The interests of UK citizens and residents are represented by the MPs they elect to serve them in the House of Commons in the UK Parliament.
Citizens also have representation by the second chamber of Parliament – the House of Lords. Members of the Lords are appointed rather than directly elected.
UK voters also currently elect 73 MEPs to represent their interests at the European Parliament. When the UK leaves the European Union, it will no longer be represented at the European Parliament.
In Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, people are also represented in the devolved national assemblies and parliaments.