Cop commissioner candidate’s pledge

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A CANDIDATE for the forthcoming election of crime commissioner for Sussex Police says he will claim less than a third of his wages if successful.

David Joe Neilson, standing as an independent, told the Herald he will only take home £25,000 a year of the £85,000 annual salary – the rest going towards various policing projects. However, he said he also believes voters should be given more time to make their minds up.

He said, “This job carries a huge amount of power for one person.

“If this power gets into the wrong hands we will have a police state in Sussex. I think that the vote should be put off for a year.”