Humza Yousaf (Politician) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Humza Yousaf (Politician) Wiki, Age, Biography, Girlfriend, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Who is Humza Yousaf?

Humza Haroon Yousaf is a Scottish politician who has served as First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) since March 2023. He served under his predecessor Nicola Sturgeon as justice secretary from 2018 to 2021 and then as health secretary from 2021 to 2023. He has been Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Glasgow Pollok since 2016, having previously been a regional MSP for Glasgow from 2011 to 2016.


Full NameHumza Haroon Yousaf
Date of Birth7 April 1985
Place of BirthRutherglen, South Lanarkshire
Age (as of 2024)39
FatherMian Muzzaffar Yousaf Arain
MotherShaaista Bhutta
SpouseGail Lythgoe (Divorced) ,Nadia El-Nakla ​
EducationMaster of Arts
Alma Mater University of Glasgow
Known forHis outstanding contribution in the field of politics
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourDark Brown
Zodiac SignAries

Early life

Humza Haroon Yousaf was born on April 7, 1985, to Punjabi immigrants in Glasgow. His father, Muzzaffar Yousaf was born in Punjab, Pakistan, and immigrated from the city with his family in the 1960s.


Yousaf has always been involved in community work, including charity fundraising. He was the volunteer media spokesperson for the charity Islamic Relief. He joined the Scottish National Party while studying at the university. In 2007, he extensively began campaigning for SNP for the parliamentary elections which resulted in the first SNP government in the country and his first job in the Scottish parliament. On Sept 5, 2012, then-first minister Alex Salmond appointed Yousaf as Minster of External Affairs and International Development, where he was responsible for external affairs, fair trade policy and diaspora. In 2018, he was promoted to Cabinet Secretary for Justice by Nicola Sturgeon. Since 2021 till now, Humza currently has been serving as the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care.  But after Nicola Sturgeon announced her departure, he pledged to uphold Sturgeon’s socially progressive agenda including same-sex marriage, abortion clinic buffer zones and banning conversion practices.


Humza attended Mearns Primary School and was later privately educated at Hutchesons’ Grammar School. His parents favoured doctor, accountant and law as a career for him, but Yousaf instead opted to study politics. He was the president of the University of Glasgow Muslim Students Association. He was a prominent figure in student politics. Yousaf graduated in 2007 with a Master’s degree in Arts.

Family and Affairs

Yousaf’s first wife Gail Lythgoe is also an SNP worker, and both were married for six years, from 2010 to 2016. In 2019, he married a psychotherapist, Nadia El-Nakla. He has one child and a stepchild.


Yousaf has dark brown coloured eyes and black coloured hairs. He has height of 6’1 inches.


He was sworn in as a member of His Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council on 17 May 2023 at Buckingham Palace. Membership of the privy council is lifelong and members are addressed as ”The Right Honourable”.

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  • He loves to do social and community work.

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