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A message from Helen Korfanty

May 8, 2016 3:21 PM

Helen Korfanty, Lib Dem candidate for Suffolk PCC, at election count

Helen Korfanty writes...

Well, what a week it has been! I would like to thank everyone in Suffolk who voted for me in the PCC election, whether you were one of the 11,726 who chose me as their first preference, or one of the many who chose me as second preference.

It was lovely to meet so many of you in the run-up to the election, both at public and private events, and on the streets of towns across Suffolk. This is the first time that the Liberal Democrats have put up a PCC candidate in Suffolk, and we are very pleased with the reaction that we have had from the public.

Now that the PCC has been appointed, we need to make sure that he is truly representing us, and hold him to account. Under Tim Passmore's previous term in this post, he oversaw a reduction in visible frontline policing - let's try to make him do better for us in the future.

The goals that I set out in my election address are as important now as when they were drafted, and (as I said when interviewed by BBC Look East after the election count on Friday) I will press on with campaigning for them, elected or not. To that end, I invite all of you to continue to share your views with me, on policing and crime in Suffolk, so that I can continue to be your advocate in the challenge of making our communities safer. My website at http://korfanty.org.uk will stay live, or you can email me directly at korfantylibdem@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support.