LETTER: I challenge the poll figures

I'd like to comment on your website's story about the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner '“ '˜Katy Bourne welcomes £5 police council tax rise.'

The poll about the police precept was not valid. I tried twice to vote within the allotted time. On the first occasion the search petered out on my arrival at a Twitter web page. On the second, after visiting Twitter pages, I was taken back to a Bourne web page with a picture of pound coins and information I did not need.

The number who voted in the poll was I think fewer than the number of people employed by Sussex Police. Recently some members of the Sussex Police and Crime Panel have shown more signs of challenging the Sussex Police than those responsible in the dark days of the Police Authority, but no one questioned the basis for Mrs Bourne’s claim that nearly 80 per cent of Sussex residents want a council tax increase.


Blatchington Mill Drive, Stone Cross

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