Faruk is 31 years old and has lived in Hoxton (Hackney) all his life. He is married and has two daughters. He went to Burbage Primary School in Hoxton (now called Hoxton Garden Primary School) and attended Islington Green Secondary School. He comes from a working-class family.
Faruk studied LLB Law at London South Bank University before completing his LPC/Masters at The University of Law. He now works in the legal profession, advising individuals about their rights and bringing justice.
He loves Hackney for its rich history and community spirit alongside with the diversity of its people. He is interested in policy areas such as children/adult services, housing, environment, and highways, roads and transport. In his spare time Faruk enjoys spending time with his family and friends.