Mike Calls on Residents to Vote

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, is calling on residents to vote in Thursday’s Police & Crime Commissioner election.

On Thursday 15th November, in the first election of its kind, 41 new Police & Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will be elected across England and Wales. Mike is backing Katy Bourne, the Conservative Party candidate for Sussex Police.

Mike and Katy met recently in Westminster to discuss issues facing residents of Brighton & Hove. Like Mike, Katy agrees that tougher action is needed to tackle travellers who cause a nuisance to local communities and has pledged, if elected, to ensure that these problems are addressed. For more information on Katy and her priorities, click here. Also, follow Katy on Twitter at @KatyBourne.

Commenting, Mike said: “I hope that everyone will take this opportunity to have their say on the future of policing in Sussex. I’m backing Katy, as I believe that she is the only candidate to offer the residents in Hove and Portslade and right across Sussex the priorities and qualities necessary for this important role. Remember to use your vote on Thursday 15th.”

Commenting, Katy said: “Local communities are infuriated by the invasion of land by travellers and frustrated by the length of time it takes to deal with the problem. The law abiding who play by the rules are being let down. This is one of the key issues which emerged in my survey of residents about crime, and as Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex I would be determined to ensure that these problems were tackled more effectively.”