Sajjad Karim

Born and raised in Lancashire, Sajjad qualified as a solicitor 1997 and went on to start a number of successful small businesses. He also served on Pendle Council before being elected to the European Parliament in 2004. 

Conservative Legal Affairs Spokesperson since 2009, Saj spends much of his time drafting and revising EU legislation to cut unnecessary red tape. Legislation introduced by Saj means that small businesses are now exempt for all new EU rules unless it specifically benefits them.

The first British Muslim elected to the Parliament, he campaigns on many human rights and humanitarian issues, in particular self-determination for Kashmir and the Rohingya Muslim in Burma.

He has chaired the European Parliament’s influential MEPs Code of Conduct Committee since February 2014. He was re-appointed in October 2014 by the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schutz who he stood against as the Conservative ECR candidate in following the European election in July last year.

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