You have several elected representatives at different levels of government.
Your 3 Penylan councillors represent you on Cardiff Council. The Unitary Authority is responsible for all aspects of local services and policy, including planning, transport, roads (except trunk roads and motorways), public rights of way, education, social services and libraries. Most councillors are not paid a salary, but get a basic allowance for the work they do.
Your Cardiff Central AM represents you on the National Assembly for Wales. The National Assembly for Wales has a wide range of powers over areas including economic development, transport, finance, local government, health, housing and the Welsh Language.
4 South Wales Central Welsh Assembly region AMs also represent you.
Your Cardiff Central MP represents you in the House of Commons. The House of Commons is responsible for making laws in the UK and for overall scrutiny of all aspects of government.
Your 4 Wales MEPs represent you in the European Parliament. They scrutinise proposed European laws and the budget of the European Union, and provide oversight of its other decision-making bodies.