Salma Yaqoob is the Leader of the Respect Party.
In 2006 she was elected as a city councillor to represent Sparkbrook ward on Birmingham City Council with nearly 50 per cent of the vote, one of the largest majorities in the city.
In the same year she received the Asian Jewel Award for Public Service Excellence.
Salma has been described by the Birmingham Post as a ‘doughty fighter for Birmingham inner city communities’.
She is standing as a parliamentary candidate in the Hall Green Constituency.
Salma is a regular commentator in the media on current affairs.