A POLITICAL candidate has spoken out after dog excrement was repeatedly thrown on his doorstep.

Ex-soldier Graham Cushway, recently named as Brexit Party candidate for Brighton Kemptown, said he had been a victim of intimidation since he announced his campaign.

“About a week ago I had ‘Tory scum’ written on the front window of my abode in the dirt there,” the 44-year-old said.

“Since that time I also have also had dog excrement repeatedly thrown on to my front porch and somebody has also been coming by and stamped on it.

“With the graffiti I crossed out ‘Tory’ in favour of ‘Brexit Party’ and added the words ‘get it right’.

“However the dog excrement business is continuing.”

But Mr Cushway, a 16-year Army veteran, said he was “not easily threatened”.

“This is a fairly futile exercise,” the intelligence professional said.

“I did six years in Iraq including being in Fallujah for the Third Battle of Fallujah.

“I was then moved to Baghdad to participate in The Surge there, and was later in the country for the invasion by the Islamic State.

“The whole incident has further convinced me of the anti-democratic nature of my adversaries and the necessity to change politics for good.”

The Kemp Town resident said the abuse started after he was entered on to the electoral roll.

But he said only a limited number of people would have access to his address.

Mr Cushway said: “My details are not publicly available.

“Therefore the perpetrator must either have acquired this knowledge from somewhere or from an individual with access to privileged information.”

Mr Cushway will challenge current Brighton Kemptown Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle in the event of a general election.

Candidates for the Greens, Lib Dems and the Conservatives have all been announced for the constituency.

These include Brighton and Hove Mayor Alex Phillips for the Greens and Conservative councillor Joe Miller.

Yesterday the Prime Minister reiterated his plans to hold an election on December 12 if the EU granted an

extension to the Brexit deadline.

Boris Johnson insisted Britain could still leave the EU on Thursday but said the fate of Britain’s exit date was in Brussels’s hands.

A spokesman for the European Commission, the EU’s governing body, said the 27 countries accepted the “principle of an extension”.

But it would not decide on the length of the extension until next week.

To call a general election, Mr Johnson will need the backing of two thirds of MPs.

Labour said it would support him if a no-deal exit was “off the table”.