Your local council has an impact on many of the services you see and use every day, including housing, transport and public spaces. Choices made by the council will have visible impacts on your community, make sure that you’ve been part of choosing who makes these decisions.
In the Scottish Parliament Elections you’ll be voting for an MSP (Member of the Scottish Parliament) to represent your constituency.
The Scottish Parliament has power over many of the issues that matter to you, such as Healthcare, Education, and Transport by voting you can help to decide who will be making decisions about these important policy matters.
The Senedd (Welsh Parliament – formerly known as the Welsh Assembly) is based in Cardiff Bay, and has power in a number of devolved areas, most notably health, education, housing, and transport. It is made up of 60 Assembly Members (AMs), some of whom belong to the Welsh Government.
In Welsh Parliament elections you’re voting for an AM to represent your constituency, the political party who have the AMs elected will from the Welsh Government.
The London Assembly is one of the components (along with the Mayor of London) that make up the Greater London Authority. The Assembly scrutinises the work of the Mayor and holds the power to amend the Mayor’s budget and reject ‘Mayoral strategies’ (policy objectives).
They are also responsible for overseeing important issues for Londoners such as transport, policing and the environment.
There are several regional/metro mayors up for election this year.
Single Authority Mayoral Elections: Bristol, Doncaster, Liverpool, North Tyneside, Salford
Police and crime commissioners (PCCs) are elected representatives with responsibility for policing in each police area in England and Wales. Each police area (except for Greater London and Greater Manchester, where the elected mayor is responsible) elects a commissioner every four years.