Having lived on the edge of our great city with my family all my life, it has been an absolute honour and privilege to represent the wonderful constituency of York Outer since 2010. It has been extremely important to me to be accessible to all, and I pride myself on that record. I remain as determined as ever to continue with and improve this commitment where I can.
I hope that you find my website helpful and informative, and please remember that I am here to serve you, regardless of your political persuasion. Therefore if I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
With kind regards
Last week, Julian spent some of his time in Westminster addressing the important issues of future environmental and agriculture policy post-Brexit, safeguarding UK crop science as we leave the EU, and support for rural......
Julian has welcomed the Department for Education’s recent announcement on school funding and described the commitment as “a victory for York’s schools”. The Secretary of State has set out the Government’s final decisions on the national funding formula for schools. This will come into effect from April 2018 and will replace the current unfair, opaque and […]
Julian has dressed in pink to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, ‘wear it pink’, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20th October to help raise vital funds for breast cancer research. Julian encourages his constituents to join him […]
On Tuesday, Julian was elected to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee of the House of Commons by his parliamentary colleagues. The Committee has an important role in scrutinising government activity on environmental, agricultural and rural matters, and in investigating important issues within its remit, and has powers to examine official papers and take […]
Next year will mark ninety years since Sir Alexander Fleming identified the antibacterial qualities of penicillin. The ground-breaking discovery was made upon return to his untidy laboratory following a family summer holiday. As I return to my parliamentary office this week following the summer recess I expect I shall be having a similar experience; my […]
Over the last year in Parliament I have acted as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture. This might sound like a dry subject, but it in fact directly relates to huge national and international challenges of the global economy, world hunger and climate change. The use of science and […]
When I think of the beginning of the Railway Age I wonder just what the residents of York made of such a futuristic venture being assembled right through the middle of our great city. At a time where modes of transport were restricted to boat and horse drawn carriage, I expect there was great excitement […]
As someone who has lived and worked in the local area all his life Julian believes that local communities should be at the heart of society and is passionate about keeping them there.
He was raised locally and has farmed in the area all of his working life. He lives on the outskirts of York with his wife Victoria and two children George and Florence.