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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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13 hours ago

Faisal Rashid MP

The Lib Dems have become home from home for disgruntled Tory politicians.

Not a surprise given the Lib Dems showed their true colours by becoming a key part of David Cameron’s austerity imposing Government.

And let’s not forget how comfortable the Lib Dems were in helping the Tories destroy our public services, introduce the Bedroom Tax and making life a misery for people who need and deserve welfare benefits.

Unlike the Lib Dems, Labour stands for real change for the many not the few.
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1 day ago

Faisal Rashid MP

It was fantastic to attend St. Wilfrid’s Church in Grappenhall on Sunday for their Dedication of The New Church Bells service. I was pleased to support the funding bid for new bells back in 2018 so it was great to celebrate this achievement along with the rest of the community.

It was a pleasant atmosphere and I enjoyed speaking to many constituents who attended. It was nice to have some time away from the political side of things and focus on what really matters - our local community. I believe that St. Wilfrid’s is undoubtedly a very important part of the heritage and community life in Grappenhall and should be experienced by all.

I am therefore pleased to support their funding bid for an extension which will ensure facilities are be accessible to a wider range of people for generations to come.

Thank you St. Wilfrid's Church and Reverend Jane for a nice Sunday afternoon! 😊
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2 days ago

Faisal Rashid MP

In a very busy weekend we managed to celebrate our son Rayyan’s 6th and Daughter Eshaal’s 5th Birthday. Both enjoyed their birthday party 🥳 very much. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Faisal Rashid MP

On Pension Awareness Day I stand by all 1950s-born women in Warrington South and across the country affected by changes to the state pension age.

The women affected did not have fair notification of the changes and some women have told me they did not receive any notification at all. As a result, many women are now in financial hardship.

I will keep up the fight to right this terrible injustice! #PAD19
BackTo60 WASPI - Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign
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3 days ago

Faisal Rashid MP

Roving Surgery at Golden Square Warrington this afternoon. It was really nice to interact with so many constituents. This is the best part of my job and I love it so much. I enjoyed every conversation today from portholes to Brexit, thank you to everyone who came out to support me. There were many constituents who only came to say thank you for what I have done for them and that made my day 😊
A big thank you to Golden Square Warrington.
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