ONE of Brighton’s longest serving politicians has slammed a re-elected MP for his animated victory speech.

Tory politician Sir Andrew Bowden sat in Brighton Kemptown between 1970 and 1997 and has criticised Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle’s strongly worded election speech following victory in Thursday’s election.

The Argus:

In the speech, Mr Russell-Moyle claimed the Conservative party “have an aim to break up our country”.

He said: “We will fight them in the Parliament, we will fight them in the courts, we will fight them in the workplaces and we will fight them in the streets.

“They will not destroy our county.”

Sir Andrew said: “I had the honour of being the longest serving post-war MP in the city of Brighton and Hove.

“I totally condemn the clear implications of the speech made by Mr Russel-Moyle after the count.

“It is well known he is an extreme left wing socialist, stroke Marxist, and a friend of Mr Corbyn.

“His demand is not acceptable in any democracy.

The Argus:

“He has no right or justification for saying Conservative MPs are very dangerous forces.

“I believe the great majority in Kemptown, regardless of of how they voted, will condemn his appalling outburst.”

The video of the speech recorded by The Argus’s Jody Doherty-Cove has been used by national media and led to a big reaction.

It was described as evoking comparisons to Churchill’s famous ‘We shall fight on the beaches’ speech to the House of Commons in 1940 during the Second World War.