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 …

Amjad: Drax study should be heeded – for the public’s sake

Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir has hailed a report published today as “potentially a major breakthrough” in building a future for Drax Power Station based on biomass fuel. The MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber said: “This well thought-through report finally debunks some of the myths about wind and solar power, and reveals the true cost of these alternatives for renewable …

Amjad urges shoppers to back Bradford’s businesses

Conservative MEP, Amjad Bashir, has urged Bradford’s shoppers to back small businesses in the city, following a visit to local Bicycle shop, Pennine Cycles. Amjad made the visit following his recent appointment as the Conservative Party’s spokesman on Small and Medium sized Enterprises, in the European Parliament. Pennine Cycles, owned by husband and wife duo Paul and Sandra Corcoran, is …

Amjad Bashir discusses female entrepreneurs

Amjad: we must overcome barriers to female entrepreneurship

Female entrepreneurs need better access to childcare, investment and training to achieve their full potential, Yorkshire’s Conservative MEP said today. Amjad Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, spoke out as he gave his enthusiastic backing to a report promoting ways of helping more women into business. The report, approved by the European Parliament in Strasbourg today, notes that …