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British-Pakistani Hannan Sarwar Elected First And Youngest WilmSlow Town Councilor

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Hannan Amir Sarwar made history by becoming the first and youngest British-Pakistani to be elected as councilor from the Wilmslow Town council in 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 eastward. The 18-year-old lives in Styal, and his family belongs to Faisalabad.

Hannan belongs to the Conservative party. He met British Prime Minister Theresa May and was invited to a Conservative Association reception as one of the country’s youngest elected town councilors.

“British Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated me after I have won the Local Councils’ election on the ticket of the Conservative Party. The PM asked me to expedite the political activities,” Hannan told Geo TV.

Speaking about the growing Islamophobia and hatred towards Muslims in the country, Hannan said the entire community will have to stand together and counter the narrative. Ethnic minorities, especially British-Pakistani ones, Hannan said, should take a more inclusive approach.

Hann also said that his political inspiration was Muhammad Ali Jinnah. “I have taken inspiration from a lot of people, including Imran Khan, Quaid-e-Azam, UK politicians, and young Pakistani parliamentarians,” 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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