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Ready to represent Glasgow South West

Dear Friend, 

Thank you for putting your trust in me to represent this great constituency.

I was born and brought up in Govanhill, as the oldest of five children to Pakistani parents and a grandfather who served in the Royal Hong Kong Police force. Through encouragement and the sacrifices of my Mum and Dad (a black cab driver who currently continues to work at the age of 84), I was able to secure a place at Glasgow medical school and further training in general and vascular surgery.

Prior to the election I was a transplant surgeon, serving the people of Glasgow South West and western Scotland. I live in the Southside of Glasgow with my wife and our two young sons. My experiences in the hospital have highlighted the inequities that exist in our communities and support systems.

COVID-19 unmasked deep wounds of societal inequality, a creaking health service and a threat to the future prospects of our children. We urgently require bold decision making and a radical policy agenda to get the United Kingdom ready for the challenges of the mid 21st century. Only the Labour party has a clear alternative plan for the people of Scotland: one of recovery, renewal and a revolution in the delivery and funding of our public services. I firmly believe that Labour is the only credible party that can deliver this vision of repair and reform, reversing the past 14 years of chaos with the Conservatives.

Kind regards,


Zubir Hospital
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