Election 2021: Sussex votes on next PPC Brighton News

Voters also went to the polls yesterday to vote for the next Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (CPC).

Five candidates have come forward for the post currently held by curator Katy Bourne.

The role, which was first created in November 2012 under the Conservative-Liberal coalition, aims to address the perceived disconnected nature and lack of accountability of law enforcement authorities.

At the time, the Home Office described the CCP as “the most important democratic law enforcement reform in our life.”

Elections were held every four years from 2012 until last year, when coronavirus restrictions meant they couldn’t move forward.

The Argus: Katy Bourne was the last person to hold the position Katy Bourne was the last person to hold the post

However, the next election, which will follow this year, is expected to take place in 2024 to realign with the original four-year gap.

The Sussex PPC candidates were Katy Bourne (Conservatives), Jamie Bennett (Liberal Democrats), Kahina Bouhassane (Green Party), Paul Richards (Labor) and Roy Williams (independent).

Speaking ahead of the election, Katy Bourne said: ‘Having been Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner since 2012, I have the experience and proven track record to continue to make a difference in policing in our county.

“As a CCP, I have firmly held the police to account on behalf of residents, successfully supported victims of crime, and invested heavily in frontline policing.

The result is expected to be announced on Monday, May 10.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-07 03:00:00