Provision of local public services is largely controlled by Ceredigion County Council, with additional services and local representation provided by the Town Council.
Unitary local authority responsible for services in Aberystwyth and surrounding area. Currently headquartered to the south in Aberaeron, but with a significant presence in Aberystwyth also.
Canolfan Rheidol, Rhodfa Padarn, Aberystwyth, SY23 3UE
Responsible for certain environmental, leisure and administrative functions in the town.
11 Baker Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 2BJ
Mark Williams (Liberal Democrats) is Member of Parliament (MP) for Ceredigion Constituency.
Ceredigion has a long history as a Liberal-voting county, though has also seen periods of control by Plaid Cymru.
Ms Elin Jones (Plaid Cymru) is Assembly Member (AM) for Ceredigion Constituency.
Contact details and biography
The wider Mid and West Wales electoral region also appoints four further Assembly Members. As of May 2011 there are 2 Labour Members, 1 Plaid Cymru Member and 1 Liberal Democrat Member.
Wales has four MEPs. Following the 2009 EU elections, there is one MEP from each of the Conservative, Labour, Plaid Cymru and UKIP political parties.
Full details from the European Parliament