We were delighted to learn that the Conservative group in the European Parliament has chosen Syed Kamall MEP as its new leader and send him our warmest congratulations.
Syed has represented London in the European Parliament exceptionally well since he was elected in 2005. In particular his role on the influential Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee which sets the regulatory framework for the financial services industry has been indispensable, given the importance of financial services to the UK economy and to London.
Syed has also been a good friend of the Conservative Muslim Forum and has spoken at many of our events. He also hosted some of our members on a trip to Brussels earlier this year.
His contributions in the European Parliament on behalf of the UK are an outstanding example of how British Muslims are serving our country in so many fields.