Katy Bourne has been re-selected by the Conservatives to fight the 2020 Police and Crime Commissioner election in Sussex.
The role of PCC was created in 2012 to replace the abolished police authorities as a way of improving public accountability.
She was then re-elected in May 2016 gaining more first preference votes but polling a similar share of the vote after second preferences were counted.
The Conservatives re-selected Mrs Bourne as their candidate to contest the next Sussex PCC election, due to be held in May 2020, at a meeting in Lancing last night (Monday October 16).
Afterwards she tweeted: “Delighted to be re-selected tonight by Conservative members across Sussex to be their PCC candidate for forthcoming election May 2020 - a huge privilege & honour to have their continued support.”
Brandon Lewis, chairman of the Conservative Party, tweeted: “Congratulations Katy Bourne great news and look forward to working with you on re election.”
Rob Lee, Conservative group leader on Hastings Borough Council, added: “It was an honour to come and support you Katy, congratulations!”
Ginny Heard, a Mid Sussex district councillor, added: “Delighted that Katy Bourne has been re-selected tonight as the Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for Sussex by Conservative members across Sussex. Well done Katy!”