The last Cocking Parish Council By-Election attracted a record turnout of 49% of our electorate, but this week's Police & Crime Commissioner Election was not as well supported.
Across Sussex, the turnout was only about 15%. Nevertheless we now have a new Commissioner in Katy Bourne, Conservative Party candidate, District Councillor and business woman. Katy beat her nearest rival, Labour's Godfrey Daniel in the 'second round' by 80,028 to 55,602 votes including voters' second preferences. The three other candidates were eliminated in the first round of voting.