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I am the Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Edgbaston, Shadow Minister for Primary Care and Public Health, and the UK’s first female Sikh MP. Born and raised in the West Midlands, I was a social worker and a Councillor, and Cabinet Member for Public Health and Protection prior to entering Parliament. I am Chair of the Co-operative Party Parliamentary Group, and Vice-President of the Local Government Association. Before becoming Shadow Minister for Primary Care and Public Health, I was Shadow Secretary of State for International Development.
In Parliament, I chair the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs and act as Vice Chair for the APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief, the APPG for the Commonwealth Games, and the APPG for Aid Match. I also co-chair the APPG for Levelling up Birmingham. In 2018, I featured on Birmingham City University’s Brummies Who Inspire and presented an award for Sikh Woman of Substance by the Sikh Women’s Alliance. In 2020, I was named MP of the Year by the Patchwork Foundation.
Shadow Minister for Primary Care and Public Health
I became Shadow Minister for Primary Care and Public Health in September 2023. In my new role, I am working with GPs, pharmacists and dentists – the front door of our health service – to build an NHS fit for the future.
So far, I have held the Government to account on its poor record on NHS dentistry, access to healthcare, tackling youth vaping, child health, and plenty more. I will continue to push for measures tho ensure that the NHS is there for all us when we need it.