Conservatives choose former police chief for Hove MP candidate

Conservatives choose former police chief for Hove MP candidate

Conservatives choose former police chief for Hove MP candidate

First published in News
Last updated

Former police chief and current city councillor Graham Cox has tonight been chosen as the Conservative candidate for Hove at the next election.

The current Westbourne councillor will attempt to retain the seat won by Mike Weatherley in 2010.

Mr Weatherley announced earlier this month that he would not be standing for relection.

Councillor Cox joined Brighton and Hove City Council in December 2011 after winning a byelection.

He had previously had a long illustrious career with Sussex Police where he rose to head of the county's CID division after forming the force's major crime unit.

Linda Freeman, chairman of Brighton and Hove Conservatives, tweeted in the last hour: "Delighted to have @CoxGraham selected tonight as our parliamentary candidate 2015 for #hove and #portslade."

Comments (20)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:04am Thu 31 Jul 14

Fred Long says...

This story was running on the excellent Brighton and Hove News website hours ago.
This story was running on the excellent Brighton and Hove News website hours ago. Fred Long
  • Score: 6

7:06am Thu 31 Jul 14

Youlikemyjugs says...

That face could turn milk sour at a glance!
That face could turn milk sour at a glance! Youlikemyjugs
  • Score: 0

7:25am Thu 31 Jul 14

HJarrs says...

Best choice the Tories could have made. He seems to be a bit out of touch with the swivel eyed modern Conservative Party.

Question is, who is most right wing, the Tory or Labour candidate?
Best choice the Tories could have made. He seems to be a bit out of touch with the swivel eyed modern Conservative Party. Question is, who is most right wing, the Tory or Labour candidate? HJarrs
  • Score: -22

8:29am Thu 31 Jul 14

Martha Gunn says...

There you go again HJarrs (@7.25)!

Only someone with a brain addled by years of Greenthink could ask a question like that.
There you go again HJarrs (@7.25)! Only someone with a brain addled by years of Greenthink could ask a question like that. Martha Gunn
  • Score: 6

9:00am Thu 31 Jul 14

s_james says...

For a Tory, this guy speaks a lot of sense. His blog and tweets are very balanced. A good choice.
For a Tory, this guy speaks a lot of sense. His blog and tweets are very balanced. A good choice. s_james
  • Score: 7

9:03am Thu 31 Jul 14

BeeJam says...

I am not a Tory by any stretch but I do have a lot of respect for Graham Cox. He talks a lot of sense and is a very good choice.
I am not a Tory by any stretch but I do have a lot of respect for Graham Cox. He talks a lot of sense and is a very good choice. BeeJam
  • Score: 11

9:05am Thu 31 Jul 14

NickBrt says...

After next election will hjarrs be the only green left ?!
After next election will hjarrs be the only green left ?! NickBrt
  • Score: 7

9:07am Thu 31 Jul 14

NickBrt says...

I don't like Tory policies but at least this guy lives in the area not Belgium.
I don't like Tory policies but at least this guy lives in the area not Belgium. NickBrt
  • Score: 13

9:24am Thu 31 Jul 14

Max Ripple says...

Is this the same Graham Cox who seems to vote with the Greens at every opportunity? His vote seems easily bought by them - he'd rather vote with them to vote down a Labour motion at every turn.
Is this the same Graham Cox who seems to vote with the Greens at every opportunity? His vote seems easily bought by them - he'd rather vote with them to vote down a Labour motion at every turn. Max Ripple
  • Score: -3

9:42am Thu 31 Jul 14

s_james says...

Max Ripple wrote:
Is this the same Graham Cox who seems to vote with the Greens at every opportunity? His vote seems easily bought by them - he'd rather vote with them to vote down a Labour motion at every turn.
He seems to make each decision on its merits and makes decisions that are, in his opinion, in the best interests of the city, rather than the short term politicking that Labour engage in.
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: Is this the same Graham Cox who seems to vote with the Greens at every opportunity? His vote seems easily bought by them - he'd rather vote with them to vote down a Labour motion at every turn.[/p][/quote]He seems to make each decision on its merits and makes decisions that are, in his opinion, in the best interests of the city, rather than the short term politicking that Labour engage in. s_james
  • Score: 3

10:55am Thu 31 Jul 14

G Wiley says...

HJarrs wrote:
Best choice the Tories could have made. He seems to be a bit out of touch with the swivel eyed modern Conservative Party.

Question is, who is most right wing, the Tory or Labour candidate?
And which immature left-wing idealistic activist will the greens choose to replace Lucas when she bails out next year?

It will be interesting to read your sycophantic toadying comments supporting whoever is announced then.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Best choice the Tories could have made. He seems to be a bit out of touch with the swivel eyed modern Conservative Party. Question is, who is most right wing, the Tory or Labour candidate?[/p][/quote]And which immature left-wing idealistic activist will the greens choose to replace Lucas when she bails out next year? It will be interesting to read your sycophantic toadying comments supporting whoever is announced then. G Wiley
  • Score: 4

12:12pm Thu 31 Jul 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Police chief - ummmm = corruption rules
Police chief - ummmm = corruption rules getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -3

12:47pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Joshiman says...

Hopefully very tough on crime.Will sort out the ridiculous Green party made high blood pressure causing traffic chaos/jams/traffic lights/gridlock.
Hopefully very tough on crime.Will sort out the ridiculous Green party made high blood pressure causing traffic chaos/jams/traffic lights/gridlock. Joshiman
  • Score: -3

2:25pm Thu 31 Jul 14

concernedofBrighton says...

Another nasty tory for the blue rinse brigade in Hove, just like Kirby in Kemp Town.
Another nasty tory for the blue rinse brigade in Hove, just like Kirby in Kemp Town. concernedofBrighton
  • Score: -3

8:50pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Idontbelieveit1948 says...

concernedofBrighton wrote:
Another nasty tory for the blue rinse brigade in Hove, just like Kirby in Kemp Town.
Some explanation of this allegation please, what evidence do you have for this statement ? Or are you just an H Jarrs clone who believes any bile they spout is true ?
[quote][p][bold]concernedofBrighton[/bold] wrote: Another nasty tory for the blue rinse brigade in Hove, just like Kirby in Kemp Town.[/p][/quote]Some explanation of this allegation please, what evidence do you have for this statement ? Or are you just an H Jarrs clone who believes any bile they spout is true ? Idontbelieveit1948
  • Score: 0

11:59pm Thu 31 Jul 14

NickBrt says...

But hjarrs is always right. Hjarrs says so.
But hjarrs is always right. Hjarrs says so. NickBrt
  • Score: 0

7:05am Fri 1 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

NickBrt wrote:
But hjarrs is always right. Hjarrs says so.
We'll, you seldom are!
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: But hjarrs is always right. Hjarrs says so.[/p][/quote]We'll, you seldom are! HJarrs
  • Score: -2

7:39am Fri 1 Aug 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Well if he votes with the Greens it's probably as he has realised that they are more right wing than left and most of us realised that the longer the Greens were in power.
Ignoring the public, ignoring and lying about consultation results, issuing edicts about how we should live our lives, setting up homes for the homeless with a PR photoshoot then finding we are paying a nice little earner of £650 a month for a tin shed, also Tory Geoffrey Theobald voted with them to use public money for a vanity project because he knows they are all a load of capitalists in knitted jumpers. The Green members even behave like some of the old Tory guard in the town, with one Green who Tweeted nasty, bigoted comments which should have lead to expulsion from the start of the term in office but they waited until they were heading into the final year.
Come on, the Greens and the Tories have more in common than anyone would ever have thought and that's why they are palatable to the rich folk in the town in Green wards. Pretend socialists installing light up bus stops for the wealthy of Preston Park while telling the poor they face a 5 percent increase in council tax.
Champagne socialists campaigning to save the environment of the rich in Balcombe while sticking two fingers up to the poor in this town when travellers take over our parks.
Well if he votes with the Greens it's probably as he has realised that they are more right wing than left and most of us realised that the longer the Greens were in power. Ignoring the public, ignoring and lying about consultation results, issuing edicts about how we should live our lives, setting up homes for the homeless with a PR photoshoot then finding we are paying a nice little earner of £650 a month for a tin shed, also Tory Geoffrey Theobald voted with them to use public money for a vanity project because he knows they are all a load of capitalists in knitted jumpers. The Green members even behave like some of the old Tory guard in the town, with one Green who Tweeted nasty, bigoted comments which should have lead to expulsion from the start of the term in office but they waited until they were heading into the final year. Come on, the Greens and the Tories have more in common than anyone would ever have thought and that's why they are palatable to the rich folk in the town in Green wards. Pretend socialists installing light up bus stops for the wealthy of Preston Park while telling the poor they face a 5 percent increase in council tax. Champagne socialists campaigning to save the environment of the rich in Balcombe while sticking two fingers up to the poor in this town when travellers take over our parks. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 1

8:33am Fri 1 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Well if he votes with the Greens it's probably as he has realised that they are more right wing than left and most of us realised that the longer the Greens were in power.
Ignoring the public, ignoring and lying about consultation results, issuing edicts about how we should live our lives, setting up homes for the homeless with a PR photoshoot then finding we are paying a nice little earner of £650 a month for a tin shed, also Tory Geoffrey Theobald voted with them to use public money for a vanity project because he knows they are all a load of capitalists in knitted jumpers. The Green members even behave like some of the old Tory guard in the town, with one Green who Tweeted nasty, bigoted comments which should have lead to expulsion from the start of the term in office but they waited until they were heading into the final year.
Come on, the Greens and the Tories have more in common than anyone would ever have thought and that's why they are palatable to the rich folk in the town in Green wards. Pretend socialists installing light up bus stops for the wealthy of Preston Park while telling the poor they face a 5 percent increase in council tax.
Champagne socialists campaigning to save the environment of the rich in Balcombe while sticking two fingers up to the poor in this town when travellers take over our parks.
Hmmm, usual Maxwell rant. Your alternative is? I note the Labour Party have committed themselves to an austerity agenda that will lead to continuing cuts (but not spending £100 billion on an impotent Trident replacement). Labour are now a Conservative party
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Well if he votes with the Greens it's probably as he has realised that they are more right wing than left and most of us realised that the longer the Greens were in power. Ignoring the public, ignoring and lying about consultation results, issuing edicts about how we should live our lives, setting up homes for the homeless with a PR photoshoot then finding we are paying a nice little earner of £650 a month for a tin shed, also Tory Geoffrey Theobald voted with them to use public money for a vanity project because he knows they are all a load of capitalists in knitted jumpers. The Green members even behave like some of the old Tory guard in the town, with one Green who Tweeted nasty, bigoted comments which should have lead to expulsion from the start of the term in office but they waited until they were heading into the final year. Come on, the Greens and the Tories have more in common than anyone would ever have thought and that's why they are palatable to the rich folk in the town in Green wards. Pretend socialists installing light up bus stops for the wealthy of Preston Park while telling the poor they face a 5 percent increase in council tax. Champagne socialists campaigning to save the environment of the rich in Balcombe while sticking two fingers up to the poor in this town when travellers take over our parks.[/p][/quote]Hmmm, usual Maxwell rant. Your alternative is? I note the Labour Party have committed themselves to an austerity agenda that will lead to continuing cuts (but not spending £100 billion on an impotent Trident replacement). Labour are now a Conservative party HJarrs
  • Score: -1

8:37am Fri 1 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

HJarrs wrote:
Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Well if he votes with the Greens it's probably as he has realised that they are more right wing than left and most of us realised that the longer the Greens were in power.
Ignoring the public, ignoring and lying about consultation results, issuing edicts about how we should live our lives, setting up homes for the homeless with a PR photoshoot then finding we are paying a nice little earner of £650 a month for a tin shed, also Tory Geoffrey Theobald voted with them to use public money for a vanity project because he knows they are all a load of capitalists in knitted jumpers. The Green members even behave like some of the old Tory guard in the town, with one Green who Tweeted nasty, bigoted comments which should have lead to expulsion from the start of the term in office but they waited until they were heading into the final year.
Come on, the Greens and the Tories have more in common than anyone would ever have thought and that's why they are palatable to the rich folk in the town in Green wards. Pretend socialists installing light up bus stops for the wealthy of Preston Park while telling the poor they face a 5 percent increase in council tax.
Champagne socialists campaigning to save the environment of the rich in Balcombe while sticking two fingers up to the poor in this town when travellers take over our parks.
Hmmm, usual Maxwell rant. Your alternative is? I note the Labour Party have committed themselves to an austerity agenda that will lead to continuing cuts (but not spending £100 billion on an impotent Trident replacement). Labour are now a Conservative party
Hmmm, usual Maxwell rant.

Your alternative is? I note the Labour Party have committed themselves to an austerity agenda that will lead to continuing cuts (but still spending £100 billion on an impotent Trident replacement).

Let's not forget it was the lone voice of the Greens standing against the bedroom tax, vilification of the poorest, the builders of the first council houses in the city for over 20 years, so you can stick your champagne socialism. Labour are now a Conservative party and you are very confused.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Well if he votes with the Greens it's probably as he has realised that they are more right wing than left and most of us realised that the longer the Greens were in power. Ignoring the public, ignoring and lying about consultation results, issuing edicts about how we should live our lives, setting up homes for the homeless with a PR photoshoot then finding we are paying a nice little earner of £650 a month for a tin shed, also Tory Geoffrey Theobald voted with them to use public money for a vanity project because he knows they are all a load of capitalists in knitted jumpers. The Green members even behave like some of the old Tory guard in the town, with one Green who Tweeted nasty, bigoted comments which should have lead to expulsion from the start of the term in office but they waited until they were heading into the final year. Come on, the Greens and the Tories have more in common than anyone would ever have thought and that's why they are palatable to the rich folk in the town in Green wards. Pretend socialists installing light up bus stops for the wealthy of Preston Park while telling the poor they face a 5 percent increase in council tax. Champagne socialists campaigning to save the environment of the rich in Balcombe while sticking two fingers up to the poor in this town when travellers take over our parks.[/p][/quote]Hmmm, usual Maxwell rant. Your alternative is? I note the Labour Party have committed themselves to an austerity agenda that will lead to continuing cuts (but not spending £100 billion on an impotent Trident replacement). Labour are now a Conservative party[/p][/quote]Hmmm, usual Maxwell rant. Your alternative is? I note the Labour Party have committed themselves to an austerity agenda that will lead to continuing cuts (but still spending £100 billion on an impotent Trident replacement). Let's not forget it was the lone voice of the Greens standing against the bedroom tax, vilification of the poorest, the builders of the first council houses in the city for over 20 years, so you can stick your champagne socialism. Labour are now a Conservative party and you are very confused. HJarrs
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree