First Pakistani councillor elected in UK’s Salford



A British-Pakistani woman has been elected as a councillor in Salford for Higher Irlam and Peel Green.

Mishal Saeed, who is a graduate of the Univer-sity of Oxford, won by 1,317 votes on Labour Party’s ticket.

Local elections are an important opportunity for residents to make their voices heard regarding local issues and how they want them to be managed.

Saeed, who served in various Pakistani societies during her educational years, said: “It is an honour to have been elected for the role of Councillor, to serve my communities and to improve my city.”

Previously, Mishal served as Student Union President at the University of Salford, where she organised TEDx events and received a Royal seal of approval from the Duke of Edinburgh for her entre-preneurial activities.

“I was humbled to have been selected as the La-bour Party candidate by my ward and residents. The Labour Party have an amazing legacy of transforming lives; from founding the NHS to introducing the minimum wage — they made a lasting difference to the lives of people across the country.”

Saeed said the Labour Party are well placed to lead the UK with all the challenges facing the country and she was proud to be a part of this movement and contribute positively to making a difference in peo-ple’s lives.

She said in her new role, her priorities include mitigating the impact of the cost of living crisis, im-proving public services, advocating for strict action against crime and antisocial behaviour, supporting high-quality jobs in the region, protecting green spaces and the environment and supporting new developments in the region.—Agencies


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