On Saturday 13 October, Katy Bourne, the Conservative party candidate to be Sussex’s first Police and Crime Commissioner, visited Shoreham Farmers’ Market and Worthing Town Centre with local MP Tim Loughton. The Police and Crime Commissioner elections are taking place on 15 November and all residents in Sussex will be able to vote. As of Saturday, Katy was the only declared candidate and the first to bring her campaign to Shoreham or Worthing.
Katy said, ‘I want to represent the views of as many people as possible in this key position. Talking to residents about crime and policing in Shoreham and Worthing is the best way of learning what is important to local people. My absolute priority is to ensure we are all ‘Safer in Sussex’ by cutting crime and catching more criminals. I intend to put victims back at the heart of the Criminal Justice System, tackle anti-social behaviour and ensure residents can see value for money from our police force. Many residents tell me that they want visible and effective policing in their neighbourhood so listening to their views is vital”
Welcoming Katy to the area Tim Loughton MP remarked: ‘I am confident that Katy will make an excellent Police and Crime Commissioner and will be a strong voice for Sussex. It is important that residents across Sussex take part in the election on 15 November. The Government has given these important powers to a directly accountable public figure so it is in everyone’s interest to have their say on the direction and future of crime prevention in Sussex.’