Amjad: Piece Hall Quarter puts Halifax on the map

“A huge leap forward for Halifax and a real potential magnet for visitors and further investment.” That was the verdict of regional MEP Amjad Bashir after he was given a tour of the refurbished Piece Hall, the neighbouring Square Chapel arts centre and the new Halifax Central Library which opens next month. A series of multi-million pound investments co-ordinated by …

Airport to play critical post-Brexit role

If Yorkshire is to remain the economic powerhouse it so clearly is, its links with the rest of the world – especially post Brexit – are critical. While our own internal transport connectivity remains lacking, while we wait for HS2 to create the ‘joined up’ high-tech rail network we so badly need, the good news is that our own Leeds …

Amjad Bashir MEP speaks on air pollution

Air pollution breaches show Leeds is not alone in facing challenges

The European Commission has sent a final warning to five EU countries, including the UK, regarding persistent breaches of nitrogen dioxide in 16 air quality zones. Commissioners raised concerns over high levels of air pollution in cities including Leeds, London, Birmingham, and Glasgow. Yorkshire Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir said: “Pollution comes from economic success. That is why five major European economies are all …

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

Drax biomass go-ahead welcomed by Amjad

Today’s decision by the European Commission to approve support for the conversion of a unit at Drax Power Station in Yorkshire from coal to biomass has been welcomed by the local Conservative MEP. In January the EC launched a state aid investigation into UK Government plans to support the conversion with a subsidy for every megawatt-hour of biomass energy the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 discusses Tata Steel.

Amjad hails Scunthorpe’s best news in years: Tata Steel Sold

Amjad Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber, has welcomed today’s announcement of a deal by Tata Steel to sell its Scunthorpe steel works as a going concern. He said: “This is quite simply the best news Scunthorpe has had in years. “It means not only that 4,000 jobs jobs there are directly secured, but we can now breathe …