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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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16 hours ago

Faisal Rashid MP

Well done Imogen Walsh so proud of you.We are delighted to announce that our very own MYP Imogen has been elected as PG for the North West! ... See MoreSee Less

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Faisal Rashid MP

Today marks the beginning of a week where many college principals, staff and students are coming together to call for better funding and fair pay for further education colleges. I firmly believe that the education provided by further education colleges is key in helping many to realise and reach for their full potential. Proper investment in our further education colleges with students and staff given the resources they need will benefit us all with a stronger society. ... See MoreSee Less

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Are you attending the meetings about the ridiculous warehouse scheme in Grappenhall? ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

Faisal Rashid MP

Proud to be able to table an EDM in the Parliament as below. Now here at Old Trafford to support our team. Come on Warrington Wolves 👍

EARLY DAY MOTION: Super League Grand Finals

That this House wishes those teams who have reached the men’s and women’s Super League Grand Finals well for the games on Saturday 13 October; congratulates Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors for reaching the men’s Grand Final at Old Trafford, after overcoming St Helens and Castleford Tigers respectively; further congratulates Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors for defeating Castleford Tigers and St Helens respectively to reach the women’s Grand Final at the Manchester Regional Arena; notes that this is the second year that the women’s Super League has been organised as a competition sitting alongside the men’s Super League; congratulates the Rugby Football League and all involved for their efforts to grow and develop women’s rugby league; hopes that both games will inspire more people to participate in one of the many formats of rugby league on offer across the United Kingdom; and looks forward to a fantastic day of rugby league.
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4 days ago

Faisal Rashid MP

Absolutely fantastic turnout (over 120 people) to the first coffee morning earlier today on the effect of state pension equalisation on 1950s-born women, sending an incredibly powerful message to the Government.

It was such a great opportunity to meet many of those affected face-to-face and hear about the deeply unfair treatment of being forced to bear the burden of the increase to State Pension Age without any help or support from the Government.

Over the coming months I will be hosting these sessions and I want to reassure all that I will keep up the pressure on Government Ministers to bring in the rightly entitled transitional protection so that we can put an end to this injustice once and for all.

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