Amjad Talks to Sky News After the Extraordinary EU Debate

Having successfully persuaded the EU parliament to hold an extraordinary debate on the crisis, Amjad speaks to Sky News to explain the issues prevalent on the ground in Myanmar, where ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people is taking place.

Amjad: Brexit is an opportunity not a threat

More than 200 Conservative Party supporters gathered in Elland last night (Thursday) for a dinner with the theme Global Britiain – Out of the EU into the World. The event at Bertie’s Banqueting Suite was organised by Amjad Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, and featured Conservative Party Chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin as guest of honour. Mr Bashir …

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 …

Time for action on “Cinderella” station

Transport authorities should stop dragging their feet and fix the chronic problems at one of Yorkshire’s busiest small stations. That was the conclusion from a site visit to Mirfield Station by Amjad Bashir, MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber and Conservative spokesman on small business in the European Parliament. He was invited to see the station by Kirklees Councillor Martyn …

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Bashir pressure halts Myanmar trade trip

An EU trade mission to Myanmar scheduled for next week has been cancelled following pressure from campaigning MEP Amjad Bashir. The delegation from the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee was due to visit Myanmar to explore a potential expansion of trade agreements with the EU – despite international condemnation of ethnic cleansing there. Mr Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and …