A MONSTER Raving Loony Party candidate says she is "f***ing livid" with a rival who claimed to be the first pantomime dame to run for parliament.

Dame Dixon is the Loony Party candidate for Hove and Portslade. She insists she was the first dame to stand for office and offered a stiff rebuke to Daniel Page, a candidate running in Exeter.

She said: "Like all good panto jokes Daniel, it's been done before."

"I am without doubt the FIRST EVER pantomime dame to have stood for election."

Mr Page, also known as Dame Belladone, is running as an Independent candidate while appearing in a production of Snow White.

Dame Dixon stood in the 2015 general election and secured 125 votes. She is hoping to double that number with an array of pantomime-themed policies this year.

She said: "I'm delighted that I've started a trend and that Daniel Page has joined the political fray. I wish him the very best of luck down there in Exeter. Us Panto Dames need to stick together. Hopefully my campaign in 2015 was an inspiration.

"But it's a bit naughty of him to claim he’s the first ever panto dame to stand. Fake news.

"My groundbreaking policies like replacing trains with magic carpets during engineering works gained headlines around the world in 2015.

"This year my policies include the word Brexit being replaced by the words 'deep pan pepperoni feast' so I can actually promise to deliver it.

"But more importantly, this is about the pride of Hove, Brighton and Sussex. We are pioneers in the political landscape and Hove did it first. This needs to be recognised."

Dame Dixon said she has the official backing of the Loony Party behind her. She said she has been endorsed by the party's leader Howling Laud Hope.

The Monster Raving Loony Party was established in 1983 by the musician David Sutch, also known as Screaming Lord Sutch, third Earl of Harrow. The party effectively exists to mock British politics.

Dame Dixon is running for the party under the slogan "This election is lunacy so vote for a loony."

She said: "This is the reason I’m standing in Hove: people are sick of it.

“They’re sick of politicians, they’re sick of politics. So come and waste your vote with me. Voting’s very important, you should always vote. Vote for me.

“Come and put your cross next to my name.

“Everybody else might be silly. Vote for us because we’re truly silly. I’m delivering undeliverable nonsense.”

Her other policies include replacing the sand on Brighton beach with sherbet during the August Bank Holiday, and recruiting a genie to grant wishes for the city.

This is not the first time wacky candidates have scrapped over such issues. Lord Buckethead, who stood against then-Prime-Minister Theresa May in her Maidenhead constituency in 2017, has been involved in a trademark battle after a number of copycat candidates began cropping up.

Dame Belladone has been approached for comment.