Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh Politician, Former member of the SNP

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh is a Scottish politician, and former member of the SNP.  When elected to the House of Commons in 2015, she became the first woman of colour in Scottish history, to be elected from Scotland to any parliament – Westminster, Scottish or European.

She was awarded an OBE by the late Queen Elizabeth for services to business and the Asian community. She has also won Scottish Asian Businesswoman of the Year in Scotland and Asian Woman Professional of the Year at the prestigious Asian Women of Achievement Awards in London. She also served as a board member of the Yes Scotland campaign in the independence referendum of 2014 and is an alumna of the US State Department International Visitors Leadership Programme. 

Currently, Ms Ahmed-Sheikh is working in television as a producer and presenter and writes a weekly political column in The National.