Who Are Your MLAs?
MLAs are the people who work for us at the Northern Ireland Assembly in Belfast. They make laws and decisions about Northern Ireland.
People over the age of 18 can vote in an election for the people they think will do the best job as MLAs.
Northern Ireland is split in to 18 different areas called constituencies. Each constituency chooses five MLAs. The candidates who get the most votes become MLAs for their constituency. They look after the interests of the people who live there. There are 90 MLAs representing the people of Northern Ireland.
Most MLAs are members of groups called political parties. People join a party because they agree with the party’s ideas about how Northern Ireland should be run.
So what constituency do you live in and who are your MLAs? Find out here.