SALFORD: Following the results of the local government elections in the UK on 5 May 2022, Mishal Saeed, the Labour Party candidate, has been announced as the elected Councillor in Salford, for Higher Irlam and Peel Green.
Mishal Saeed is a graduate from the University of Oxford, won by 1317 votes. She is first Pakistani Councillor elected in Salford, UK. She says “It is an honour to have been elected for the role of Councillor, to serve my communities and to improve my city.”
Local elections are an important opportunity for residents to make their voices heard regarding local issues and how they want them to be managed.
Previously, Mishal has 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 entrepreneurial activities.
Reflecting on her experience of public service, she said, ‘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 to the lives of people across the country. The Labour Party are well placed to lead the UK with all the challenges facing us. I am proud to be a part of this movement and contribute positively to make a difference to people’s lives.’
Mishal’s key pledges include: mitigating the impact of the cost of living crisis, improving 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. ‘These are the issues that matter to people. I will work hard to enhance the lives of residents.’
She added “I will defend worker’s rights and fight injustice, inequality and discrimination wherever it exists. I would like to acknowledge the support provided to me by my parents, family, friends, volunteers”.
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.