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Tony Armstrong – UKIP – Website
Katy Bourne – Conservative – Website
Katy Bourne was selected as the Conservative Candidate. Here is some independent local coverage of her selection from the Brighton and Hove news. She beat Peter Jones and Anthony Kimber, a former army officer who has a website here. Paul Dendle, Colin Field – (details of family charity here) and George Lee (former police Chief Inspector) were all longlisted but not shortlisted. Controversially, Sussex Police Authority chairman Steve Waight, was not put through to the selection panel. Rumour has it there were 12 candidates in total for the Conservative nomination.
Cllr Godfrey Daniels is the Labour candidate securing 679 against 554 for former Special Adviser to Hazel Blears Paul Richards who was also endorsed by former Home Secretary David Blunkett. TopOfTheCops had covered plans by Richards to ‘Buy British’ if elected here and here.
Andrew Smith had been seeking the Liberal Democrat nomination and gave TopOfTheCops this Candidate Statement.
Eastbourne Tory Councillor Nigel Goodyear resigned on 24 May, apparently from both the Council and the Conservative party in order to stand for PCC. Here is his website. On 25 August he announced his withdrawal from the race via the following Tweet to fellow Independent Ian Chisnall “@Ian4PCC Hi Ian, just to let you know that I’m not proceeding with pcc nomination; family and work pressures have taken their toll?”, and said he would continue to Tweet from an Independent perspective.
Michael Crick reported a run by Phillip Jones, a Brighton street pastor, but if you see below, it’s possible he’s got a bit confused. Well, he’s only just got used to not being on Newsnight – maybe the new shifts don’t suit him?
Matt Taylor, was standing for his S.O.S. party, but a conviction in the miltary had an uncertain effect, and in the end he decided not to pay the deposit and to instead urge voters to spoil their papers by writing S.O.S. on them, which he thinks could help him win by default.
David Joe Neilson (I don’t know why he uses all his given names) was supposedly standing independently to clean up Sussex police, who clearly don’t impress him.
The manifestos of the last two ‘candidates’ were curiously similar.