Who Decides What?
Do you know the difference between an, , a and ?
After theof 1998, the gave the powers to make about local matters, called T . We MLAs to the . The Assembly then appoints a number of MLAs to be in charge of .
However, MLAs are not our only. We also elect:
- MPs to go to the Parliament;
- MEPs to go the ; and
- Councillors to us in in Northern Ireland.
The UK Parliament andin London make decisions that have a UK-wide or international impact. We call these issues or .
Themakes laws affecting all the countries in the .
deliver services at city or district level. They do not make laws.
So, there are MLAs, MPs, MEPs and Councillors. They are all elected to make decisions that affect your life. The question is: who decides what?