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

Amjad: Drax report shows need for regulatory certainty

Yorkshire MEP Amjad Bashir today welcomed a new report highlighting the economic importance of the Drax power complex to the regional and national economies. The Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber is a keen supporter of the company’s plans to convert the plant from coal-burning to sustainable biomass and has criticised an investigation launched by the EU over compliance with …

MEP Amjad Bashir in the EP in Strasbourg

Amjad: Funding guarantee from Treasury vindicates Brexit vote

Yorkshire and Humber MEP Amjad Bashir has welcomed news that EU funding for farmers, scientists and other projects will be replaced by the Treasury in the period immediately after Brexit. The Conservative MEP, who campaigned for a Leave vote in the EU referendum, spoke out after Chancellor Philip Hammond said the Treasury would guarantee to back EU-funded projects signed before this …

Portrait of MEP Amjad Bashir in the EP in Strasbourg

Amjad: Chinese investment shows we will prosper outside EU

A massive £1 billion investment in South Yorkshire is proof that Britain will boom outside the EU, according to a prominent Leave campaigner. Amjad Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, today welcomed the investment from China which will fund key regeneration projects in Sheffield. He said:  “EU funding is not the only game in town, despite the scare …

Amjad Bashir at multifaith event to celebrate Queen's birthday

Yorkshire Muslims host multi-faith birthday celebration for the Queen

A multi-faith celebration was hosted by Yorkshire’s Muslim community in Bradford today to mark the Queen’s 90 years on her official birthday. The event was organised by the Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber Amjad Bashir under the banner of the One Britain One Nation initiative. Faith leaders and followers from the Muslim, Sikh, Christian and Jewish communities gathered …

Image of Jean Claude Juncker. AMjad Bashir discusses the EU.

Amjad slams costly farce of EU super-hero film

Eurosceptic MEP Amjad Bashir has condemned a bizarre EU video depicting leading Brussels officials as superheroes. The Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber said the two minute animation, produced and posted online by the European Parliament’s authorities was “a farcical waste of cash”. It shows a range of EU figures, including European Parliament President Martin Schulz and Commission President …

Amjad Bashir at birthday celebrations for the Queen

Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations

Following the successful launch of the national campaign by ‘One Britain One Nation’ in Bradford earlier this year, which called for British people to unite in celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday, I would like to invite you on behalf of the Yorkshire Muslim community to join us on Friday 10th June, at 2.15pm for a 2.30pm start, at the Karmand …

Map of the Northern Powerhouse. Amjad Bashir discusses the Northern Powerhouse.

Leave EU & we can really get the Northern Powerhouse going

Leaving the EU would let Britain put a game-changing level of investment into the Northern Powerhouse, a regional MEP is urging. Amjad Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, said not paying into the EU would free vast sums of public money which could be diverted to supercharge the North of England’s vital transport and communication projects. He pointed to the £19.6 billion paid into the EU …

Amjad Bashir discusses tolls

Foreign lorry toll is fair and must stay, argues Amjad

Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir today condemned a move by Brussels to target Britain over new rules to protect our hauliers from unfair competition. He spoke out after the EU Commission launched a legal challenge over Britain’s introduction two years ago of a road toll for trucks driving to Britain from Europe. Britain introduced the toll in April 2014 after complaining …

Amjad Bashir at birthday celebrations for the Queen

Yorkshire Muslims honour Queen at 90

Yorkshire Muslims gathered in Bradford yesterday (Thursday) to mark the 90th birthday of the Queen. Amjad Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, led the celebrations in singing birthday greetings to the monarch and sharing a specially-made cake, emblazoned with the union flag. Mr Bashir said: “There is great fondness for our Queen as head of state of our …

Amjad Bashir shares his thoughts on the NFU.

Amjad: National Farmers’ Union have it all wrong over the EU

Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir has hit out at the National Farmers Union for backing the remain campaign in the EU referendum. He said the decision was “illogical and unhelpful”. Mr Bashir spoke out after the union, which has 55,000 members in England and Wales, joined the referendum ‘in” camp, saying that “the interests of farmers are best served by our continuing membership.” The …