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Salford’s first Pakistani councillor has been elected.

Salford councillor for Higher Irlam and Peel Green has been elected by a British-Pakistani lady.

Mishal Saeed, a University of Oxford graduate, won by 1,317 votes on the Labour Party’s ticket.

Local elections provide an essential opportunity for citizens to express their opinions on local issues and how they want them to be handled.

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

Mishal formerly served as Student Union President at the University of Salford, where she organised TEDx events and won the Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal sign of approval for her entrepreneurial initiatives.

“I was honoured to be chosen as the Labour Party candidate for my ward and residents. The Labour Party has an incredible heritage of improving lives; from the establishment of the NHS to the implementation of the minimum wage, they have made a significant difference in the lives of people across the country.”

Saeed stated that the Labour Party is well-positioned to lead the UK in the face of the country’s issues, and she is delighted to be a part of this movement and contribute positively to making a difference in people’s lives.

She stated that her priorities in her new role will be to mitigate the impact of the cost of living crisis, improve public services, advocate for strict action against crime and antisocial behaviour, support high-quality jobs in the region, protect green spaces and the environment, and support new developments in the region.

“These are the problems that people care about.” I will strive tirelessly to improve the lives of citizens.”

“I will fight injustice, unfairness, and discrimination wherever it exists and defend workers’ rights.” As a graduate of Lahore Grammar School and the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Lahore, I would like to thank my numerous professors and mentors in Pakistan for providing me with the leadership and critical thinking abilities that have helped me in my trip to the United States.