The Labour Party is active in all 16 constituencies in West and East Sussex.  Our candidate Michael Jones gained 86,392 votes in the election for Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner.

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Michael Jones was joined by senior Labour representatives from across Sussex when he criticised the cancellation of the regular meeting of the Sussex Police and Crime Panel, which is supposed to put the current Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner to account.

The Sussex Police and Crime Panel was scheduled to meet on Friday, 22nd April in Lewes, but panel members were notified by the Clerk to the Panel (without consultation with the members) that the meeting had been cancelled.  That means that the Tory Commissioner Katy Bourne will only have been held to account three times for the entire year, despite her significant role in police governance. 

Last chance for scrutiny scrapped

Michael Jones was joined by senior Labour representatives from across Sussex when he criticised the cancellation of the regular meeting of the Sussex Police and Crime Panel, which is supposed... Read more

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On a visit to Worthing and Adur this week, Michael had a chance to see the surge in activity and the explosion in volunteers as a "significant sea change" in the politics of this part of West Sussex.

• Membership numbers in Worthing and Adur has trebled since the General Election, and as local Worthing people reacted to the result and impact of the first majority Tory Government in 18 years;

• The local Worthing and Adur Labour parties have embarked on an ambitious campaign, taking the message to residents directly, on the doorstep;

• Activists are reporting a real hunger for fresh people to be elected to their local councils, to revive Worthing and Adur's stale austerity politics.

A Labour surge in Adur and Worthing

On a visit to Worthing and Adur this week, Michael had a chance to see the surge in activity and the explosion in volunteers as a "significant sea change" in the... Read more

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Michael Jones and Angela Smith

Labour members and shadow Leader of the House of Lords Baroness Smith of Basildon joined the party’s candidate for the upcoming Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner elections, Michael Jones this week for the local campaign launch in Bognor Regis.

Bognor Regis launch with Baroness Smith

Labour members and shadow Leader of the House of Lords Baroness Smith of Basildon joined the party’s candidate for the upcoming Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner elections, Michael Jones this... Read more

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Michael Jones with Peter Kyle MP

Michael Jones attended a meeting of Labour supporters from Brighton and Hove at the weekend, where he received the   endorsement of Hove MP Peter Kyle, Brighton and Hove Labour council leader Warren Morgan and dozens of local councillors, members and supporters for his campaign in the upcoming elections to unseat the current Tory Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner.

Brighton and Hove launch with Peter Kyle

Michael Jones attended a meeting of Labour supporters from Brighton and Hove at the weekend, where he received the   endorsement of Hove MP Peter Kyle, Brighton and Hove Labour... Read more

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Michael Jones at Crawley Fire StationThe Tory Government wants to move control of local Fire and Rescue services into the hands of the Police & Crime Commissioners, away from our local councils. Michael has been at the forefront of strong opposition against this in West Sussex.

Keep Fire and Rescue under our local councils

The Tory Government wants to move control of local Fire and Rescue services into the hands of the Police & Crime Commissioners, away from our local councils. Michael has been... Read more

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Sussex Police is set to lose huge numbers of neighbourhood police and PCSOs.

Michael will attempt to stop the current round of savage cuts to community policing proposed by the current Tory PCC.  On the first day after being elected, Michael is pledged to doing whatever is necessary to save existing officers and restore Police morale.

Labour will save Sussex's Bobbies on the Beat

Sussex Police is set to lose huge numbers of neighbourhood police and PCSOs. Michael will attempt to stop the current round of savage cuts to community policing proposed by the... Read more

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Labour protecting communities, fighting crime

Sussex people are rightly horrified at reports of the vile behaviour some innocent residents have been subjected to going about their daily lives. People should never be victimised for who they are. Michael knows that Sussex suffers from under-reporting of hate crime, and that local groups have indicated more needs to be done.

Stronger action on hate crime

Sussex people are rightly horrified at reports of the vile behaviour some innocent residents have been subjected to going about their daily lives. People should never be victimised for who... Read more

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The Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner must be out there listening to the residents directly, right across Sussex.

The local priorities and concerns of residents need to be the concerns the Police address, and that different areas frequently have different problems. Michael will make that plan a reality, not just the big issues but also ensure things like anti-social behaviour, illegal parking and street drinking get the attention they deserve.

Giving policing back to the people

The Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner must be out there listening to the residents directly, right across Sussex. The local priorities and concerns of residents need to be the concerns... Read more

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Councillor MICHAEL JONES is Labour's candidate to be the next Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner.  The election will be on Thursday, May 5th when voters throughout Sussex will be able to vote for their next Commissioner.

Michael, a Crawley councillor and a Labour representative on the Sussex Police and Crime Panel pledged to stop cuts to community policing on his first day on the job.
The number of Sussex Police Community Support Officers has been set to be cut by almost a third by March 2018. 
Michael said: “I’m very proud that Sussex Labour members have chosen me to be their candidate for the forthcoming PCC elections and I thank them for their support. The Sussex PCC must be the champion for all the communities of Sussex in tackling crime and upholding public safety against the background of devastating cuts to the Police and other blue light services by the Tory Government.


Introducing Michael Jones

Councillor MICHAEL JONES is Labour's candidate to be the next Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner.  The election will be on Thursday, May 5th when voters throughout Sussex will be able to vote... Read more

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