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
The Department for Education announced on Wednesday that York College will be amongst the first twelve further education providers in the country to be made an Institute of Technology (IoT). IoTs will be a new kind of......
I know that many of you will be wondering what on earth is going on with Brexit. Despite all the divisions, most people I meet around the constituency are united in their frustration with the deadlock in Parliament and quite reasonably ask why we can’t just get on with it. The problem is that everyone […]
Julian has today spoken in a packed parliamentary debate about the importance of adequately funding Further Education (FE) colleges. It follows his support for a cross-party letter to the Chancellor signed by 164 MPs urging the Government to prioritise FE funding in the upcoming Spending Review. Julian highlighted the concerns that have been raised by […]
Julian has warmly welcomed the approval of the transformative £650 million York Central development by the City of York Council on Monday night. The project will see up to 2,500 homes and 86,600 square metres of office space built on the brownfield site behind York railway station. This is one of the largest regeneration sites […]
Julian has today led calls in Parliament for urgent policy changes to the system of support for children with SEN. Having secured a 90-minute debate in Westminster Hall, he opened the debate by highlighting the disparity that still exists in outcomes between school pupils with SEN and their non-SEN peers. He urged the Government to reconsider the […]
Last week in the House of Commons I voted in favour of the government’s withdrawal agreement, on the basis of developments since I voted against it back in January. I also voted against the idea of ruling out ‘no deal’, and against extending the Article 50 period under which we leave the EU on 29th […]
Yesterday, Julian asked for clarification from the Government on the progress of City of York Council’s bid for infrastructure funding to unlock the York Central site for redevelopment. It follows on from the Chancellor’s Spring Statement in which he announced that £717 million will be released from the £5.5 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund to invest in […]
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.