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FAISAL RASHID MP

``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…``

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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.

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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.

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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.

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

FAISAL'S POLITICAL RESUME

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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6 hours ago

Faisal Rashid MP

Government Makes U-Turn on HM Prison Thorn Cross

“I have this afternoon had a conversation with the Minster of State for Justice, Rory Stewart MP, about HMP Thorn Cross.

The Minister has advised me that he will not be taking forward the proposed population changes which would have given the prison authorisation to accept category D men convicted of sexual offences.

I was deeply concerned by the proposals and on hearing the news about the proposed changes on the first day of parliamentary recess, I immediately wrote to the Minister to express the very real concerns that I and the local community had about the plans.

The Minister has now made it clear to me he has reversed the decision because of the concerns I raised in my letter about the prison’s proximity to local school, Appleton Thorn Primary.

This is absolutely the right decision. I am delighted to hear that the Minister has now listened to the concerns raised by myself, local people and all other authorities, and will not be proceeding with the previously proposed population changes at HMP Thorn Cross.

I would like to thank the whole community, Cheshire Police, Police & Crime Commissionar - David Keane, Warrington Borough Council, Parish Council, local/regional and national media who worked hard over the past week on this issue.

This shows what can be achieved when we all work together”
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14 hours ago

Faisal Rashid MP

Between 2012 and 2016, 600 youth centres have closed meaning 3500 youth workers have lost their jobs and 140,000 places for young people have gone - places which are often the only safe space they have to get the support they need.
We can no longer sit back and allow the Tories to fail our young people. Together we will rebuild youth services to create a system which truly works for the many, not the few.

The Labour Party
We can no longer sit back and allow the Tories to fail our young people.
We’ve got a plan to rebuild our youth services.
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2 days ago

Faisal Rashid MP

Channel 4 News Democracy
“Patriots don’t resign when things get difficult, they stay.”

That was the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's extraordinary attack on Brexit campaigners Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage.
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