Brighton MP ‘threatened’ after kissing his boyfriend

By Michael Drummond, PA South East Correspondent

An MP has described being threatened in the street by two “young lads” who saw him kissing his boyfriend goodnight.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle, MP for Brighton, Kemptown, said they also took his cap and put it in a bin.

The Labour/Coop politician posted about the incident on Twitter on Friday evening.

He tweeted: “I was just walking down St James Street with my boyfriend and two staff members, as we walked into the bar I kissed my boyfriend good night and two young lads came up and started giving us lip about kissing and it being disgusting. I asked them if they were jelious.

“They thretneded to hit me & as I walked in to the pub for safety, took cap and put in in the bin.

“My boyfriend didn’t feel safe to walk home and got a taxi. I’ve kissed lots of guys on St James, never had problem – hope this not a pattern, it’s scary.”

Mr Russell-Moyle was elected in 2017 with a majority of 9,868.