``A Mayor that won Warrington people’s hearts.``

2016 / 17

Cllr Faisal Rashid

133rd Warrington Mayor and first citizen of Warrington

My love of Warrington and its beautiful people pushed me to bring the community closer, not only for the opportunity to bring people together but also for business initiatives.

With a young family at home and a full time job, I have still managed to dedicate myself to bring a smile on Warrington people’s faces.

My involvement with the community in Warrington, position as borough councillor since 2011 and current Mayoral year have enabled me to become a respected and well-known public figure across all the communities in the town.

Warrington Mayor

During the past year as Warrington Mayor, I have raised my profile significantly through various community initiatives (as can be seen on my social media). I have raised over £60k for my chosen Mayoral charities, significantly more than any of my predecessors.

Throughout my year as Warrington Mayor I have attended hundreds of community/civic engagements and events in every part of Warrington, engaging with residents of all ages and walks of life. For these, I have received many messages of appreciation.

I have greatly enjoyed all this diverse activity which I have shared with the community through my social media channels.


My Mayoral charities were aligned with my vision of bringing more prosperity and care to Warrington.
I feel great pride in picking up diverse charities which are supporting deserving people of Warrington.

I feel proud and blessed with the support I have received in raising record breaking amount of just under £70,000… The highest ever in any Mayoral year in Warrington.


When a child and family attends Brainwave, they spend two days at a centre being assessed by a dedicated team of physio, occupational and educational therapists.

They work to devise a unique programme designed to suit that child’s needs, which will help them to reach their individual milestones from feeding to walking.


A charity that works nationally and internationally for peace and non-violent resolution of conflict.

It delivers unique programmes that focus on young people, from offering general leadership development to working with those who may be vulnerable or at risk of being influenced by extremism.


St Rocco’s Hospice has cared for people with life limiting illnesses in Warrington and their families for more than thirty years.

They are dedicated to helping each patient live their life to the full with respect, dignity and choice and believe in making every day count for everyone – patients, carers, their families and loved ones.


Warrington charities trust aims to provide grant-aid to assist and support small needy charities and voluntary organisations which provide charitable activities in and for the benefit of the inhabitants of Warrington borough, their quality of life and their environment.


A voluntary organisation run predominately by disabled people with the aim of improving the quality of life for disabled people and their families through a range of direct and indirect services.


The Warrington foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area, but part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks.


Warrington’s YMCA is a local charity forming part of the national organisation, looking to help young people with various aspects of their life such as housing, education and advice.


Helping those in need wherever they are, working locally supporting families in crisis with practical aid, and partnering with groups around the country, ensuring all your donations go to the people who need them.


Over his mayoral year, Warrington Mayor Faisal Rashid created many great first of their kind initiatives.


Mayor’s Inaugural Charity Ball

Raising over 12K in one night.


Breaking the Barriers

A flagship event held at Parr Hall where all the mainstream religions and non-faith residents across Warrington attended and appreciated.

Warrington's Got Talent

Warrington’s Got Talent

To encourage Warrington’s gifted individuals and provide a platform to promote their talent.


Interfaith Prayer Event

Held first time at Warrington Town Hall to pray for world peace.


Queen 90th Birthday Garden Party at the Town Hall 

Residents were invited to a garden party at the Town Hall to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.


Multi-Cultural Evening, Walton Hall

A SPECTACULAR evening of food and entertainment from around the world.


Christmas Dinner for the Vulnerable

A SPECIAL Christmas meal was staged for vulnerable ,  homeless and lonely residents at the Town Hall.

Circle future

Circle – The Future

An initiative by the Mayor to help turn Warrington into an entrepreneurs’ hub.


First ever Mayoral Business Seminar

To promote Warrington’s future regeneration and to share innovative business ideas for the town.


Mayor’s Achievement Awards

To recognise the work of unsung heroes of Warrington. This initiative will be a legacy of Cllr Faisal Rashid, Warrington Mayor, and a great gift to the people of Warrington.


Civic Charity Ball

May 12 – A night to remember with the Warrington Mayor.


A new initiative, focusing on Business, Culture & Sport and Charity.

Faisal's mayoral legacy

Circle - The Future

As Warrington Mayor, Faisal launched the initiative, inviting local businesses to sign up to The Circle, to create new opportunities and enhance existing ones while creating a culturally cohesive society.

With the help of business community engagements, it will include Start-up Club, CEO Club, Sector Clubs, Power Series, Social Events, Monthly Newsletter, Charity Events and Support.

Contact Faisal

Faisal on FB

5 hours ago

Faisal Rashid MP

Why not join us in Lymm on 28th March? This promises to be a great evening and a fantastic fundraiser for the CLP as we continue to ensure we are ready to fight and win the next general election whenever it is called. All are welcome.🌹 ... See MoreSee Less

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11 hours ago

Faisal Rashid MP

I'm pleased to have joined the meeting of the APPG on Swimming to discuss the Government's plans for tackling swimming and water safety in primary schools.

I believe it's crucial that we allow all of our primary school children to learn the important skill of swimming. In Warrington South, there is only one 25m x 4 lane school pool meaning we do not have enough pool stock to service the 2000 children waiting to learn to swim and the 2900 weekly lessons taking place.

I will continue to use all my Parliamentary resources to advocate primary swimming and for the Government to take greater measures to improve swimming and water safety attainment in primary schools, including a new 6 lane swimming pool to meet our needs locally.

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2 days ago

Faisal Rashid MP

'Supporting Local Charities'

Last week I spoke on how acts of generosity and compassion from local volunteers and charities provide lifelines for people in need. These volunteers are critical to the functioning of our community. They represent the very best of us.

But the Government must build upon this by supporting initiatives to help people of all ages and backgrounds volunteer. There is little evidence to suggest it is committed to doing so. And after over 8 years of Tory austerity, there is an over-reliance on the generosity of local people as a substitute for properly funded local services.

Volunteers should not be expected to pick up the pieces when swingeing Tory cuts shatter our local communities.

If the Government is serious about connecting communities by supporting charities and volunteers, it will make good on the Prime Minister’s promise last year that 'austerity is over'.
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5 days ago

Roken Price

Faisal. After tonight's (what is effectively a no confidence vote) in Dictator May, and given that she bribed the DUP with £1bn, has attempted to bribe Labour MPs with more funding in their constituencies, and is deliberately running down the clock, and so blackmailing MPs, is anyone going to call her to task on bribery, corruption and blackmail (all illegal)? ... See MoreSee Less

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