PAUL RICHARDS is the Labour candidate in the election for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).
Paul Richards is contesting this election on three main policies:
- more rights for witnesses and victims of crime, enshrined in a new, robust Victims Law, so that more cases come to court and more criminals are convicted for their crimes. The criminal justice system must be tilted towards the citizen not the criminal.
- more police on Sussex streets, reversing recent cuts to police numbers, and more neighbourhood policing teams emmeshed into the fabric of local communities, preventing crime and cracking down on noise, vandalism, graffiti, and litter.
- investment in the services and facilities that create a strong society, helping to prevent crime, and giving young people a better future: more Sure Starts, Children’s Centres, Youth Clubs, Sports Clubs and apprenticeships.
Paul Richards will invest in every part of the police family: civilian support staff, special constables, police community support officers, and neighbourhood police, as well as working with local councillors, faith groups, businesses and the voluntary sector in Sussex to prevent crime.
Paul Richards will open new police stations across Sussex, and keep our police stations open for longer.
It’s a two-horse race here in Sussex
This time it’s a straight fight between the Conservative candidate and the Labour alternative.
Last time the Lib Dems came fourth here.
So if you think it’s time for a change after ten years of the Tories, and you want more police in your neighbourhood, give your first preference vote to Labour’s Paul Richards. And if you normally vote for another party, please give your second preference to Labour to help us stop the Tories.