Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner – Candidates confirmed

Elections for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner will be taking place on Thursday 2 May 2024.

The candidates standing for election have been confirmed as:

  • Jamie Bennett – Liberal Democrats
  • Katy Bourne – Conservative Party
  • Jonathan Christopher Kent – Green Party
  • Paul Adrian Richards – Labour and Co-operative Party

Find out more about the 2024 Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner election.

From 10 April, you can find more information on the candidates, including their aims and proposals, by visiting the Choose My PCC website.

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner

Police and Crime Commissioners ensure the policing needs of the community are met as effectively as possible and oversee how crime is tackled in your area.

Find out more about the roles and responsibilities of the Police and Crime Comissioner here.

Register to vote

If you want to vote in the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner election, you must be registered to vote by midnight on Tuesday 16 April.

If you’re not already registered, or if you’ve recently moved to a new address, please visit gov.uk/registertovote.

Register for a postal or proxy vote

If you can’t get to a polling station on the day, you can also apply for a postal or proxy vote.

You must apply for a postal vote by 5pm on 17 April at the latest, but we recommended applying earlier so your postal vote can be sent to you sooner.

You can also ask someone you trust to vote on your behalf – this is known as a proxy vote. You should apply for a proxy vote by 5pm on 24 April or change existing proxy arrangements by 5pm on 17 April.

Don’t forget your photo ID

Last year, the government brought in new legislation which requires voters to show photo identification when voting at polling stations.

This means you must bring a photo ID to vote in the Police & Crime Commissioner election. For more information, and to see which forms of photo ID are accepted, please visit our voter ID webpage.

If you don’t have a valid form of photo ID, you can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) online. The deadline for us to receive your VAC application for use at the Police & Crime Commissioner election is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.

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