Candidates confirmed for Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner election and Queen’s Park and Kemptown by-elections

April 8, 2024

Elections for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner will be taking place on Thursday, 2 May.

The candidates standing for election have been confirmed:

  • Jamie BennettLiberal Democrats 
  • Katy BourneConservative Party 
  • Jonathan Christopher KentGreen Party 
  • Paul Adrian RichardsLabour and Co-operative Party

Find out more about the 2024 Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner election.

From 10 April, you can find more information on the candidates, including their aims and proposals, by visiting the Choose My PCC website.

Find out more about the roles and responsibilities of the Police and Crime Comissioner.

By-elections will also take place in Brighton & Hove to elect new ward councillors for Queen’s Park and Kemptown on 2 May.

The by-elections will fill the vacancies caused by the resignation of Chandni Mistry and Bharti Gajjar. The candidates for the by-elections have now been confirmed.

Queen’s Park:

  • Sunny ChoudhuryConservative Party 
  • Milla GaugeLabour Party
  • Dominique HallLiberal Democrats  
  • Adrian HartBrighton & Hove Independents 
  • Luke WalkerGreen Party


  • Robert James BrownLiberal Democrats 
  • Gary FarmerBrighton & Hove Independents 
  • Jamie Gillespie – Independent candidate
  • Théresa Ann MackeyLabour Party 
  • Josephine Victoria O’CarrollConservative Party  
  • Ricky PerrinGreen Party

If you would like to vote in the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner election and/or the Queen’s Park or Kemptown by-elections, you must be registered to vote by midnight on Tuesday, 16 April.

If you’re not already registered, or if you’ve recently moved to a new address, CLICK HERE

If you can’t get to a polling station on the day, you can also apply for a postal or proxy vote. You must apply for a postal vote by 5pm on 17 April at the latest.

You can also ask someone you trust to vote on your behalf – this is known as a proxy vote. You should apply for a proxy vote by 5pm on 24 April or change existing proxy arrangements by 5pm on 17 April.

Last year, the government brought in new legislation which requires voters to show photo identification when voting at polling stations. This means you must bring photo ID to vote in the Police & Crime Commissioner election. Find out more and see which forms of photo ID are accepted.

If you don’t have a valid form of photo ID, you can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) online. You’ll need to apply by 5pm on Wednesday, 24 April to get a Voter Authority Certificate for the 2 May elections.

For more information, visit the elections pages on Brighton & Hove City Council’s website.