Is Joe Neilson first disabled candidate to stand as an MP under the Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund? Standing for Brighton Kemptown Constituency Joe Neilson an Independent who is disabled with Fibromyalgia and Macular Degeneration. Joe Neilson has received a grant under the Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund. This little known new fund can give a grant up to £40,000.00. To help for disabled people to stand for public office. Joe Neilson told us he is over the moon with the grant without this I could not have stood. But it’s still going to be very hard work for me. He said disabled people and O.A.P.s need a real voice. We are disabled but not useless.