Elected Representatives

Please see below for the names and contact details of our local councillors and MP. Former MEPs are also listed for reference although these roles no longer exist since the UK left the European Union.

Councillors

Levenshulme is covered by several Wards of the City Council – primarily Levenshulme and Burnage with a smaller area of Rusholme. Contact details for councillors in all three Wards are provided below.

Levenshulme Councillors

Dzidra Noor

  • Levenshulme Ward
  • Labour
  • elected to 2026
  • cllr.dzidra.noor@manchester.gov.uk
  • 07852 343 781
  • 0161 234 3235
  • Members’ Services Office, Manchester City Council, PO Box 532, Town Hall Extension Manchester, M60 2LA

Basat Sheikh

  • Levenshulme Ward
  • Labour
  • elected to 2023
  • cllr.basat.sheikh@manchester.gov.uk
  • 07900 170 000
  • 0161 234 3235
  • Members’ Services Office, Manchester City Council, PO Box 532, Town Hall Extension Manchester, M60 2LA

Zahid Hussain

  • Levenshulme Ward
  • Labour
  • elected to 2025
  • cllr.zahid.hussain@manchester.gov.uk
  • 07970 482 559
  • 0161 234 3235
  • Members’ Services Office, Manchester City Council, PO Box 532, Town Hall Extension Manchester, M60 2LA

Levenshulme Councillors Drop in Advice Sessions and Surgeries

2nd and 4th Monday of each month (excluding August and Bank Holidays) 
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM 
Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre 
Yew Tree Avenue 
Levenshulme 
Manchester 
M19 3PH 

Surgeries are attended by the ward’s three Councillors on a rota basis.

NOTE: Councillor Surgeries were restarted in December 2021 but these are now only every two weeks rather than every week as before. Councillor Surgeries were cancelled from March 2020 – December 2021. They did not take place either in person or online.

Burnage Councillors

Azra Ali

  • Burnage Ward
  • Labour
  • elected to 2023
  • cllr.azra.ali@manchester.gov.uk
  • 07852 511 785
  • 0161 234 3235
  • Members’ Services Office Manchester City Council PO Box 532 Town Hall Extension Manchester M60 2LA

Murtaza Iqbal

  • Burnage Ward
  • Labour
  • elected to 2026
  • cllr.murtaza.iqbal@manchester.gov.uk
  • mobile to be confirmed
  • 0161 234 3235
  • Members’ Services Office Manchester City Council PO Box 532 Town Hall Extension Manchester M60 2LA

Bev Craig

  • Burnage Ward
  • Labour
  • elected to 2024
  • cllr.bev.craig@manchester.gov.uk
  • 07507 846 804
  • 0161 234 1842
  • Executive Members’ Office, Manchester City Council, Level 4, Town Hall Extension, Manchester M60 2LA

Burnage Councillors Drop in Advice Sessions and Surgeries

None of the Burnage councillors have provided any surgeries for well over a year either in person or online.

Surgeries were previously attended by the ward’s three Councillors on a rota basis.

Attended by the ward’s three Councillors on a rota basis 

1st Saturday of the month
11:00 am to 12 noon (excluding Bank Holidays and Christmas Week) 
Burnage Library 
Burnage Lane 
Manchester 
M19 1EW

Rusholme Councillors

Rabnawaz Akbar

  • Rusholme Ward
  • Labour
  • elected to 2026
  • cllr.rabnawaz.akbar@manchester.gov.uk
  • 07909 523 660
  • 0161 234 1841
  • Executive Members’ Office, Manchester City Council, Level 4, Town Hall Extension, Manchester M60 2LA

Ahmed Ali

  • Rusholme Ward
  • Labour
  • elected to 2023
  • cllr.ahmed.ali@manchester.gov.uk
  • 07943 264 572
  • 0161 234 3235
  • Members’ Services Office, Manchester City Council PO Box 532, Town Hall Extension Manchester M60 2LA

Jill Lovecy

  • Rusholme Ward
  • Labour
  • elected to 2024
  • cllr.jill.lovecy@manchester.gov.uk
  • 07779 968 519
  • 0161 234 3235
  • Members’ Services Office, Manchester City Council PO Box 532, Town Hall Extension Manchester M60 2LA

Rusholme Councillors Drop in Advice Sessions and Surgeries. 

Attended by the Ward’s three Councillors on a rota basis.

Every Saturday 11.00am to 12.00 midday 
The Tenants Association House 
38 Meldon Road 
Longsight 
MANCHESTER 
M13 0TR 

Last Friday of each month 6.00pm to 7.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays) 
Platt & Worsley Court 
Wilmslow Road 
Rusholme 
MANCHESTER 
M14 5LT 

Last Saturday of each month at 5.30pm to 6.30pm 
Qadria Jilania Islamic Centre 
St John’s Road 
Longsight 
MANCHESTER 
M13 0WU

If you cannot attend the advice surgeries then please contact councillors via email or telephone and they will make an appointment to see you at home.

Greater Manchester Mayor

Andy Burnham

Andy Burnham is the Mayor of Greater Manchester Mayor. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is made up of the ten Greater Manchester councils and works with other local services, businesses, communities and other partners to improve the city-region. Andy Burnham has a Cabinet drawn from the ten Greater Manchester Local Authorities although none of them are directly elected to these roles.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)


Member of Parliament

Afzal Khan

Members of the European Parliament

These were the MEPs for our area until January 2020 when the UK left the EU and entered a “transition” period until January 1st 2021. The UK no longer has any representation at the EU.

European Parliament UK Information Office

  • Jacqueline FOSTER
  • European Conservatives and Reformists Group
  • United Kingdom Conservative Party
  • Theresa GRIFFIN
  • Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
  • United Kingdom Labour Party
  • Sajjad KARIM
  • European Conservatives and Reformists Group
  • United Kingdom Conservative Party
  • Paul NUTTALL
  • Europe of freedom and direct democracy Group
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom Independence Party
  • Julie WARD
  • Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
  • United Kingdom Labour Party
  • Steven WOOLFE
  • Europe of freedom and direct democracy Group
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom Independence Party
  • Louise BOURS
  • Europe of freedom and direct democracy Group
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom Independence Party

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