Police and crime commissioners

Police and crime commissioners are elected by the public to ensure the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area.

Candidates for Suffolk

Elections for police and crime commissioners have now taken place. Tim Passmore has been elected as police and crime commissioner for Suffolk.

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Tim Passmore

The Conservative Party Candidate

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Tim Passmore - Portrait

James Sandbach

Liberal Democrats

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James  Sandbach - Portrait

Rachel Smith-Lyte

Green Party

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Rachel Smith-Lyte - Portrait

Robin Wales

Labour and Co-operative Party

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Robin Wales - Portrait

Download a PDF booklet containing the statements of all candidates standing at this election

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Statement by the Police Area Returning Officer for Suffolk

This website contains more information about those candidates (where provided) and other information useful to voters. The information provided by a candidate is their responsibility, and may not reflect the opinions of myself or my council. As Police Area Returning Officer I am responsible for coordinating the election and announcing the result in Suffolk. Police and Crime Commissioner Elections will be held in Suffolk on 2 May 2024; the candidates standing in that election, alphabetically by surname (as they will appear on the ballot paper), are:

  • PASSMORE, Tim (The Conservative Party Candidate)
  • SANDBACH, James (Liberal Democrats)
  • SMITH-LYTE, Rachel (Green Party)
  • WALES, Robin (Labour and Co-operative Party)

I can be contacted at:

Ian Gallin

West Suffolk House
Western Way
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3YU


01284 757131