Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh is the Scottish National Party (SNP) MP for Ochil and South Perthshire. She was elected in the general election in May 2015 defeating a long standing Labour Party MP. She gained 46% of the vote share and a majority of 10,168 over Gordon Banks who previously served the constituency from 2005-2015. 
The result highlights a surge in popularity for the SNP, with Sheikh being just one of 56 SNP MPs successfully elected in the 2015 general election.
Ahmed-Sheikh was appointed to the position of shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader for Trade and Investment. 
She was active in the Scottish Conservative Party from the age of 10 and a member from the age of 16,  influenced by her father's role as a councillor who was elected in Scotland in 1986 for the New Town/Stockbridge ward on Lothian Regional Council. However, in 2000 she resigned from the party following William Hague's so-called 'right-wing' pronouncement on asylum seekers,  then declaring that she would join the SNP.
Before working in politics, Sheikh was an equity partner and solicitor at Hamilton Burns WS, a solicitors' firm in Glasgow.
- Hannah Brown - Overseas visit to Dublin 21-22 February to accompany Ms Ahmed-Sheikh, paid for by Immigrant Council of Ireland.
- Cameron Crawford
- Ellen Forson - Office manager, Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, Councillor, Clackmannanshire Council.
- Claire McKay - Constituency Assistant to Keith Brown, Member of Scottish Parliament. 
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- Tory defector blames Hague BBC, 15 June 2000, accessed 11 May 2015
- Register Of Interests Of Members' Secretaries And Research Assistants, 23 March 2016, parliament.uk, accessed 19 April 2016