Teenager Hannan Amir Sarwar, belongs to Faisalabad, has made history to become the first and youngest British Pakistani who got elected as a councilor from the Wilmslow Town council, Manchester in Britain’s local councils’ elections. The teenage politician was one of four candidates who got elected unopposed to Wilmslow Town Council for the town’s east ward. He is from Styal and turned 18 in February this year.
He joined the Conservative Party a year ago. Hannan met Prime Minister Theresa May and told local news channel that “British Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated me after I have won the Local Councils’ election on ticket of the Conservative Party” . “The PM asked me to expedite the political activities.” I was invited to meet her in the party’s reception, he told.
The newly elected councilor added, “Ethnic minorities groups, particularly British Pakistanis, should stand up and share their feelings with others,” he remarked. “I have taken inspiration from a lot of people, including Imran Khan, Quaid-e-Azam, UK politicians, and young Pakistani parliamentarians,” he pointed out. They are my role models, he said.
Hannan is a student of A-levels at St Ambrose College at Hale Barns. As a member of the Young Enterprise Greater Manchester Local Volunteer Board, he holds regular events for local charities.
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20 July, 2019