Kaukab has been campaigning for independence since the 1990s and has worked as a teacher in communities across Scotland for almost 30 years and lives in the west end of the city with her family.
She stood as the SNP candidate in the first Scottish Parliament election in 1999 against the late Donald Dewar. During her time in the party she has taken on other political heavyweights including former Chancellor Alistair Darling at the 2010 General Election.
Kaukab is hugely passionate about education and ensuring that every young person in Scotland is given an equal chance to succeed. She brings first hand experience to the table along with a determination to make Scottish education even better.
Kaukab was selected as the SNP candidate for Glasgow Kelvin in November 2020 after many years campaigning for the party in the constituency.
On Saturday 08 May 2021 I was elected as the Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Glasgow Kelvin constituency, succeeding Sandra White who had represented the area with distinction for many years. Kaukab was the first woman of colour to be elected to the Scottish Parliament