Jane Basham – Labour – Website
David Cocks – Independent – Website
Bill Mountford – UKIP
Tim Passmore – Conservative – Website
TIm Passmore was chosen from three shortlisted Conservative candidates after 2 votes in an open meeting on 21 July, down from around 12 applicants initially. The other shortlisted candidates were David Card (formerly of NFU Mutual where he developed a Farm Watch anti-crime scheme), and Ray Herring – Leader of Suffolk Coastal District Council.
Jane Basham has been chosen as the Labour candidate, on a shortlist of which included Tim Beach. Ms Basham secured union backing and former Chief Superintendent Beach withdrew from the contest for unspecified reasons.
The Liberal Democrats said they would not be fielding a candidate.