MLA for a Week
It’s a busy week for an! Can you find the time in your diary to do it all?
One of the major roles of an MLA is to work on new, or . MLAs proposals for new laws, called in in the and vote on whether or not to pass them. The chairs these meetings.
They also work in small teams, called, where they examine the Bills in detail, consulting experts and the about their views. Committees might suggest changes, called , to improve the Bills.
The largest parties in the Assembly chooseto take charge of the different . They are responsible for making sure we have the we need, such as health care and education. The Ministers plus the First Minister and deputy First Minister form the . Another important part of an MLA’s job is to check the work of Ministers to ensure that they are doing a good job. This is known as holding them to account.
MLAs also have work to do in their own. It is their role to represent the people living there, by listening to their views and helping them to solve problems.
You have just been elected as an MLA. Time to get to work!