About Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)
- What issues an MSP can help you with
- Contacting someone else who represents you about your issue
- Why you have 8 MSPs
- How MSPs are elected
- What happens at election time
- How to become an MSP
Why you have 8 MSPs
Everyone in Scotland is represented by 8 MSPs.
There are 2 types of MSPs. You can contact either type of MSP about any issue dealt with by the Scottish Parliament.
- one MSP who represents your local area – known as a 'constituency MSP'
- 7 MSPs who represent the larger area that includes your constituency – known as 'regional MSPs'