Zara’s Political Career is Taking Off
One of the youngest Councillors in Lancashire, is making her mark after just 6 months in post.
Zara Khan, 22, was elected as Councillor for Chorley East in May 2016 after being inspired to stand for post by her mother, Hasina Khan, who is also a borough councillor. Since then she has been listening to the local community and campaigning on their behalf.
As a student nurse, Zara is particularly interested in issues related to the NHS , she said: ‘I will soon be starting my first job in Neonatal Intensive Care and I believe an NHS background will tie in well with my political career as I will get to see first-hand how decisions affect our healthcare system. I hope I can use this experience to make a difference going forward.’
The former Winstanley student who studied for A-levels in English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Media developed an interest in politics at an early age and used to help her mother with leafleting and canvassing. Her advice to other young people who are interested in getting into politics is: “Get involved at a local level, become a party member, join in with leafleting and canvassing because it really builds your confidence. Attend local meetings for party members and get involved but most of all ‘Go for it!’ Don’t overthink it, give everything a go. And, listen to your family and friends… They are usually right!”
We would like to wish Zara the best of luck in her future political and nursing career.