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 …

Amjad Bashir discusses farming in the UK.

Amjad backs futures market to help dairy farmers

Yorkshire MEP Amjad Bashir is backing a proposed new scheme to strengthen the hand of struggling milk farmers. It involves establishing a futures market in dairy products to reduce the price volatility currently damaging UK dairy producers. The idea, championed by Conservative MEPs, is to be examined by a new EU task force set up to find ways of strengthening …

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

Amjad critical of EU’s Drax investigation

Yorkshire’s Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir today hit out at the announcement of an EU “state aid” investigation into the future of Drax Power Station. He said the “unhelpful and unwelcome” move could undermine or delay crucial plans to turn the plant near Selby into one of the world’s biggest producers of energy from bio-mass. Mr Bashir said: “I have every …