Becoming a Councillor
There is also a map of North Norfolk and a list showing the different levels of local authorities and their respective functions.
District Councillor information
- Becoming a councillor
- People like you are councillors
- Standing as a councillor - district
- Candidates Guide - district
- Candidates' election expenses return - District Elections
Parish/Town Council information
- Become a Parish Councillor
- Standing as a councillor - parish/town
- Candidates Guide - parish
- Candidates' expenses return form
- Candidates' election expenses return guidance - Parish Councils
At the most local level of government, electors are represented by District and Parish Councillors. District Councillors represent Wards which are normally made up of a number of parishes. Parish Councillors will either represent a whole parish or, where a parish is divided into wards, will represent the electors of that parish ward. Some larger parishes have been granted the right to use the description of 'Town' and are represented by Town Councils and Councillors.
As well as sitting on the councils, Councillors may also sit on a variety of committees or other forums which deal with specified responsibilities.
Councillors are elected to serve for a four year term of office and in this District all Councillors retire together. During their term of office, Councillors may resign, become disqualified or die and in such circumstances a by-election may be held.
or Tel: 01263 516317