First British-Pakistani woman Mishal Saeed elected as Councillor in UK


British-Pakistani woman Mishal Saeed has been appointed to represent Higher Irlam and Peel Green in Salford, United Kingdom. 

Graduated from Oxford, Mishal Saeed contested on the Labour Party ticket and succeeded by grabbing 1,317 votes. 

She said,“It is an honor to have been elected for the role of Councillor, to serve my communities, and to improve my city.” 

“I was humbled to have been selected as the Labour 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 in the lives of people across the country,” Saeed remarked. 

Local elections are a great chance for people for expressing their views on local issues and how they should be addressed. Saeed said that the Labour Party is promising to lead the UK in the face of all its challenges. 

She stated that she is proud to be a part of the movement and help to make a difference in people’s lives. 

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Explaining her responsibilities, Mishal Saeed said that her new role will involve mitigating the effect of the cost of living crisis, supporting strict action against crime and antisocial behavior, encouraging high-quality jobs in the region, protecting green spaces, enhancing public services and the environment, and support new developments in the region. 

“These are the issues that matter to people. I will work hard to enhance the lives of residents”, she said, adding that,  “I will defend workers’ rights and fight injustice, inequality, and discrimination wherever it exists. As an alumnus of Lahore Grammar School and Convent of Jesus and Mary, Lahore, I would like to thank my many teachers and mentors in Pakistan who equipped me with the leadership and critical thinking skills which have been instrumental in my journey to public office.” 

In addition, Saeed remained a key member of numerous Pakistani societies as a student and also served as the President of the Student Union President at the University of Salford where she arranged TEDx events. She also received the Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal seal of approval for her entrepreneurial accomplishments. 

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