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Choose your representative

You have several elected representatives at different levels of government.

Not sure who to contact?

Your councillors

Your 3 Colinton/Fairmilehead councillors represent you on City of Edinburgh 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.

Your MSPs

Your Edinburgh Pentlands MSP represents you in the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Parliament is responsible for a wide range of devolved matters in which it sets policy independently of the London Parliament. Devolved matters include education, health, agriculture, justice and prisons. It also has some tax-raising powers.

7 Lothian Scottish Parliament region MSPs also represent you; if you are writing on a constituency matter or similar local or personal problem, please write to your constituency MSP above, or pick just one of your regional MSPs. Only one MSP is allowed to help you at a time.

Write to all your regional MSPs (only use this option if you are writing to your MSPs about voting issues or other issues concerning matters in the Scottish Parliament. If you have a constituency matter or similar local or personal problem, please write to your constituency MSP above, or pick just one of your regional MSPs.)

Your MP

Your Edinburgh South 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 MEPs

Your 6 Scotland 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.

House of Lords

Lords are not elected by you, but they still get to vote in Parliament just like your MP. You may want to write to a Lord (more info).