When you vote in a general election, you are voting for a Member of Parliament (MP). There are 650 MPs across the UK - Scotland has 59 MPs. Each area, called a 'constituency', is represented by an MP.
MPs consider and propose news laws on issues controlled by the UK Parliament. These are known as 'reserved matters'.
You must be aged 18 or over to vote in the UK Parliament elections.
You can find your local MP on the Parliament website.
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