Anum Qaisar-Javed

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Anum Qaisar-Javed

MP
Member o Pairlament
for Airdrie and Shotts (UK Pairlament constituency)
Assumed office
14 Mey 2021
Precedit biNeil Gray
Majority1,757 (8.0%)[1][2]
Personal details
BornAnum Qaisar-Javed
Poleetical pairtyScots Naitional Pairty
Ither poleetical
affiliations
Labour ('till 2014)
Alma materVarsity o Stirling

Anum Qaisar-Javed is a Scots National Party (SNP) politeecian thit is the Memmer o Pairlament (MP) for Airdrie an Shotts the nou efter winnin a bi-election in May 2021.[3]

Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Qaisar-Javed wis born tae a Scots Pakistani faimilie,[4] an raised in Motherwal, whaur her parents wis shopkeepers.[5] Her granda haed flittit tae Manchester in the 1960s.[6]

She descrived her first experience o racism whan she wis nine year auld, whan she wis waitin at a bus stop efter schuil on the day efter the September 11 attacks in New York, an wis spiert 'How is yer skin colour the same colour as mud, as poo? Is yer da a terrorist?'[4]

She studied politics at the Versity o Stirling an is mairiet on a doctor.[5]

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Born in Scotland[5] an brocht up in a Labour-supportin faimilie, Qaisar-Javed wis an acteeve memmer o Scots Labour an wis general secretary o Muslim Friends o Labour.[7] She campaigned for a "Yes" vote in the 2014 Scots independence referendum, an efter that defeat she left Labour an jynt the SNP.

Later on, Qaisar-Javed wirked as a pairlamentary resaircher for Carol Monaghan MP, an as a case-wirker for Scots Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf.[5]

Afore bein an MP, she wis a modren studies teacher.[3][5][4] She taucht her students aboot whit fowk frae minority commuinities is unner-representit for in politics, like thare nae bein role models.[8]

In April 2021, Qaisar-Javed wis chuisen tae be the SNP candidate for the 2021 Airdrie an Shotts bi-election. The election wis caused bi the resignin o the umwhile SNP MP Neil Gray tae staun in the Mey 2021 Scots Pairlament election.

On the 14t Mey 2021, Qaisar-Javed wan the election, as Scotland's seicont female Muslim MP.[2][3] The turnoot wis byordinar law at 34.3%, an awtho Qaisar-Javed pit up the SNP's share o the vote, her majority o 1,757 votes (8.0%) wisna sae hiech as Neil Gray's ane at the 2019 UK general election.

Efter her win, Qaisar-Javed pledged tae be a role model for ither minorities[8] an tae "ficht for independence".

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Flockhart, Gary (14 Mey 2021). "Airdrie and Shotts by-election: SNP's newest MP Anum Qaisar-Javed 'proud' to be a role model for minorities" (in Inglis). Archived frae the original on 14 Mey 2021. Retrieved 14 Mey 2021.
  2. a b Brooks, Libby (14 Mey 2021). "Anum Qaisar-Javed holds Airdrie seat for SNP in byelection" [Anum Qaisar-Javed hauds Airdrie seat for SNP in bielection]. The Guardian (in Inglis). Archived frae the original on 14 Mey 2021. Retrieved 14 Mey 2021.
  3. a b c "SNP holds Airdrie and Shotts seat in by-election" [SNP hauds Airdrie an Shotts seat in bi-election]. BBC News (in Inglis). 14 Mey 2021. Archived frae the original on 14 Mey 2021. Retrieved 14 Mey 2021. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "bbc-snphold" defined multiple times wi different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "bbc-snphold" defined multiple times wi different content
  4. a b c Rodger, Hannah (19 Apryle 2021). "SNP election candidate Anum Qaisar-Javed on Ramadan, racism and role models". The Herald (in Inglis). Glesga. Archived frae the original on 14 Mey 2021. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "herald-hangry" defined multiple times wi different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "herald-hangry" defined multiple times wi different content
  5. a b c d e Ferguson, John (4 October 2020). "Teacher bids to become Scotland's first female Muslim MSP in action plan to tackle racists" [Teacher bids tae be Scotland's first female Muslim MSP in action plan tae tackle racists]. Daily Record (in Inglis). Glesga. Archived frae the original on 14 Mey 2021. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "dailyrecord-plan" defined multiple times wi different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "dailyrecord-plan" defined multiple times wi different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "dailyrecord-plan" defined multiple times wi different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "dailyrecord-plan" defined multiple times wi different content
  6. Paterson, Kirsteen (24 September 2020). "Former Labour activist Anum Qaisar-Javed bids for SNP selection in Uddingston". The National. Glasgow. Archived frae the original on 24 September 2020. Retrieved 14 Mey 2021.
  7. Paterson, Kirsteen (11 Mey 2021). "Anum Qaisar-Javed: SNP Westminster hopeful 'not complacent' despite party win" [Anum Qaisar-Javed: SNP Westmeenster howpfu 'no complacent' despite pairty win]. The National (in Inglis). Glesga. Archived frae the original on 14 Mey 2021. Retrieved 14 Mey 2021.
  8. a b "New SNP MP 'proud' to be a role model for minorities" [New SNP MP ‘prood’ tae be a role model for minorities]. STV News (in Inglis). 14 Mey 2021. Archived frae the original on 14 Mey 2021. Retrieved 14 Mey 2021. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "stv-new-snp-mp" defined multiple times wi different content

Freemit Airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pairlament o the Unitit Kinrick
Precedit bi
{{{before}}}Neil Gray
Member o UK Pairlament
for Airdrie an Shotts
Incumbent