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Rachel Smith-Lyte

Rachel Smith-Lyte was the Green Party candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk. They received 22,488 votes.

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Rachel Smith-Lyte's policies

Statement to voters

Suffolk needs a Police and Crime Commissioner prepared to fight for safe and resilient communities.

Full statement

My name is Rachel Smith-Lyte and I am your Green Party candidate to be the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk. As a councillor and cabinet member for the environment at East Suffolk District Council, I have already been speaking up for our community.

Change can come. A year ago, 26% voted for the Green Party in council elections across Suffolk, compared to 35% for Conservative, 21% for Labour, 12% for LibDem and 6% for others. Greens are now part of the administration of three of the county’s six councils. Your vote can make a difference.

Our police force is under serious pressure. Officers are having to plug the gap left by struggling court and mental health services. We have seen an erosion of front-line policing with the beat seemingly a thing of the past.

I would resist further cuts to our critical police service in Suffolk, send a message to the government that people need police back on the ground, while seeking to ensure officers feel supported, resourced and valued to do the best job they can.

I would stand up for vulnerable people including women suffering domestic violence and people of colour being targeted by stop and search. Finally, I would make environmental and wildlife crime a higher priority, protecting the unique local environment that I know we are passionate about here in Suffolk.

A vote for me is a vote to tell central government that our hard-working police force need the funding and investment to keep us all safe.

If you have any questions, you can contact me by email.

Rachel Smith-Lyte’s statement has been prepared by me, Marie Adams, Acorn Cottage, Kelsale, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 2QY.

This statement was last updated on April 19, 2024.

This statement was added by Rachel Smith-Lyte, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.

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Rachel Smith-Lyte's elections

Date Election Party Results Position
2024 Suffolk Constabulary: Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk Green Party 22,488 votes (not elected) 3rd / 4 candidates
2023 Melton: East Suffolk local election Green Party 890 votes (elected) 1st / 3 candidates
2021 Wickham: Suffolk local election Green Party 1,626 votes (not elected) 2nd / 3 candidates
2019 Suffolk Coastal: UK Parliamentary general election Green Party 2,713 votes (not elected) 4th / 5 candidates
2019 Melton: East Suffolk local election Green Party 933 votes (elected) 1st / 2 candidates
2015 Suffolk Coastal: UK Parliamentary general election Green Party 3,294 votes (not elected) 5th / 5 candidates
Please note our local elections database only goes back to 2016.

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