Councillor Godfrey Daniel is on the shortlist for the Labour nomination to be the Police and Crime Commissioner in Sussex. If you are intending to stand to be Police and Crime Commissioner where you live, you can submit your own Candidate Statement, so get in touch at Editor@TopOfTheCops.com – Others are on the way, and we are looking for 400 words, a photo (of you!) that you have rights to, and preferably an imprint, which will be needed for the formal election period later this year.
Labour needs a credible candidate as the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner. I have wide experience of the Criminal Justice System being the only Labour Member of the Sussex Police Authority (2009 -2012), also serving (1997-2001). I was a member of the Sussex Probation Board (2001-2007). I have been a magistrate since 1989.
I am a successful politician at both borough and county council levels. I won my Borough Council seat in Hastings in 1994 (which was regarded as ‘unwinnable’) and my County Council seat in 1997. I have been re-elected to both seats with increasing majorities ever since. I was Mayor of Hastings and am currently Deputy Labour Leader at East Sussex County Council. I am the Chair of Planning on both Hastings and East Sussex Councils. I had a successful career in teaching, fostering, residential social work and local government. I have lived in Hastings for over 25 years, after moving from Frant (near Wadhurst). I studied at Sussex University for 4 years, living in Brighton.
Neighbourhood policing and clear policies for dealing with domestic violence, hate crime and drugs are my priorities.
I have a sense of humour, and a strong commitment to the people of Sussex.