A CONSERVATIVE candidate is demanding his rival apologise for a leaflet claiming their constituency was at risk of an “invisible multi-millionaire MP”.

Joe Miller, who is the party’s candidate for Brighton Kemptown, says he is not a millionaire and has accused Labour’s Lloyd Russell-Moyle of “pure lies”.

The controversial leaflets, which are being posted through doors, show a picture of Simon Kirby, the multi-millionaire pub boss who held the seat for the Conservatives from 2010 to 2017.

It is captioned “Don’t risk another invisible multi-millionaire MP. Only a vote for Lloyd will ensure an MP who lives locally and will fight for us”.

Mr Miller said: “The Labour candidate has accused me in his latest literature of both not being local – I was born in Brighton and have always lived here – and also being a millionaire.

“These are pure lies.

“I ask that he apologises and tells residents the truth on this matter.

“I think people have heard enough lies from our politicians and therefore if people in Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven want an MP who isn’t going to lie to them they should vote for me in this crucial General Election.”

Mr Russell-Moyle has refused to apologise and said Mr Miller is getting “worked up about the little things”.

He said: “The last person we had here was a multi-millionaire MP.

“Joe gets worked up about this but I am getting worked up about what his party is doing to this country.

“It shows the priorities of the different campaigns.

“One campaign is busy getting worked up about the little things and we’re worked up about rebuilding the country.”