Greens in Sussex are celebrating after Green Party candidate James Doyle gained 9.49% of the first-preference vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, with 26,038 votes. In Brighton and Hove, the Green first-preference vote was 20.77%.
James Doyle is an experienced Worthing District Councillor and was promoting policing by consent, opposing the criminalisation of homelessness and opposing cuts to police budgets.
James said: “I stood for election because I want to fight to protect our police budgets, and promote an evidence-based approach to policing that creates a safe community for all.
“The Green Party has enjoyed a strong result in Sussex and I am proud of what we have achieved. We worked hard and we’ll continue to fight for our communities here in Sussex and across the country.”
The Sussex PCC role has been held by Katy Bourne, Conservative, the incumbent.