Cllr Jamie Bennett is the Lib Dems’ candidate to be the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner. The Lib Dems have selected a candidate to bring back community policing, tackle drugs and get a fairer deal for Sussex.
We are delighted to announce that Councillor Jamie Bennett has been selected as our candidate to be Sussex’s Police and Crime Commissioner in the election on 6th May 2021.
Jamie Bennett was born in Brighton, grew up in Newhaven area and now serves our community as a Councillor in the Rustington area of Arun in West Sussex.
He lives with his wife Jo and their son Elliot in Rustington. Jamie has 12 years of experience on Rustington Parish Council, during which time he has served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Council. In 2019, Jamie was elected to Arun District Council.
Jamie Bennett said, “I want to bring back community policing, get drugs off our streets by cutting county lines and deliver a fairer deal for Sussex.”
“Theresa May's failed PCC experiment has been a disaster for Sussex policing. We have seen the Police’s share of our Council Tax bills rocket, yet we have nothing to show for our money but rising crime, more drugs and fewer police on our streets.”
"As a Lib Dem Councillor in Arun, I have seen at first hand the impact of withdrawing community policing, and increasing lawlessness on our streets. These have been exacerbated by Conservative cuts to youth services, mental health and road safety at West Sussex County Council.”