UKIP 2015 Moulsecoomb and Bevendean councillor candidate Patrick Lowe, is the latest to declare his intention to stand in the 2016 Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner elections.
Famous for being thrown out of a community meeting on the orders of Labour Councillor Anne Meadows for being ‘disruptive’, local printer Patrick Lowe once championed Katy Bourne in the 2012 PCC election, before deserting the Conservative Party for UKIP.
In a recent interview with BBC Sussex political reporter Ben Weisz, Lowe is quoted to have called Katy Bourne a “liquidator” of the police.
Perhaps he knows something we don’t, considering the strange anomaly that according to Companies House, the status of Sussex Police HQ stands as ‘DISSOLVED.’
Once a staunch supporter of Katy Bourne, Patrick Lowe has done what he does best and having turned coat is clearly plunging the dagger into his former friend’s back.
As we all know, a ‘Liquidator’ is a person appointed by the shareholders or unsecured creditors, to manage the winding up of a firm by selling off its assets. Who then assumes control of the business, collects and auctions off its free (un-pledged) assets in a reasonably short time, pays the unsecured creditors from the proceeds of the sale, and (if any money is left) distributes it among the shareholders in proportion to their shareholdings.
Clearly evident that Katy Bourne has failed in her duty to hold the Chief Constable to account, useless at setting the Police Priorities and disingenuous in setting the Police Precept; it makes sense that her role has been of a ‘liquidator’ all along.
Part of her inner circle and having campaigned on her behalf during the 2012 PCC elections, Patrick Lowe would have been aware of the real agenda and having chosen his words wisely, spilled the beans to mark his first public interview declaring his intention to stand in the Sussex PCC elections.
While Patrick Lowe may complain that he’s being victimised for his ‘political beliefs,’ the truth could be as simple that he’s a turncoat and tell-tit.
With absolutely zero experience of policing its going to be interesting to see how his campaign progresses and how he performs in the coming PCC hustings.
The PCC elections are set for May 5th and nominations close on April 7th at 4pm.
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