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Dear Reader,

Welcome to my latest newsletter.

I am pleased to share my latest e-newsletter for April 2019 with news of some of my work in Westminster and in Warrington South Constituency as your MP.

All the best,
Faisal Rashid MP
Member of Parliament for Warrington South

Ongoing Survey


Warrington South Traffic Survey 2019

Have Your Say

I am regularly contacted by constituents who tell me they are fed-up with the intolerable levels of traffic congestion in the town.

Congestion in the town is leading to significant delays travelling even the shortest of distances in the town. And this isn’t just affecting travel time to and from work. It can mean missed hospital appointments or delays for parents dropping off and collecting their children from school or childcare. My constituents tell me they want to see action taken to tackle the traffic misery.

To get a better understanding of the problems and how local people are affected I am conducting a traffic survey. As part of the survey I am asking Warrington South constituents for ideas on how traffic congestion in the constituency can be relieved.

I will be feeding the comments I receive on to Warrington Borough Council as part of the Council’s consultation on the Draft Fourth Local Transport Plan (LTP4).

The survey is running until Sunday 5th May.

April 2019 Highlights

A summary of some of my work this month.

Faisal Rashid MP hosts Warrington South Housing Summit

Faisal Rashid MP recently hosted a housing summit in Warrington South to discuss some of the most pressing housing issues facing the constituency. The panel event, which took place at Bold Street Methodist Church and was chaired by Faisal, included Labour’s Shadow Housing Minister Sarah Jones MP, Leader of Warrington Borough Council, Councillor Russ Bowden, Torus Chief Executive Steve Coffey and ...

Faisal Rashid MP attacks Conservative Local Government cuts ahead of May Local Elections

During a recent debate in Parliament, Faisal Rashid, MP for Warrington South, attacked the Government’s woeful record on local government funding. By 2020, local authorities will have faced a reduction to core funding from the Government of nearly £16 billion since 2010. Councils will have lost 60 pence out of every £1 the Government had provided to spend on ...

Faisal Rashid MP says Government must act now to stop land banking

Faisal Rashid, MP for Warrington South, has written to the Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Kit Malthouse MP, to call for Government action to end land banking. Land banking is the practice of investors and developers purchasing land for the sole purpose of profiting from the increase in value of that land. For many years, these investors have …

Faisal Rashid MP encourages Warrington South residents to have their say on traffic hotspots

Faisal Rashid MP has launched a traffic survey asking Warrington South residents to have their say on local traffic congestion. The survey encourages constituents to highlight problem areas in an effort to try to tackle local traffic issues. Faisal is also asking for ideas on how congestion in the constituency can be relieved …

Faisal Rashid MP puts pressure on Housing Minister over failure to provide Social Housing in Warrington

Faisal Rashid MP criticised the Department for Housing Communities and Local Government in parliament this week over its record on the provision of social housing in Warrington. Despite rising levels of demand, the Government is building over 30,000 fewer social-rented homes each year than in 2010 …

Faisal Rashid MP welcomes Warrington Western Link funding

Faisal Rashid, MP for Warrington South, has welcomed news that the Department for Transport has agreed to contribute significant funding for the Warrington Western Link. While backing the bid for the new link road, Faisal has also made it clear to both the Council and to the Department for Transport that any funding for it …

Warrington Guardian Column - Housing Crisis

Across the country, we are facing an affordability crisis in housing that is hitting young people and families on low to middle incomes hardest. Many are struggling to afford to rent or to buy a decent home. This is leading to overcrowding, evictions, rent arrears and homelessness. Home-ownership is down sharply for young people, with almost 900,000 fewer young homeowners …

Faisal's speech on the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

I was pleased to lead the debate on the “Elimination of Racial Discrimination” yesterday, which was held on the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. As a Muslim MP and a proud advocate of tolerance, peace and integration, the issue is close to my heart. As the first ever Muslim Mayor of …

Faisal Rashid MP calls on Council to adopt APPG definition of Islamophobia

Faisal Rashid, MP for Warrington South, has written to Council Leader, Councillor Russ Bowden, to request that Warrington Borough Council formally adopts the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims’ definition of Islamophobia. Home Office data released in October 2018 highlighted a surge in reports of hate crime directed at people in England and Wales because of their religious beliefs. The …

Faisal Rashid MP takes HS2 Golborne Link concerns to Transport Minister

Faisal Rashid, MP for Warrington South, recently met Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani to raise concerns over HS2’s proposed Golborne Link. Many of Faisal’s constituents have contacted him to express their concerns that the plans, which include proposals for a substantial viaduct over the Manchester Ship Canal, will severely affect areas of high-grade farm land, rural and suburban communities. Since his …

Faisal expresses his concerns on Land Banking

A full copy of Faisal's letter regarding land banking and the adverse impact that this practice is having on the availability of brownfield land for development addressed to Kit Malthouse MP, Minister for Housing and Planning is below.

Faisal speaks on the cuts to Local Government Funding

Local councils provide vital services to many of us, whether on fly-tipping, homelessness, adult social care or children’s services. Any funding cut is a direct attack to our local community. While the Prime Minister was announcing the end of austerity last October, more than 5,000 councillors signed the 'Breaking Point' petition to call on the Government to cancel their planned …

Community Action Month

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I joined our local monthly campaigning team and I had a great time engaging with residents in Great Sankey South and participating in the litterpicking session.

Launch of 'Clean 19' campaign

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I attended the launch of “Clean 19” in Bewsey & Whitecross Ward. Well done to all the volunteers, the council neighbourhood team and Cllr Sarah Hall, Cllr Steve Wright and Cllr Tom Jennings. We must work together to keep our area clean and create a greater awareness of how important it is to do so.

Anzac Day Memorial Service

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It was with great pride that I attended the special service dedicated to Anzac Day which commemorates the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who served during WW1 and WW2. It serves as an important reminder that many brave soliders have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice their lives for the peace and values of our society.
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