This week we will have the opportunity to choose who will be our Police and Crime Commissioner in Sussex for the next 4 years. I am supporting Dr James Walsh the Lib Dem candidate. Dr Walsh is the leader of the Lib Dem group at West Sussex County Council. He was a member of the former Sussex Police Authority from 1989 to 2005, serving as its vice-chairman from 1993-95, and chairman from 1995-1997.
for more information about Dr Walsh CLICK HERE
Here is a list of all the candidates:
|Katy Bourne||The Conservative Party Candidate||Katy Bourne’s election statement|
|James Doyle||Green Party||James Doyle’s election statement|
|Michael Jones||Labour Party||Michael Jones’ election statement|
|Patrick Lowe||UKIP||Patrick Lowe’s election statement|
|James Walsh||Liberal Democrats||James Walsh’s election statement|
A printed booklet has been published about the candidates for the PCC election and it can be viewed on the Choose my PCC website.
One of the responsibilities of the Commissioner is to set the precept (Council Tax). The proposed expenditure for 2016/17 is £289.9m. Here is a link to the current budget report: http://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/priorities/budget/