Tasmina Ahmed-sheikh

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh is the SNP's National Women's and Equalities Convener.

Tasmina was the Member of Parliament for the Ochil and South Perthshire Constituency from 2015 to 2017. 

In addition to her role as a constituency MP between 2015 and 2017, Tasmina was the SNP Westminster Spokesperson for International Trade and Deputy Shadow Leader of the House.

Tasmina is a mother of four, and prior to her election in May 215 she was a leading Scottish businesswoman, lawyer and screen actress. She was also a Board Member and Chair of the International and Commercial Development Committee of the City of Glasgow College from 2011 until her election, and an Advisory Board member for Yes Scotland, which campaigned in the 2014 Referendum to present the commercial, economic, social and political business case for an independent Scotland.

She received an OBE in 2014 for services to business and the Asian community.

Following her election in 2015, Tasmina campaigned on a wide range of issues, including

·      Retaining Scotland’s membership of the EU

·      calling on the UK Government to address the Syrian refugee crisis

·      calling for an end to UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia following reports of their illegal use in the conflict in Yemen

·      supporting a range of equality issues, including a fair deal for female pensioners (WASPI Women)

·      making the role of women central to government action to combat terrorism and extremism in the UK and beyond.

·      advocating reform of the UK’s unfair benefits sanctions system

·      internet safety, as part of the Reclaim the Internet Campaign

Tasmina is a member of Inclusion Scotland’s Access to Politics Advisory Group, works with the UK-wide Parliament Project to promote the role of women in politics.