Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh was the Member of Parliament for Ochil and South Perthshire, the SNP Westminster Spokesperson for Trade and Investment, and Deputy Shadow Leader of the House of Commons from 2015 to 2017. She served as a member of the UK delegation to the Council of Europe and as a board member of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. Tasmina was the first ever woman of colour from Scotland, to be elected to any Parliament - European, Westminster or Scottish Parliament.
She was also National Women's and Equalities Convener for the SNP from 2011 to 2018.
Tasmina is a mother of four, and prior to her election in May 2015 she was a leading Scottish businesswoman, lawyer and award winning 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 in 2015, and an Advisory Board member for Yes Scotland in 2014. She has won awards for both Scottish Asian Businesswoman of the year and UK Asian Woman of AchievementTasmina is a Board Member with the UK-wide The Parliament Project promoting the role of women in politics, a Trustee of the charity Scottish Women in Sport and an alumna of the US State Department International Visitor Leadership Programme
Tasmina is a columnist with The National newspaper, has recently produced the first Pakistani feature film to be shot in Scotland and is an owner of Slàinte Media, which produces television programmes, including the Alex Salmond Show, of which she is both Editor and co-presenter.
Tasmina is proud to be part of the diverse and talented ALBA team contesting the elections to gain a #Supermajority for independence in the Scottish Parliament. This is a moment of great political opportunity for Scotland.