Issue 21 May 2021


Katy Bourne re-elected in third term as Sussex Police Crime Commissioner

Katy Bourne has been re-elected as the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner for another term of office. She will serve for a period of three years (as opposed to the normal four-year term) following the postponement of the election, initially planned for May 2020, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is responsible for setting the strategic objectives for policing in Sussex. This includes setting and updating a police and crime plan, setting the force budget and precept, and appointing, or where necessary dismissing, the Chief Constable.

The results of the 2021 Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner election are as follows:

Candidate First preference votes Second preference votes Total votes
Jamie Frank Bennet (Liberal Democrats) 63,271 63,271
Kahina Suzanna Bouhassane (Green Party) 60,781 60,781
Katy Elizabeth Bourne (Conservative) 214,523 30,287 244,810
Paul Adrian Richards (Labour and Cooperative Party) 84,736 43,523 128,259
Roy Thomas Williams (Independent) 30,408 30,408
Rejected Ballots 11,331


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