What can I vote for?
This section provides information about the different elected
bodies in the UK that your representatives sit in. When you vote,
you decide who represents you and makes decisions on your behalf
about a whole range of issues – from roads and recycling in your
area, to education and climate change.
Everyone in the UK has a local council, an MP who sits in the UK
Parliament, and members of the European Parliament who represent
you in Europe. Depending on where you live, you may also be
represented by devolved bodies, like those that represent Scotland,
Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Live streamed broadcasts from all UK democratic institutions and
the European Parliament can be found on the BBC
European Parliament represents people living in the 27 member countries of the EU.
Councils are responsible for providing local services and facilities.
London Mayor and Assembly
The Mayor of London and the Assembly represent people living in Greater London and the City.
National Assembly of Wales
The National Assembly represents the people of Wales and can make laws to reflect their needs.
Northern Ireland Assembly
The Assembly represents the people of Northern Ireland and can pass laws.
Police and Crime Commissioners
The Police and Crime Commissioner is a new role that will replace your local police authority.
The Scottish Parliament represents the people of Scotland and can pass laws in various areas
UK Parliament represents the people of the United Kingdom.
Referendums are held to ask people to vote on a particular proposal. Information on planned referendums can be found here.
United Kingdom General Election 2015
The 2015 United Kingdom General Election will take place on 7 May 2015.