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Matt Taylor SPCC Candidate 2016

My name is Matt Taylor and I’m the independent candidate for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner elections on the 5th May 2016.


I’m the one candidate which Sussex Police is scared of and whom Katy Bourne fears the most.

I seem to be able to accuse Sussex Police of criminality with impunity.

I can say what I want against Sussex Police with impunity because I’m telling the Truth…

Both Sussex Police and Katy Bourne know that once my name is on the SPCC ballot paper, I will beat Katy Bourne hands down and be voted the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner with a landslide.

I’ve done more to hold Sussex Police than anyone else in Sussex.”
Just as in the Brighton Kemptown 2015 General Election, all the stops were pulled out to stop me from getting the coverage and exposure I deserved and was entitled to.

Under the editorial-ship of Mike Gibson, The Argus newspaper failed to mention me as a Parliamentary candidate and failed to invite me to their Argus Hustings to which every other parliamentary candidate was invited.

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The same is happening again now.

Patrick Lowe, the UKIP candidate declared his intention to stand and news is spread far and wide throughout Sussex:

The Lib Dems declared their candidate, James Walsh and news is spread far and wide throughout Sussex too.

The same with Ben Duncan, the Green Party candidate.

I declared my intention to stand over three months ago and nothing has been reported since.

Katy Bourne lied to @PPCWatch about my declaration to stand when in truth she knew very well I intend to stand.


The best I get is a heavily redacted BBC radio interview by political reporter Ben Weisz, in which he got his facts wrong by firstly saying one of my promotional SPCC Youtube videos had been removed due to its content material (when it hadn’t been) and that I was guilty of satirizing a minor (when the person in question was 19 years old – officially an adult.)

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Is it cos I’m Black?”

If I never had such thick skin, I’d start to feel paranoid and believe in a conspiracy theory that everyone in Sussex were ganging up on me to keep my message suppressed and my chances of winning the SPCC to an absolute minimum.

Read more: I hate being a Conspiracy Theorist.

I’ve done more than anyone to hold Sussex Police to account than anyone in Sussex. Having spent the last four years writing more than anyone in Sussex about police corruption and the failings of Katy Bourne, which only now are The Argus newspaper waking up to.

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The figures tell the story themselves. Thousands of people are aware of the corruption in Sussex Police and the failings of Katy Bourne but no one seems to be bothered about it.


Take the sorrowful excuse of a journalist, Latest TV The Vote frontman Frank De Luc. When Katy Bourne was on his The Vote show, he brought up the subject that there had been a ‘trend’ of police officers retiring early to escape misconduct charges and keep their police pensions. Katy Bourne even agreed with his statement.

Any other journalist would have asked the obvious follow up question; Why did Martin Richards retire early then?


History is repeating itself.
As during the Brighton Kemptown 2015 General Election, all the stops are being pulled out to stop me getting the coverage and exposure I deserve and entitled to.

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Both Sussex Police and Katy Bourne are scared shitless of me becoming the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner.

And good reason too:
One of the first things I’d do as Sussex Police Crime Commissioner will be to sack Chief Constable Giles York and his deputy Olivia Pinkney.

Katy Bourne is suffering sleepless nights fearing she’ll lose the privileged position of SPCC, which will have the knock on effect of scuppering her plans of a higher political office, possibly even following in her role model Theresa May’s footsteps of becoming Home Secretary.

They are scared shitless of me being voted Sussex Police Crime Commissioner because I’m the only candidate who has proven to have the skills, passion and dedication to:

  • Hold Sussex Police to Account.
  • Set the Police Priorities.
  • Set the Police Precept.

I’ve demonstrated I am the REAL DEAL and have got what it takes to turn Sussex Police around.


Citizen on Patrol Units (C.O.P) based on US/Canadian models.

Made up of volunteers from the community, they will have the full support of Sussex Police but without the powers of arrest.

I will aim to create 70 units across Sussex, amounting to about 1800 volunteers, devoting 135,000 hours per year.

These police volunteers will be brought together from all walks of life, ages and backgrounds. Each patrol will be identified by a simple uniform, made up of patrols of two. Training and equipment will be provided by Sussex police and the £30 criminal record search will be waived for all C.O.P volunteers.

Each volunteer will devote shifts of 2-3 hours once a week. They will be community minded, nice people, positive role models, keeping their families and neighbourhoods safe.

As a Police Chief from America told me, ’That’s a great deal of ”eyes and ears” time that can assist the police to solve problems, as well as freeing their time to work on more serious issues.’


I will create an Elite Anti-Corruption Unit (A.C.U), made up of the best police officers in Sussex and my old buddies from the Royal Military Police. The unit will be mandated to investigate corrupt MP’s, Council members and police officers. They will be armed if need be, and answer only to me. I will introduce Computer Stress Voice analysis (C.V.S.A) as a tool against corruption. I will commend good police officers, attracting them from across the nation.

I will not hesitate to sack the Chief Constable at the first whiff of corruption.


A new complaints system, called Complaints Against Sussex Police (C.A.S.P), it will be totally transparent and used to clean up the corruption in Sussex Police and Sussex Police Authority. The Sussex Police Professional Standards will be disbanded. Complaint forms will be accessible on-line and via police stations and council offices. All interviews with police officers and complainants will be videoed to ensure total transparency. People will still be able to log complaints via the I.P.C.C but considering their track record, I doubt if many people will.


As your Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner I’ll make Sussex Police the police force of choice for the best police officers in the country to join.

Sussex is a beautiful county offering a standard of living up there with the best places on Earth. Our police force must reflect this.

With a clean police force, corrupt free; the best police officers will be attracted to Sussex; to relocate their families; to build a life and career in a police force which rewards hard work, diligence and common-scene.

Brighton must now longer be the City of choice for Crime Lords to live and raise their families. We must retake what is ours and put it back into the hands of law-abiding citizens and brilliant police officers.

A quote from Peter James, Best selling Crime writer and friend of Sussex Police:
Three previous chief constables have told me that Brighton today is the favourite place to live for Premier League criminals.”

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With me at the helm of holding the Chief Constable to account, setting the police priorities and setting the police precept, Sussex Police officers can get on with the job of serving and protecting the hardworking and law abiding residents of Sussex, doing what police officers do best.

By implementing the recommendations of the 2013 Drugs Commission Report, I can free the police’s responsibility of cleaning up the streets of beggars and drug/alcohol addicts by centralizing the distribution point of their drugs, and putting the care of these vulnerable people back into the hands of the professionals, charities and institutions who are better skilled and equipped in resolving their issues and problems.

This goes for prostitution too. Its an acknowledgement that the police are losing the war on prostitution in the same way they’ve lost the war on drugs. Its better to reprioritize the efforts of the police to concentrate on serious crime; assaults, rape, burglary, drink/drug driving, child-abuse, rather than interfering in a financial transaction between two consulting adults in the pursuit of financial reward and sexual gratification and satisfaction.

After-all its hypocrisy in the most extreme to arrest prostitutes when police officers within Sussex Police use their services on a regular basis.

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The choice is yours but if you want me to be your Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, you’ll have to donate the £5000 I need as a deposit to stand in the election.



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