Former Home Secretary backs Paul

A former Labour Home Secretary has backed Paul Richards to be the next Sussex police and crime commissioner (PCC). Rt. Hon. Jacqui Smith was the first woman to serve as Home Secretary under Tony Blair.
She said: ‘Paul has the experience, dedication, and enthusiasm to make an excellent Police and Crime Commissioner. I’ve worked with him to tackle crime and make communities safer and I know he’ll be a passionate advocate for victims, for getting police out in neighbourhoods, and for preventing crime in the first place.’ 
Paul Richards served as a special adviser in the Communities Department on community cohesion and counter-extremism, and worked for the Police Minister as Labour rolled out neighbourhood policing. He is promising a return to neighbourhood police teams across Sussex if elected.
The election for Sussex police and crime commissioner is on Thursday 2 May. Remember tou will need photo ID to vote.