An Experienced Politician and Finance Professional
“A former Member of Parliament (MP), the Mayor of Warrington, Parish & Borough Councillor. Highly successful finance professional with almost 20 years of experience in banking and financial industry. Extensive knowledge and experience of private and public sector. Deep insights of how local governments and parliaments operate. A highly progressive and result-oriented individual with strong network in business and political sectors. A passionate supporter of small businesses and passionate about serving the local community to full potential.”
Political and Professional Journey
Parish & Borough Councillor
Faisal was first elected as Borough Councillor in May 2011 from Whittle Hall Ward in Warrington. Since then he has been successful with an increased majority in every Borough and Parish elections. Faisal was one of the most active and engaging councillors in the community. He participated in many committees at the council including planning/development control, audit & governance, and supporting a local economy. Faisal is really pleased to be selected as Labour Candidate for Rixton & Woolston Ward in May 2021 Elections.
Mayor of Warrington
In 2015 Faisal was elected as a Deputy Mayor of Warrington and in 2016, Faisal took his office as the (first from ethnic minority background) Mayor of Warrington in 170 years of Mayoral history of Warrington. Faisal became the first citizen of Warrington along with his wife Aleeza a first lady of the town. They were one of the most popular Mayor and Mayoress in Warrington. Supported eight local charities raising staggering nearly £70k supporting local causes.
Member British Parliament
In 2017, Faisal was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Warrington South, winning the seat back for the Labour Party after 7 years of Conservative rule. Since entering parliament, he has been appointed as a member of the International Trade Select Committee, responsible for scrutinising Britain’s overseas trade policy and ensuring that the Government builds sustainable, long term links between the UK and international markets.
FR Management Consultant Ltd
Faisal Rashid launched FR Management Consultant Ltd in December 2019. Company provides management and public relations consultancy. Company is benefiting enormously from his private and public sector experience. Company is also establishing a Think Tank with the name of “Institute of UK-World Alliance”.
Westminster Finance Limited
Westminster Finance Limited was officially launched in February 2020 with the aim of providing commercial finance solutions. Faisal’s almost 20 years’ experience in commercial and personal banking prepared him to launch this company. Company provides bespoke financial solutions to businesses and also financial consultancy. Whether clients are looking to buy property for investments or re-mortgage, Westminster Finance Limited does it all.
FR Mortgages Ltd
FR mortgages is dedicated to solely providing residential mortgage advice as well as offering protection in terms of life, critical illness, income protection, building, and content insurance. After launching Westminster Finance Limited, company was getting many residential mortgage inquiries when Faisal decided to launch FR Mortgages Ltd in late 2020.
An initiative to support businesses, charities, and sports by bringing them together through this platform.
Chair BRI & CPEC, Business Support & Engagement, Trade Justice, Healthcare Infrastructure
Mayor’s Achievement Awards were launched to recognise great work of volunteers/unsung heroes in Warrington