Humza Yousaf

Glasgow Pollok

Humza Yousaf is the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Pollok, and Cabinet Secretary for Justice in the Scottish Government. He was first elected as an MSP for the Glasgow region in May 2011, aged 26, and became the youngest Minister ever appointed to the Scottish Government, as well as the first Minister from an ethnic minority background, when he was appointed as Minister for External Affairs and International Development in 2012.


In 2016 he was elected to serve Glasgow Pollok becoming the first ethnic minority Member of the Scottish Parliament to be directly elected to a constituency.


Humza has been involved in community work, from youth organisations to charity fundraising, for most of his life, including being media spokesperson for the international non-governmental organisation Islamic Relief.  He also volunteered for community radio for 12 years and on a charitable project providing food packages to homeless people and asylum seekers in Glasgow.


Humza’s political interests include external affairs and international development, tackling mental health and justice issues. On a personal note, Humza is a Celtic FC fan who enjoys watching and playing football as well as spending time with his family, travelling and is a keen motorcyclist.

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