Police and crime commissioners

Police and crime commissioners are elected by the public to ensure the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area.

Candidates for Sussex

Elections for police and crime commissioners have now taken place. Katy Bourne has been elected as police and crime commissioner for Sussex.

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Jamie Bennett

Liberal Democrat

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Jamie Bennett - Portrait

Katy Bourne

Conservative Candidate - More Police, Safer Streets

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Katy Bourne - Portrait

Jonathan Christopher Kent

Green Party

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Jonanthan Kent - Portrait

Paul Adrian Richards

Labour and Co-operative Party

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Paul Richards - Portrait

Download a PDF booklet containing the statements of all candidates standing at this election

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Statement by the Police Area Returning Officer for Sussex

This website contains more information about those candidates (where provided) and other information useful to voters. The information provided by a candidate is their responsibility, and may not reflect the opinions of myself or my council. As Police Area Returning Officer I am responsible for coordinating the election and announcing the result in Sussex. Police and Crime Commissioner Elections will be held in Sussex on 2 May 2024; the candidates standing in that election, alphabetically by surname (as they will appear on the ballot paper), are:

  • BENNETT, Jamie (Liberal Democrat)
  • BOURNE, Katy (Conservative Candidate - More Police, Safer Streets)
  • KENT, Jonathan Christopher (Green Party)
  • RICHARDS, Paul Adrian (Labour and Co-operative Party)

I can be contacted at:

Jess Gibbons

Electoral Services Office (Room 236), Hove Town Hall
Norton Road


01273 291999