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Family: Divorced, with two sons.
Educated: Has a chemistry degree and PGCE from the University of Sussex.
Profession: Ex-teacher and Lambeth Borough Council worker.
Experience: Former mayor of Hastings, he is deputy leader of East Sussex Labour Party, representing Braybrooke on Hastings Borough Council and Hastings Braybrooke and Castle on East Sussex County Council. He has sat on Sussex Police Authority from 1997 to 2001 and from 2009 until this year, and is “lead member for independent custody visitors and independent CCTV monitoring”.
Other: He is a magistrate, a president of Hastings Welsh Society, member of Sussex Mayor’s Association and Cinque Ports Mayors' Association. He is a patron of Battle Light Opera Group and Hastings Philharmonic Choir and a Friend of Opera South East.
His priorities: “My priorities are the people of Sussex. I am committed to neighbourhood policing, fighting antisocial behaviour, dealing with domestic violence and hate crime, and alcohol and drugs issues.”
All five candidates standing for Sussex police and crime commissioner:
- Labour: Godfrey Daniel
- Liberal democrat: David Rogers
- Independent: Ian Chisnall
- Conservative: Katy Bourne
- UK Independence Party: Tony Armstrong