Joe Neilson, the independent parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown was attacked at his home and election campaign office on Friday 16th January 2015 at 11.20am.
Opening the door to a person wearing a red jacket, whom he thought was the postman, Joe Neilson was confronted by two assailants who burst open the door and proceeded to punch him to the floor.
A frail pensioner disabled with Fibromyaliga and Macular degeneration, Joe called for the help from Matt Taylor who was in the campaign office at the time of the attack.
Matt Taylor rushed to Joe’s rescue and managed to push the assailants outside, shutting and bolting the front door.
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