There are 1,223 elected councillors and each person in Scotland is represented by eight MSPs and an MP. Find out how to identify who represents your area.

Councillors

There are 32 directly elected councils in Scotland and 1,223 elected councillors – you can find out who represents your area by searching for your Local Council on COSLA’s website: http://www.cosla.gov.uk/scottish-local-government or you can find the names of your local councillors on the Write to Them website: https://www.writetothem.com/

Scottish Parliament

Each person in Scotland is represented by eight MSPs: one for their constituency and seven for the larger region in which they live. Depending on your event, you can choose to invite only MSPs from a particular political party or ones that you’ve heard of locally or ones that you know have a keen interest in a particular subject.

To find your MSP, go to: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/msps.aspx  – by entering your postcode, you will get a list of all the MSPs, including their email addresses, as well as their biographies mentioning any particular interests, membership of cross-party groups etc.

You can also use a map search: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/msps/constituency-maps.aspx

UK Parliament

The United Kingdom is currently divided into 650 parliamentary constituencies, each of which is represented by one Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons. There are 59 constituencies in Scotland.

To find your MPs (Scottish Constituencies), go to: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/?search_term=Scotland. You can also narrow down the search by entering your postcode.

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