On 5 May, in addition to the local elections, the country will vote to elect Police and Crime Commissioners in 41 Police Areas. Across the SE Region, only one Green Party candidate is standing. Please support our candidate, Worthing councillor, James Doyle.
The Green Party has the right policies on crime and justice:
- opposing the creeping privatisation of the police force,
- supporting an evidence-based drugs policy,
- community policing, restorative justice, and
- supporting victims of hate crime.
James Doyle says:
“I will fight to protect policing as a public service. Under this and the previous government there have been six years of cuts to Sussex Police and six years of creeping privatisation, with more and more police functions handed over to companies only interested in making a profit.
“I want to see Sussex Police being a police service, not a police force.
“The Green Party has an active and progressive view of how policing should be adapting to the challenges of the twenty-first century.
“We need to actively pursue other ways of reducing crime than simply enforcement and imprisonment.”
The Green Party is fundraising to support James’s campaign, and after the election the returned deposit will be turned into a ‘fighting fund’ to support Local Parties contesting elections across the whole SE region.