Dear reader, welcome to my latest newsletter.

It has taken a while longer than usual, but I am pleased to bring you my new e-newsletter and first edition in this new format for 2019. I am hopeful that changing to this new format will make the newsletter a little easier to read and stay up to date with the latest news from your Member of Parliament for Warrington South.

I've summarised the main highlights from January - February this year and will endeavour to have the March update available in the first week of April.

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Latest News & Highlights

A quick summary of the latest updates and news.

Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign (WASPI)

In January I wrote to 1950s-born women in Warrington South to provide an update on the action being taken to try to address the injustice that women born in the 1950s have experienced following the Government’s decision to accelerate the rise in the state pension age. In Warrington South around 6,000 1950s-born women have been affected by the accelerated rise …

Faisal attends APPG on Swimming

I'm pleased to have joined the meeting of the APPG on Swimming to discuss the Government's plans for tackling swimming and water safety in primary schools. I believe it's crucial that we allow all of our primary school children to learn the important skill of swimming. In Warrington South, there is only one 25m x 4 lane school pool meaning …

Faisal speaks in debate on Supporting Local Charities

Last week I spoke in a debate on how acts of generosity and compassion from local volunteers and charities provide lifelines for people in need. These volunteers are critical to the functioning of our community. They represent the very best of us. But the Government must build upon this by supporting initiatives to help people of all ages and backgrounds …

Warrington Guardian Column | Mental Illness

Mental illness does not discriminate – it can affect anyone regardless of gender, age or ethnicity. One in four adults and one in eight 5 to 19-year olds experience mental illness. Those are stark statistics. Whether brought on by pressure in the workplace, money worries, family challenges such as post-natal depression, rising levels of pensioner poverty or loneliness, mental health difficulties can affect …

Faisal Rashid MP calls on Lloyds Banking Group to scrap their new tiered overdraft system

Today, I called on Lloyd Banking Group to scrap their new tiered overdraft system in a letter co-signed by 19 of my fellow Labour MPs. The new overdraft system, announced in November 2018 and introduced in January this year, could see customers who go overdrawn by less than £1,250 required to pay an annual interest rate of 61%. Lloyds Banking Group …

Faisal Rashid MP's Response to the BBC's public consultation on age-related TV licence policy

Faisal welcomes Chapelford Primary School to Parliament

It was great welcoming Chapelford Primary School to Parliament last week. I really enjoy these opportunities to engage with the younger generation, answering any questions they have and discussing some important topics they bring up in conversation. I believe it's important to invest in the younger generation and develop their skills, capabilities and create opportunities where they can pursue their …

All Party Parliamentary Group on BRI & CPEC - Inquiry Launch

Forging new and strengthening existing trade relationships on the international stage is a key priority for our country. As a member of the International Trade Select Committee I have had many conversations in Westminster, with constituents and local businesses about the sorts of trading arrangements we want here in the UK. As the local MP of course I want to …

Faisal's Statement on EU Withdrawal Bill Amendments (29th January)

I want to thank all my constituents who have contacted me recently about Brexit. Despite public division and parliamentary deadlock, I remain committed to representing views on both sides of this debate and working towards an outcome which puts my constituents first. In view of this commitment, I want to outline my reasons for voting for the amendments in tonight’s …

Faisal welcomes news that Halliwell Jones Stadium is set to host three Rugby League World Cup men’s group games in 2021 and the Physical Disability League World Cup

Faisal Rashid, MP for Warrington South, has welcomed the news that the Halliwell Jones Stadium will host three men’s group games at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup and the entire Physical Disability League World Cup. Faisal had backed Warrington’s bid to host part of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 in Warrington. In his letter of support, he said that Warrington had long …

Local Government at breaking point says Warrington South MP

Faisal Rashid, MP for Warrington South, recently spoke out against cuts to local authority funding during a debate in Westminster. During the debate Faisal paid tribute to the role of local councils, which he said were integral to building vibrant and inclusive communities and vital to safeguarding the most vulnerable in our community to ensure that no one gets left …

Faisal visits Barrowhall College

I recently visited Barrow Hall College and it was great to meet with the students to discuss and engage on several key issues. As I recently mentioned in the College Funding debate, there is so much potential in our young people and the Government must ensure that these young people receive the full investment they deserve.

Warrington Guardian Column | The Challenges for 2019

The New Year brings a good opportunity to look back on the last 12 months and ahead towards the challenges that 2019 will bring. Over the last year, I have been working hard to keep my commitment to be an accessible MP, holding surgeries, meetings, coffee mornings, street and roving surgeries across the constituency. In 2019 I will continue to …

“The future of our country depends upon how well we can equip younger generations to face the challenges ahead” – says Warrington South MP

Faisal Rashid, MP for Warrington South, recently spoke at a debate in Westminster on apprenticeships and skills. During the debate, Faisal said that after 8 years of inadequate Government investment, young people were being poorly prepared for a jobs market that is becoming increasingly fragmented and insecure. Referring to research published by the Federation of Small Businesses, he said that …

Faisal's latest Brexit statement

This evening, myself and MPs from all sides of the House are due to vote on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. Ahead of tonight’s historic vote in the House of Commons, I wanted to outline why I will be voting against the Prime Minister’s Deal. I have always accepted and respected the result of the 2016 referendum while working …

BBC Consultation on TV Licence Fee for Over 75’s

“By failing to protect the free TV Licence for over 75s, the Government is shamefully breaking its own 2017 manifesto pledge. “According to Age UK, nearly a third of over 75s are living in poverty or just above the poverty line. If the free over 75s TV licence is scrapped, finding the money needed to pay for this additional bill will …

Warrington Guardian Column | Loneliness

For many, Christmas is a joyful time spent with family and friends, but for others, the festive season brings a sense of isolation, anxiety or financial hardship. Loneliness and social isolation are two of the biggest downsides of modern life. For a growing number of people, particularly those who are older, loneliness can have a significant impact on health and …

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