The former Head of Sussex CID, Graham Cox, will be standing in the forthcoming Westbourne by-election as candidate for Brighton & Hove Conservatives. The by-election will take place on Thursday 22nd December following the departure of Cllr Brian Oxley.
Graham Cox served as a Police Officer locally for 30 years. As well as serving as Head of Sussex CID, Graham was Commander of Hove Police during which time he put great emphasis on the importance of uniform patrols. He has been campaigning to retain a Police Station in Hove and will make it an election priority to raise awareness of the issue.
Education will also be a key campaign issue for Graham. His children were educated at St Andrew’s, Blatchington Mill and BHASVIC. As a councillor, Graham would be looking to build on the success of his Conservative colleagues who opened the new Connaught School in Hove. In particular, Graham is fighting for a new junior school in Hove.
Graham will be campaigning to keep council tax levels down by opposing rises that are planned by the Green administration. He will also be opposing the Council’s planned parking permit price hike.
In his spare time, Graham is Secretary of Brighton & Hove Cricket Club, an Albion season ticket holder, and a keen grower of vegetables on his allotment.
Mike Weatherley, Member of Parliament for Hove, said: “I congratulate my colleague Graham whose extensive experience will be a huge asset to Brighton & Hove City Council. Our campaign is now well underway and spirits are high. We’re all backing Graham to win in Westbourne next month.”