Sussex’s new Police and Crime Commissioner will cost more than £1m during the first year of the post being created, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Argus report: 

The new Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner’s office will cost the taxpayer more than £1.1 million in its first year.

More than £700,000 is set aside for the salaries of the 12-strong team with three employees receiving more than £80,000.

Conservative Katy Bourne was elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner in November with just 15% of the electorate turning out to vote.

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