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 …

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 …