At present, our town council members are appointed by the elected MPs.

I asked this question in the Wisdom of the Crowd - Should the town council be run by elected councillers?

Here are the responses:

42% - It will make the town council more accountable to the residents.
32% - It will lead to politicking and will be bad for the governance of the country.
17% - It will help to develop the pool of talent to take leadership of the government.
10% - It will be a waste of time and money.

59% are in favor of direct election; 41% disagree.

See the breakdown of the votes in
http://www.wisdomofthecrowd.sg/chart.aspx?ID=644