Councillor Vacancies

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

 

Election of Parish/Town Councillor

 

For the Parish/Town Council listed below:

 

Parish Wards Downham Market (East Downham Ward)

 

Number of Parish Councillors to be elected: One

 

1. Forms of nomination may be obtained from the Clerk to the Parish Council or from the Returning Officer, King's Court, Chapel Street, KING'S LYNN, PE30 1EX who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.

 

2. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, King’s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn, PE30 1EX on any day after the date of this notice, during normal office hours but no later than 4 pm on Friday, 21st January 2022. Given the restrictions associated with Covid-19, it will be necessary for candidates to make an appointment with the Returning Officer in order that their nomination can be handed in by this deadline. Any request for an appointment should be made via email at: elections@west-norfolk.gov.uk or telephone 01553 616773.

 

3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 17th February 2022.

 

4. New postal vote applications (including proxies applying to vote by post), changes or cancellations to existing postal, postal proxy or proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at King’s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn, PE30 1EX by 5 pm on Wednesday, 2nd February 2022.

 

5. New applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy) at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at King’s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn, PE30 1EX by 5 pm on Wednesday, 9th February 2022.

 

6. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at King’s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn, PE30 1EX by 5 pm on Thursday, 17th February 2022. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Wednesday, 9th February 2022. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Wednesday, 9th February 2022.

Dated: Thursday 13 January 2022

Lorraine Gore Returning Officer

Who can be a Town Councillor?

 

Councillors are elected to the local council to represent their local community, so they must either live or work in the area. Becoming a councillor is both a rewarding and privileged form of public service. You will be in a position to make a difference to the quality of other people’s daily lives and prospects.

Being an effective councillor requires both commitment and hard work. Councillors have to balance the needs and interests of residents and the council. These will all make legitimate demands on a councillor’s time, on top of the demands and needs of their personal and professional lives. 

 

See: https://beacouncillor.co.uk/what-do-they-do for more information.

Nomination Pack Town Council Election 

 

Please click to open the Nomination Pack in Word

 

Please click to open the Nomination Pack in PDF