The role of an MSP

Voters in Scotland have eight potential MSPs – one from their constituency and seven from the regional list. They can contact any of their MSPs about devolved powers.

A day in the life of an MSP in the Scottish Parliament

MSPs work on behalf of their constituents in two main ways:

  • through work they do in the Scottish Parliament
  • through work they do in their constituency or region

Most MSPs are also members of political parties. As a result they will spend time attending party meetings discussing common issues with other MSPs from their party.