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Faisal Rashid

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, the first citizen of Warrington, and the first ever Asian and Muslim Mayor in the history of Warrington in 2016, and a privilege to serve the people of Warrington South in Parliament as their Member of Parliament (MP).

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.

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 Chapelford & Old Hall.


I was 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 and in Parliament. I will continuously strive to do the best I can in whatever capacity.

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 of just one year, we have worked together towards changing the social and business landscape of Warrington.

 

Former Mayor Faisal Rashid

In 2017, Faisal was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Warrington South, winning the seat back for the Labour Party after 7 years of Conservative rule. Since entering parliament, he has been appointed as a member of the International Trade Select Committee, responsible for scrutinising Britain’s overseas trade policy and ensuring that the Government builds sustainable, long-term links between the UK and international markets.

The 2019 General election was a disaster for the Labour Party where we had lost many Labour stronghold seats. I started FR Management Consultant Ltd company after the elections and then Westminster Finance Limited (Commercial Finance Brokerage) in January 2020.

Faisal Rashid | Former Mayor of Warrington
Faisal Rashid | Mayor of Warrington

After 2019 General Election

Due to Covid-19, it was an exceedingly difficult time for business and the economy was struggling all over the world. I launched my company, Westminster Finance Limited on February 27th, 2020 providing commercial finance brokerage, and then due to more inquiries on residential mortgages, I decided to enrol in CeMAP (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice) course and passed within no time. I then started FR Mortgages Ltd in September 2020 purely for providing residential mortgage and protection advice. 

I have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and have worked in the banking/Finance industry for over 20 years.

I was a team manager at HBOS where I lead and managed a team involving a range of management activities, from sales, and 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 into issues businesses are facing and given me an opportunity to help them.

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

August 2017

Member of International Trade select committee

Overseeing the Department for International Trade

June 2017

Member of Parliament

for Warrington South

May 2016

Mayor of Warrington

133rd Mayor and first citizen of Warrington

May 2016

Re-elected as Borough and Parish Councillor

Chapelford and Old Hall Ward

May 2015

Deputy Mayor of Warrington

Succeeding Cllr Geoff Settle

May 2015

Re-elected as Borough Councillor

Whittle Hall Ward

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