Not Your Average Solicitor
Nasir Ilyas has had an excellent career in law, gaining his training and qualifying at Cheshire firm Wolstenholmes.
After steering the firm for two years, Nasir sold the firm to focus on Politics and property business.
Nasir Ilyas spent most of his life in the small former mill town of Burnley. Having gained secondary education at Gawthorpe high school and completing his A Levels at Habergahm sixth form centre in Padiham.
Nasir Ilyas then went on to complete his LL.B at Manchester.
In 2006 Nasir was seeking the nomination on behalf of the Labour Party for the parliamentary seat of Rochdale. After a tough contest Nasir Ilyas came second and the winner of that contest Simon Danczuk is now Member of Parlaiment for Rochdale.
In 2009 again the Burnley parliamentary seat was vacated by Kitty Usher. This led to a search for prospective parliamentary candidate. Nasir Ilyas again took part in this contest, again narrowly missing out to Julie Copper who is now member of parliament for Burnley.
Nasir Ilyas has been involved in a number of voluntary and non governmental roles.
In 2007 Nasir led a delegation to Pakistan, which consisted of local mayor of Burnley, Terry Burns the Lancashire county chairman. Members of the local NHS, and fire service. The delegation compared areas of good practice and acted as a fact finding mission.
As a result, Nasir Ilyas advised the Federal minister of defence on a number of matters and Anglo Pakistan relations.
In 2009 Nasir Ilyas was appointed to the Ethnic Minortity Small Business Forum by RT Hon Patricia Hewitt. The forum was designed to analyse the trends in business across the UK of small businesses. Nasir Ilyas was appointed for a period of two years playing an active role on the forum.
Other achievements include establishing the Chai centre, in the heart of one of the most deprived wards of Burnley and the country. Nasir Ilyas was a founding member and instrumental in finding funding for the centre. The centre is a purpose built building attracting funding of over £1 million from the New opportunities fund.
Nasir has also been actively involved in local community issues, setting up the Daneshouse Economic Development Trust and being director of Jinnah community development trust.
In 2005, Nasir Ilyas served on the Government task force established by the office of Deputy prime minister John Prescott and led by Lord Tony Clark of Hampstead.
The task force analysed the aggravating factors into the Burnley disturbances, gaining an insight into economic and community issues.
Nasir Ilyas is now excelling in the field of Property development and charity work both in the UK and abroad.