Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner elections postponed

The UK Government has postponed all local, mayoral and Police & Crime Commissioner elections in May due to the current and emerging situation around COVID-19.

The Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner elections that were due to take place on Thursday 7 May 2020 have now been postponed until May 2021.  

The decision was taken following advice from the Government’s medical experts in relation to the response to the Covid-19 virus and the advice of the Electoral Commission.

The current Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex, Katy Bourne, will continue in her role. 

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner

The Police & Crime Commissioner is responsible for setting the strategic objectives for policing in Sussex. This includes developing a police and crime plan for the area, setting the budget and appointing the Chief Constable. 

Police & Crime Commissioners are elected every four years to increase transparency of policing services and ensure the police are accountable to the public. 

The Minister of State of the Cabinet Office had formally designated Brighton & Hove City Council to conduct the 2020 election for the Sussex police area.

For further information go to the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner website

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The most up to date information about these and other UK elections will be shared on the Electoral Commission website.  

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