Representatives are elected officials at different levels of government who represent you and your community.
You can contact your representative to discuss issues that are important to you.
Members of the Senedd (Welsh Parliament)
Members of the Senedd (MS) are elected by the people of Wales. They represent people living within the constituency or region they have been elected to serve.
Find out who your Member of the Senedd is and how to contact them.
The Senedd makes laws for Wales and has a wide range of powers over areas including:
- economic development
- local government
- Welsh language
- Welsh taxes.
In the Senedd, you are represented by one regional MS and one constituency MS.
The Welsh Government are the devolved government for Wales. Typically, the party with the most Members of the Senedd forms the Government.
The Welsh Government consists of:
- the First Minister
- Welsh Ministers
- the Counsel General
They are supported by civil servants who work across devolved areas that include key areas including health, education and the environment.
Local authority councillors
Councillors represent the area where you live within your local authority. There are 22 local authorities in Wales. Councils deliver a wide range of services including:
- planning and building control
- trading standards
- alcohol, entertainment and gambling licensing
- health and safety
- libraries, leisure and tourism
- environmental health, refuse and recycling
- transport and highways
- social services.
Find your local councillor.
Town and community councillors
There are 735 town and community councils in Wales with over 8,000 councillors.
Town and community councils represent local communities and deliver a range of services on behalf of the community, such as the maintenance of:
- community halls
- bus shelters
- public spaces
- play grounds.
Details of any town and community councils in your area can be found on your council website.
Members of Parliament
You can also contact your local Member of Parliament about issues that are the responsibility of the UK Government, such as:
- foreign affairs
- defence and national security
Find out who your local Member of Parliament is and how to contact them.