The Drax power station in Selby. Amjad Bashir MEP discusses Drax.

Amjad: Drax energises Yorkshire’s economy

Yorkshire and Humber MEP Amjad Bashir today welcomed a report detailing the economic impact of the Drax Group in the region and across Britain. The study detailed how the energy company contributed almost £1.7 billion towards the UK economy in 2016 and supported thousands of jobs across the country. That included £419 million and more than 3,600 jobs in the …

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Amjad: We’ll boost the parts other investments do not reach

A £400 million cash boost for the Northern Powerhouse, announced at the Conservative Party Conference today, was given a warm welcome by Amjad Bashir MEP, Conservative spokesman on small business in the European Parliament. Mr Bashir, MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “This is a substantial cash boost, well thought through and smartly-targeted.” The investment, announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond, will pay for new …