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Shahid Malik Member of Parliament for Dewsbury and Mirfield


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26 Mar 2008

Dewsbury MP Shahid Malik is set to meet with key players in his bid to kick start the regeneration of the town centre. Mr Malik will today (Friday 28th March) get together with the owner of Empire House, Shapoor Naghshineh to look at ways in which the under-occupied office block could attract new business and jobs to Dewsbury. The MP has been campaigning for Kirklees council to relocate jobs to Dewsbury and has cited Empire House as a possible location.

20 Mar 2008

Shahid Malik once again displayed his now legendary skills on the green baize by retaining his parliamentary pool championship crown for the third consecutive year. His dominance of the annual tournament has been ruthless only dropping three frames in three years and never losing a single game.

20 Mar 2008

Dewsbury and Mirfield MP Shahid Malik has visited Bywell Junior School to thank entrants of his annual Christmas card competition, and congratulate the eventual winner. There were more than 1,000 entrants to the competition, 110 of which from Bywell including competition winner Thomas Hey.

17 Mar 2008

Dewsbury MP Shahid Malik has said he is deeply disappointed at the number of people lining up to criticise Police efforts following the discovery and rescue of 9 year old Shannon Matthews from a flat in the Batley Carr area of the town. Mr Malik said: “Instead of rejoicing at the miracle police rescue, we have one or two locals and an array of armchair experts who appear to be crawling out of the woodwork to offer their retrospective expertise.”

13 Mar 2008

MP Shahid Malik is calling for free parking days to be introduced in Dewsbury in an attempt to bring more shoppers to the town. The Labour minister began campaigning for a change in parking charges in 2006 when hundreds of local people signed a petition in support of the idea. Mr Malik said that there has never been a more crucial time than now for Kirklees to look at ways of brining trade to the town centre.

12 Mar 2008

Dewsbury and Mirfield Shahid Malik welcomed the increase in winter fuel allowance for local pensioners and applauded what he said was a budget for pensioners. Older people will see an extra boost of £50 to over 60's households and £100 for over 80's households on top of the Winter Fuel Payment.

09 Mar 2008

Campaigners in Thornhill were celebrating this week with the news that a Kirklees U-turn will see the Walker Welfare re-opened. The centre, which has been home to the Thornhill Senior Citizens group since 1963, has been closed since last January when the council refused to pay for essential repairs which would have cost around £100,000.

06 Mar 2008

Dewsbury MP and Minister for International Development Shahid Malik has announced a £400,000 aid package which will benefit deaf children in India. The funding announced will be delivered through Deaf Child Worldwide and will be spread throughout the country, including Gujurat.

27 Feb 2008

Dewsbury MP Shahid Malik has called a meeting with town centre traders to discuss what he called the dire crisis facing many retailers in Dewsbury. The meeting comes a week after three more High Street names confirmed they would be leaving the Princess of Wales Precinct and follows the departure of Blockbuster in January and Marks & Spencer last October. At the time Mr Malik held an emergency meeting with M&S chiefs from London in a last ditch attempt to reverse their decision.

25 Feb 2008

Dewsbury MP Shahid Malik has lent his support to Fairtrade fortnight (25th February to 9th March). The International Development Minister is asking people in Dewsbury and Mirfield who don't normally buy fair trade products to think again.

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