The Labour Party is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Hughes will our candidate to be the next Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk, in the election due to be held in May 2021.
Elizabeth Hughes, from Ipswich Suffolk, is an Ipswich Borough Councillor and chairs the Quasi-Judicial Licensing and Regulatory Committee. She was the Labour candidate for South Suffolk in last year’s general election and had fought the Central Suffolk and North Ipswich seat in 2017.
Elizabeth is proud to come from a Police family – her father was a Police Sergeant in the Metropolitan Police for over 30 years and she has relatives who are serving Police Officers in Essex.
Elizabeth will bring unique set of skills to the role of Police and Crime Commissioner – an understanding of the camaraderie, bonds, and, practical experience of the sense of duty and responsibility that bind police officers and their families.
In accepting her selection as Labour candidate Elizabeth Hughes said:
“I’m delighted to be Labour’s candidate in this election. I’m looking forward to getting out and about across Suffolk when we can do so safely, to listen to people and their concerns and show why I’m the best choice to be the next Police and Crime Commissioner.
“I strongly believe that effective policing is a two-way covenant between the community and the Police.
“It’s important to have a shared vision, achievable key performance indicators, a strong quality culture and firm political leadership, and, if I’m elected, I will provide this.
“I will work with communities across the county to tackle crime and its causes and work closely with my counterpart in Norfolk.
“I will be uncompromising in the fight against sexual violence against women, violence in the home and all forms of modern slavery.
“I will not allow gang culture, drug dealing and county lines abuse to destroy young and vulnerable lives and damage our communities.
“I will work to make sure all our front-line officers and staff feel properly supported and valued”.
The election for Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021, alongside elections for Suffolk County Council.