Sussex PCC election profile: Patrick Lowe, UKIP

Aged 48, engaged and resident in Sussex since childhood, I have had varied business experience as well as charity fundraising, and building a school in The Gambia.

Well known among the diverse communities of Sussex through my 18 years of business working with local retailers across the county and Southeast, receiving regular feedback of policing problems in each area.

Patrick Lowe, UKIP's Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner candidate, outside Lancing Police Station (photo submitted). SUS-160102-145830001

Patrick Lowe, UKIP's Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner candidate, outside Lancing Police Station (photo submitted). SUS-160102-145830001

I am a community activist, having been involved with a number of local action teams, numerous local projects and a recipient of newspaper team awards.

Presently, I am a director of a community centre, trustee of a preservation society, trustee of a new cub/scout group and chair of governors of a primary school.

I am a national leader of governance and was elected on to the National Governor’s Association board till the end of 2014 as the South East director, being involved in the ‘trojan horse’ consultation (radicalisation of children in schools).

Upon deciding to stand for the Police and Crime Commissioner’s election I put together a great team and will when elected invite serving police officers on to my team providing the experience the other candidates lack and to support fresh ideas.