Corporation Park

Tasleem Fazal – Labour candidate in Corporation Park for 2016

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Arshid Mahmood – your Corporation Park Labour Councillor

Arshid Mahmood

‘I have worked hard with ward colleagues on concerns raised through our very well attended Ward

Solution Meetings. I am proud of the progress made on many issues. Examples in the last twelve months

include the adoption by the council of Wellfield Road. This required resurfacing and new pavements and

took a lot of time and effort but the outcome made it well worthwhile. In addition the whole of Granville

Road and the bottom of Leamington Road were resurfaced. These were all in response to concerns

raised. We also got the top of West Park Road resurfaced which was another priority for residents.‘

Telephone: 07980 017 035


2015 Election Result

Arshid Mahmood (Lab): 2373

Chaudhry Naseer (Con): 591

Turnout: 60.11%

Majority: 1782


Re-elected in Corporation Park

The 2014 result was as follows:

Tariq Mahmood (Con):  378

Iqbal Patel (Ind):  222

John Wright (Lab):  1457

Turnout:  41.2%

Majority:  1079

Your Labour Team

 Councillor Abdul Rehman

I’m Abdul Rehman and I am once again privileged to be selected to stand in the 2012 local elections. As you will be aware, I have been a Corporation Park Ward Councillor for the past 8 years and I have been part of the local community where I have been involved with various projects such as tackling anti-social behaviour, fighting for funding for local schools, litter problems and road safety. I hope that, once again, I can count on your support to be re-elected in the May elections.



Councillor John Wright

John was born in Blackburn and brought up on Dukes Brow in Corporation Park ward, attending the local Sacred Heart Primary School where he is now a governor.

In the four years that John has represented Corporation Park ward in Blackburn much of the work he has done relates to children. St. Silas’ School, which was originally built in the 19th century, is to be rebuilt at a cost of over £6 million thanks to a long campaign by John and his ward colleague, Cllr Arshid Mahmood.

John works as a civil servant in a role reducing child poverty and at weekends coaches junior football for the Revidge Community Association. Additionally, John is expecting to become a father – due to be born in the same week he will be fighting the local elections in May!

He also represents residents on the Management Board for Wensley Fold Children’s Centre and sees the development of the land next to the Centre as a key ward priority for the coming year. He is looking to gain funding through his role on the North West Neighbourhood Board.

John regularly attends Corporation Park Supporters meetings and is delighted that the working with the the committee has helped gain funding for new bowling facilities, which should be ready for the new season. The priority in the park remains making new toilet facilities available to visitors.

Telephone: 07773 562 366

Councillor Arshid Mahmood

Arshid has been a Corporation Park Ward councillor since 2003. A family man with children who lives in the ward, Arshid supports local organisation like the Revidge Community Association, Corporation Park Supporters Group and the Local Mosques. He is also a Governor at a primary school and also local secondary school.

Telephone: 07980 017 035


For several years we conducted static surgeries at The Hub on New Bank Road. In June 2009, we decided to change to mobile street surgeries to maximise the number of people that we speak to. We post notices through doors during the week notifying residents of the surgery. Anyone who wants to speak to us can fix the notice in their window and we’ll call by.

If you would like your street to be prioritised for a street surgery, please let us know. But remember you don’t need to wait for a street surgery in order to contact us – we are always pleased to hear from anyone in the ward who needs our help.

Corporation Park newsletters

We always keep to keep the local area informed with regular updates on what we’re doing and you can view our latest newsletter/leaflet below. You can check out previous newsletters here.

Election Results since 2001



Votes cast


Michael Bamber Conservative 1077
David Harling Labour 1374


Salim Sidat Liberal Democrat 310
Joy Gateley Liberal Democrat 576
Masood Iqbal Liberal Democrat 691
Beverly Law-Riding Conservative 715
Arshid Mahmood Labour 790  E
Paul McGurty Conservative 734  E
Ismail Patel Independent 456
Abdul Rehman Liberal Democrats 884


Stephen Wiggan Conservative 705
Pamela Simon Labour 686
John Wright Labour 705
Muhammad Irfanullah Liberal Democrat 615
James Kenyon Conservative 635
Ismail Patel Respect- The Unity Coalition 272
John Wright Labour 803


Ajaib Hussain Liberal Democrat 704
Jim Kenyon Conservative 609
Arshid Mahmood Labour 1009


Shaukat Hussain Labour 1082
Abdul Rehman Liberal Democrat 1196


Ismail Patel Independent 212
Ansar Rafiq Liberal Democrat 1122
John Wright Labour 1992




Julie Daley Conservative 531
Arshid Mahmood Labour 1876


Mahmood Ahmed Conservative 860
Abdul Rehman Labour 1461