In May 2010 Pamela Nash was elected by the people of Airdrie and Shotts to represent them in Westminster; at just 25 she became the ‘baby of the house’.
She was born in 1984 in Bellshill Maternity hospital and grew up in the heart of her constituency, going to school in Chapelhall and Airdrie.
She spent her first summer after high school volunteering at a school in Nyeri, Kenya and followed this up with a placement in Uganda during her time at university.
Before being elected to Parliament Pamela worked in Westminster as a Parliamentary Assistant to John Reid after an internship in his constituency office.
Pamela also served as a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament between June 2007 and 2009.
As part of her parliamentary work she is Private Parliamentary Secretary to the Northern Ireland Shadow Cabinet team.
Pamela sits on both the Science & Technology and Scottish Affairs Select Committees, working alongside cross-party colleagues to hold the government to account on decisions relating to science and technology and Scotland.
In addition to these roles Pamela is the chairperson of the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & Aids and serves on several others APPGs including Multiple Sclerosis, Town Centres and Sustainable Housing.
Pamela lives in the village of Chapelhall, within her constituency.