has received phone calls and emails. From he’s not disabled to disabled people are not fit to stand as an MP. To you are only in it for the money Joe is very distressed over this he has given us this reply.

Firstly the Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund has awarded me a grant to stand for public office. With this money I can employ a P.A. to help me to do tasks I cannot do because of my disabilities.
(I have had Fibromyalgia for 11 years it is a bad type of M.E. (myalgic encephalomyelitis) and Macular degeneration.) This has left me with word blindness and CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome plus other problems) ) I have 1 to 4 hour days anyone with FMS CFS ME will understand what it means.
The idea of the fund is to help people who have a disability and with out extra help could not stand for public office.
So in my case I will have a P.A. to help with paperwork and at times I need to use a wheelchair. I say that for me Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is the worse part of FMS this is where having a PA really helps.
The Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund is not a free ride.By accepting the grant I must stand as a candidate.
I have signed the following statement ‘I confirm that in standing for election, my activities will uphold the rule of law, democracy, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for different faiths and beliefs.’ Joe Neilson temp website

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