You have several elected representatives at different levels of government.
Your 3 Thames councillors represent you on the Barking and Dagenham Borough Council. The Borough Council is responsible for local services, including planning, council housing, rubbish collection, local roads, and public paths. Most councillors are not paid a salary, but get a basic allowance for the work they do.
Your City and East London Assembly Member represents you on the London Assembly. Areas covered include the Mayor's budget, culture, sport and tourism, health, planning, transport, and trunk roads.
13 London Assembly list members also represent you.
Your Barking 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.
As the UK left the European Union on 31st January 2020, you are no longer represented by MEPs.