Councillor Vacancies

Notice of Election

The recent elections attracted no nominations for East Ward and so an election to fill the two vacancies on East Ward is being re-run. If you wish to stand for election in this ward please click on the links below for further information:


Notice of Election

Election Timetable

Notice of Co-option

The Town Council currently has 2 vacancies available for

co-option, one in Old Town ward and one in South ward.

If you wish to apply to be co-opted onto Downham Market Town Council please  complete and return the

application form.


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. 



Nomination Pack Town Council Election 


Please click to open the Nomination Pack in Word


Please click to open the Nomination Pack in PDF