Sussex PCC election profile: Michael Jones, Labour

I'm a Labour member of the Sussex Police and Crime Panel, standing up for residents on all matters related to policing.

Sunday, 24th April 2016, 7:19 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 9:55 pm
Michael Jones Labour's Sussex PCC candidate SUS-161104-082034001

I’m a qualified solicitor, and known locally as a hard working, independently minded councillor.

I’ve lived in Sussex for most of my life.

I’m the leading councillor at Crawley Borough Council for community safety and fighting crime and anti-social behaviour.

The Tory Government and Sussex PCC have slashed the police’s budget.

The Sussex PCC’s record is one of the worst in the country: police officers reduced by one-fifth, PCSOs to be nearly halved in number, neighbourhood police officers being cut by two-thirds this year.

The effect? Crime in Sussex has increased by 8%, but arrests have still fallen by over a quarter.

My priorities:

- Reverse the proposed cuts to front-line policing in every town, every village;

- Strengthen the fight against internet and telephone scammers;

- Champion residents’ local priorities, like speeding and anti-social behaviour.

If you don’t want the Tories to win again, remember Labour was in second place at the last Sussex PCC election.

Even if you usually vote for another party, please use your second preference vote for me as the candidate best placed to beat the Tories.