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``I fell in love with Warrington – the town, its green open spaces, and its people – on my first visit in 1998 and came to live here with my family. It was a great honour to become the 133rd Mayor and first citizen of Warrington in 2016, and a privilege to serve you now in Parliament…``


My political life at a glance...

I took an active part in the 2010 general election as I wanted to make a positive contribution to my community at the time of a difficult economic era.

Due to my very active role in campaigning and helping the Labour candidate in Warrington South in the general election, I was asked by local party members to stand for a council seat.

I was elected as a Councillor in Warrington in May 2011 and Parish Councillor in 2012.

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My passion for helping my local community led me to stand for a council seat in 2011 which was not a target seat and I worked very hard to prove myself, winning the Whittle Hall seat back for Labour after 8 years. After the boundary changes, the ward has been renamed as Chapelford & Old Hall.

I am proud to be representing the residents of Chapelford & Old Hall who have shown great confidence in me. In return, I have tried my best to keep their trust and have worked hard to represent their interests at the council which I will continuously strive to do but now as their MP, along with my fellow ward councillors, Rebecca Knowles and Steve Parish.


I became the 133rd Mayor and first citizen of Warrington in 2016.

I always wanted to make a difference in the local community and was passionate about improving lives and building a stronger and more cohesive community where we all have acceptance, peace, love and harmony devoid of prejudice about colour, race and religion.

With these ambitions in my sight, I was given this lifetime opportunity of serving the people of Warrington as their Mayor. And in a matter just one year, we have worked together towards changing the social and business landscape of Warrington.


My Academic Background and Professional Career at a Glance...

I have a masters degree in business administration (MBA) and have worked in the banking industry for almost 20 years.

I was a team manager at HBOS where I lead and managed a team involving a range of management activities, from sales, recruitment to performance management.

Since joining Natwest Bank in January 2006, I have been managing a portfolio of SME customers and covering business development activities. This has provided me with an insight of issues businesses are facing and gave me an opportunity to help them.



Member of International Trade select committee

Overseeing the Department for International Trade

June 2017

Mayor of Warrington

133rd Mayor and first citizen of Warrington

May 2016

Deputy Mayor of Warrington

Succeeding Cllr Geoff Settle

May 2015

August 2017

Member of Parliament

for Warrington South

May 2016

Re-elected as Borough and Parish Councillor

Chapelford and Old Hall Ward

May 2015

Re-elected as Borough Councillor

Whittle Hall Ward

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2 hours ago

Faisal Rashid MP

This week is #DiabetesWeek. Diabetes is one of the most serious public health problems facing the UK today so it's important that we #TalkAboutDiabetes to raise awareness about the risk, and helping to take action in making it easier for people to make healthy choices every day. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 hours ago

Faisal Rashid MP

My thoughts and prayers are with the survivors and also with the families and loved ones of the 72 lives lost a year ago today. As we remember the tragedy that has happened, it is important that this never happens again, and that the bereaved families receive the justice they deserve. #GreenForGrenfell 💚Today marks the one year anniversary of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire – in which 72 people lost their lives. We remember those who died and renew our commitment to fight for justice on behalf of Grenfell Tower residents, their families and loved ones.

When I visited North Kensington in the aftermath of the disaster in June last year, I was moved to see the community come together as one in the face of such tragedy, with volunteers from all faiths and none uniting to provide support to those in need.

I pay tribute to the survivors and members of the local community who have shown such courage and dignity in the face of what was a catastrophe. Today, it is also important to thank our brave emergency services who went into a burning building to save lives.

This evening I will be standing in solidarity with the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, and the wider community in North Kensington, by joining the silent walk to mark the one year anniversary.
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1 day ago

Faisal Rashid MP

Today I will #StandUpToBullying and I am urging you all to do the same. We must aim to create together a community which is kind and compassionate to one another, and courageous to #StandUpToBullying at all times. I welcome this this great campaign by Anti-Bullying Pro which encourages us all to do this. ... See MoreSee Less

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