Seema was born and grew up in and around Blackburn. After a time working in London as a solicitor, she joined the family business which owns commercial properties in Preston. She has a home in Hutton near to her constituency office in Longton. She is married with three children.
Seema has been the MP for South Ribble since 2015 and has campaigned for better local infrastructure and small businesses.
From 2015, Seema became co-chair of a cross-party Loneliness Commission along with Jo Cox MP. Following Jo’s murder in 2016, this work was taken forward by Seema and her new co-chair Rachel Reeves MP to form the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission.
In 2017, she became the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Prime Minister. She is the first female PPS to a Conservative Prime Minister.
Seema was appointed the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care on April 2019.