Katy Bourne, Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex

Congratulations to Katy Bourne who has become the first ever Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex. Katy, who represents Cuckfield on Mid Sussex District Council, lives in Ansty with her husband Kevin and two grown up sons.  We caught up with Katy during her first week in the job to find out what her new role could mean for Cuckfield.

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Firstly, congratulations on becoming the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex! It’s good to know that Mid Sussex, and in particular the villages of Cuckfield and Ansty, will be well represented!

Can you tell us a little about your role as a Mid Sussex District Councillor and how this has helped prepare you for your new challenge?
As a Councillor talking to local people and listening to their views is vital, and this experience is something I can bring to the role of Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Will you now be standing down to concentrate on your new role?
I will stand down early next year and an election to appoint a replacement will be held in May alongside the county election. I am not claiming expenses as a Mid Sussex District Councillor.

Read more on page 12 of Dec/Jan 2013 magazine....