Cllr Graham Cox
Graham Cox is a Conservative candidate for Hove and Portslade at the 2015 general election and was selected in July 2014 to succeed Mike Weatherley MP. Graham is currently a councillor on Brighton and Hove City Council. He represents the Westbourne ward in central Hove, having won a by election held in December 2011.
Having been born in Portslade, he joined Sussex Police in 1981. He worked his way through the ranks of his local police force, serving mainly as a Detective in Brighton and Hove.
He was the last Superintendent in charge of Hove Police Station before its amalgamation with Brighton.
Graham formed the Sussex Police Major Crime Unit, and oversaw the investigation of numerous murders, rapes and other serious crimes throughout the County. He finished his career in the County as Head of the Sussex CID for four years. He was Chair of the Heads of CID for the south-east of England, and was also elected to the National Executive of the Police Superintendents’ Association.
Prior to retiring from the police service Graham was responsible for the introduction of the Police National Database to UK policing, an intelligence sharing IT system designed to overcome the problems identified by the Bichard Inquiry into the Soham murders.