Elections 2021: Suffolk police commissioner candidates published
- Credit: Gregg Brown
The four candidates contesting this year's police and crime commissioner election for Suffolk have been unveiled.
Nominations closed at 4pm yesterday (Thursday) and have been published this morning, Friday April 9.
The candidates are:
Elizabeth Hughes (Labour)
Tim Passmore (Conservative)
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Andy Patmore (Green)
James Sandbach (Liberal Democrat)
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Mr Passmore is defending the role for the Conservatives, having held the seat since its inception in 2012.
However, Ms Hughes and Mr Sandbach are familiar faces having stood for seats in general elections in Suffolk in previous years - including last time around in December 2019.
The PCC election takes place on Thursday, May 6 this year, with the results being counted on Saturday, May 8 and declared from Lowestoft the same day.
The polls were meant to take place in 2020 under the usual four-year election cycle.
PCCs are elected representatives in England and Wales who hold their area's constabulary to account, set precept levels and ensure their area's police force is run effectively and in a manner transparent to the public it serves.