Shamin lives in Pencaitland with her partner and their two children.

After studying biotechnology at Abertay University, Shamin was elected President of her Students’ Association and went on to serve as the President of NUS Scotland.

Before being elected in May 2012, she had spent most of her career working in the voluntary sector, including more than a decade with SCVO, the national umbrella body for Scottish charities. She is also a long standing trade unionist and a member of Unite the union.

Shamin currently serves as the Council’s Cabinet Spokesperson for Education and Children’s Services, a position she has held since May 2012. She is also Chair of the Council’s Education Committee.

Shamin can be contacted at:

Office telephone: 01620 827019
Mobile telephone: 07718 669395
Email: sakhtar@eastlothian.gov.uk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/shaminakhtar
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cllrshaminakhtar

Cllr Shamin Akhtar
Cllr Shamin Akhtar
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