Humza Yousaf

Humza Yousaf (born 7 Aprile 1985) is a Scots politeecian wha is the Scots Govrenment Cabinet Secretar for Health an Social Care[1] and is Scots Naitional Pairty Member o the Scots Pairlament for Glesga Pollok. Yousaf wis the first non-white and Muslim member o the Scots Cabinet. In 2011 he had bin the youngest member o the Scots Pairlament[2] when he was first electit at 26 years auld.[3]

Humza Yousaf

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf.jpg
Cabinet Secretar for Health an Social Care
Cabinet Secretar for Health an Social Care
Assumed office
20 Mey 2021
First MeenisterNicola Sturgeon
Precedit biJeane Freeman
Cabinet Secretar for Juistice
In office
26 Juin 2018 – 20 Mey 2021
Precedit biMichael Matheson
Succeedit biKeith Brown
Meenister for Transport an the Islands
In office
18 May 2016 – 26 June 2018
First MeenisterNicola Sturgeon
Precedit biDerek Mackay
Succeedit biPaul Wheelhouse
Meenister for Europe an Development
Freemit Affairs an Development (2012-2014)
In office
6 September 2012 – 18 Mey 2016
First MeenisterAlex Salmond
Nicola Sturgeon
Precedit biPoseetion established
Succeedit biAlasdair Allan
Pairlamentary Liaison Officer
tae the First Meenister o Scotland
In office
May 2011 – September 2012
First MeenisterAlex Salmond
Precedit biAileen Campbell
Succeedit biMark McDonald
Member o the Scots Pairlament
for Glesga Pollok
Assumed office
6 Mey 2016
Precedit biJohann Lamont
Majority6,482 (23.2%)
Member o the Scots Pairlament
for Glesga
In office
6 May 2011 – 6 May 2016
Personal details
Born (1985-04-07) 7 Aprile 1985 (age 37)
Glesga, Scotland
NaitionalityScots
Poleetical pairtyScots Naitional Pairty
Spoose(s)Nadia El-Nakla (m.2019) ; former wife Gail Lythgoe (m.2010), divorced
Alma materVarsity o Glesga
ProfessionCommonty wirker
ReligionIslam

LifeEedit

Humza Haroon Yousaf hails frae Glesga an took an M.A. in politics at Glesga varsity in 2007.[4]

His parents waur Muzaffar Yousaf, frae Pakistan an emigrated tae Glesga in the 1960s, an mither Shaaista Bhutta, also East Asian, wis born in Kenyae. His schuil eddication wis at Hutchesons' Grammar School.[5] He wis raisin money fur Islam Relief charity an workit wi young fowk in the commonty, an went tae deliver food parcels tae the puir families an asylum seekers, as weel as workin in a commonty radio.[6] At Glesga varsity, Yousaf wis president o the Glasgow University Muslim Students Association as well as involved in student politics in the students' representative cooncil.

CareerEedit

Yousaf becam the Pairliamentary assistant fur SNP MSPs incluidin Bashir Ahmad, Anne McLaughlin, Nicola Sturgeon and fur Alex Salmond, wha wis then the First Meenister. He had done a young leaders exchange programme wi the US State Department. He won the “Future Force of Politics” award at the Young Scottish Minority Ethnic Awards in 2009.[7]

Aifter bein electit as the youngest memmer o the Scots Pairliament in 2011, Yousaf becam the Meenister for Freemit Affairs an International Development (2012 to 2014), Meenister for Europe an Development (2014 to 2016),[8] then Meenister for Transport an the Islands (2016 to 2018).[9][10]

In 2018, Yousaf joined Nicola Sturgeon's Cabinet[11] as Cabinet Secretar for Justice an he introduced the Hate Crime Bill, which met wi opposition.[12][13][14] He mad a speech in the Pairliament, aifter the murder o George Floyd in solidarity wi anti-racism, an listit the senior posts in Scotland held only bi white people, which led tae a social media backlash.[15]

Then he took ower frae Jeane Freeman as Health Sercretar, during the Covid-19 pandemic an led the vaccine programme an the pandemic responses in Scotland, wi the resultin pressure growin oan the NHS. [16][17][18][19]

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care - gov.scot". www.gov.scot (in Inglis). Retrieved 17 Januar 2022.
  2. "Stars who have risen and fallen". HeraldScotland (in Inglis). Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.
  3. "BBC News - Election 2011 - Scotland - Glasgow". BBC News (in Inglis). Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.
  4. "University of Glasgow - Alumni - Our alumni - Life after Glasgow - Notable alumni". www.gla.ac.uk. Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.
  5. "FPs Humza Yousaf and John Mason elected as MSPs | Hutchesons' Grammar School". web.archive.org. 25 October 2014. Archived frae the original on 25 October 2014. Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. "Exclusive: SNP aims to make independent Scotland a world leader in aid". HeraldScotland (in Inglis). Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.
  7. "Personal Information - MSPs: Scottish Parliament". web.archive.org. 5 Juin 2016. Archived frae the original on 5 Juin 2016. Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. "Nicola Sturgeon announces new Scottish cabinet". BBC News (in Inglis). 21 November 2014. Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.
  9. "New Islands minister appointed - The Orcadian Online". web.archive.org. 20 Mey 2016. Archived frae the original on 20 Mey 2016. Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  10. "Ministerial appointments debate" (in Inglis). 5 September 2012. Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.
  11. "Scottish Government Cabinet Reshuffle: Who's in and Who's out?". www.scotsman.com (in Inglis). Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.
  12. Yousaf, Humza. "Humza Yousaf: Hate Crime Bill strikes right balance between respecting freedom of expression and tackling hate speech". Press and Journal (in Inglis). Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.
  13. "Free speech row over new hate crime bill in Scotland". BBC News (in Inglis). 24 Julie 2020. Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.
  14. "Controversial hate crime legislation to be changed". BBC News (in Inglis). 23 September 2020. Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.
  15. Report, Official (24 Januar 2014). "Official Report". archive2021.parliament.scot. Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.
  16. Boothman, John. "SNP 'in disarray' as WHO says Scotland has six in ten European Covid hotspots" (in Inglis). ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.
  17. "Health Secretary Humza Yousaf defends taking holiday as Covid cases rocket". www.scotsman.com (in Inglis). Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.
  18. "Yousaf's advice to think twice before dialling 999 raises fundamental questions about NHS funding – Scotsman comment". www.scotsman.com (in Inglis). Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.
  19. Editor, Kieran Andrews, Scottish Political. "Emergency delays 'led to 500 hospital deaths'" (in Inglis). ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 24 Mairch 2022.CS1 maint: extra text: authors leet (link)