You have several elected representatives at different levels of government.
Your 4 Dowlais councillors represent you on Merthyr Tydfil 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 Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney MS represents you in the Senedd. The Senedd has a wide range of powers over areas including economic development, transport, finance, local government, health, housing and the Welsh Language.
4 South Wales East Senedd region MSs also represent you.
Your Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 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.