A day in the life of a local councillor

A summary of the role councillors play in Scottish communities.

A day in the life of an MP in UK parliament

Examples of the tasks carried out by an MP, such as meeting constituents.

A day in the life of an MSP in Scottish parliament

Tasks carried out by an MSP, such as meeting constituents and proposing new laws.

How are councillors elected in Scotland?

The Single Transferable Vote system is used to elect local councillors in Scotland.

How are Lords selected for the House of Lords?

An overview of how members are selected and the work they do once they become members.

How does the political system work in the UK?

An overview of institutions in the UK political system, such as the Houses of Parliament.

How MP’s are elected to UK parliament

The First Past the Post voting system is used for elections to the House of Commons.

How MSPs are elected to Scottish parliament

An explanation of the Additional Member System used for elections to Scottish parliament.

Local council services

A look at the importance of local government in our daily lives.

The work of an MSP

Shona Robison, MSP, Dundee East, explains her work as an MSP.