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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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Today is my mother’s 1st death anniversary. I can not remember any day, any moment in the whole year when I have not missed her. The love of mother is not replaceable. May God give her highest place in heaven! Ameen ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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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 your local MP.

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As always, your comments and feedback are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for taking the time to read and I hope that you all have a great weekend.


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4 days ago

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It was my pleasure to attend 1st annual conference of Warrington Business Exchange and receive an honouree membership. Thank you to Rebecca Long Bailey for attending and giving an inspirational speech. Thank you to Warrington & Co for taking my initiative forward (Circle the Future) leaving my legacy when I was Mayor of Warrington.
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5 days ago

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Today we remember the terrible events that took place 26 years ago, which killed 3-year-old Johnathan Ball and left 12-year-old Tim Parry to die from the horrendous wounds he suffered. 54 other people were injured including Bronwen Vickers who lost a leg in the blast and died a year later.

On this dark day in our town’s history my thoughts and prayers are with Wendy and Colin Parry, and with everyone who was affected by the terrible tragedy.

26 years ago, our town was changed forever. Yet in response to the tragic loss of their son Tim, Colin and Wendy have worked tirelessly for peace and reconciliation. Their determination to make Tim's memory a driving force for peace should inspire us all.

This year's anniversary is particularly poignant as we reflect on the awful atrocities that have taken place in New Zealand.

In the face of such terror and heartache, we need to find positive solutions to bridge the divisions in society.

We must use this anniversary as an opportunity not only to reflect, but to recognise that whilst great steps have been made towards peace, we must redouble our efforts to make the world a safer place to live.
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