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Anas has been at the forefront of Scottish politics for a decade, fighting for the people of Glasgow and Scotland.
He was born in Glasgow in 1983 and joined the Labour Party when he was 16. He studied dentistry at the University of Glasgow and worked as a dentist in the NHS in Paisley for five years prior to becoming a MP.
Anas was first elected as an MP in 2010 and was then elected as deputy leader of Scottish Labour one year later. In 2016 he was elected to the Scottish Parliament as MSP for Glasgow.
In parliament, he has championed the NHS and its workers. He established an expert-led workforce commission to tackle the staffing crisis in the health service, led the campaign to end the NHS pay cap, and exposed the truth behind the water infection scandal at Glasgow’s largest hospital.
After speaking about the racism he has faced throughout his life, Anas established the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Tackling Islamophobia and has led a campaign against hatred and intolerance.
He led Labour’s positive campaign for Scotland’s future in the UK – United With Labour – in the run-up to the 2014 referendum, and in 2020 was appointed the party’s constitution spokesperson. He is a proud member of the GMB MSP Group and the Co-operative Party.
Outside of parliament, he has worked on a number of charitable projects, founding Glasgow Cares and serving as voluntary president of the Sarwar Foundation. He arranged for ambulances to travel the Greek island of Lesbos to support Syrian refugees, runs an annual a toybank to provide Christmas gifts for children who would otherwise receive nothing, and has supported projects for homeless people in Glasgow.
Anas is focused on ensuring the next Parliament is a Covid Recovery Parliament. He strongly believes we need a period of healing, to bring people together and rebuild our country – reshaping our economy, protecting jobs, fixing our education system and delivering an NHS that never again has to choose between treating a virus or treating cancer.