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 over the last five years to be accessible to all as a local MP, 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
Yesterday’s events in Parliament and on Westminster Bridge were a shock to us all. This was a heinous and cowardly crime, and my thoughts and prayers and with the victims and their families. I......
Yesterday, Julian led a debate in Westminster Hall in Parliament on the future of food origin labelling, which is important for both the consumers and producers of food, and for rural communities. Accurate labelling, especially around country of origin, is important for guaranteeing fair competition for British farmers, and ensuring their products can compete on […]
Julian met with Professor Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor at the University of York to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the institution as Britain begins the process of withdrawing from the European Union. Julian is determined to ensure that higher education policy is a top priority for the Government during its renegotiation with the EU. As part of ongoing […]
Julian has responded to the government’s Budget presented today by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. Julian said “overall, this was a forward-looking, realistic budget, with some important measures to help families and businesses”. In his statement the Chancellor announced a significant increase in predicted economic growth to 2% (from 1.4%) for 2017, while […]
Today in a debate in Parliament Julian pushed the Government to draw a line under the vaccine damage payment issue in relation to pandemrix. Pandemrix was widely used during the swine flu pandemic after being rushed into circulation without full clinical trials. This risk was acknowledged as an indemnity was agreed between the Government and […]
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week, Julian visited apprentices working at the National STEM Learning Centre in York. This year’s National Apprenticeship Week runs from 6-10 March 2017, and will be celebrated with events across the UK.The yearly occasion recognises the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider […]
Any mention of the Northern Powerhouse is all too frequently met with a cynical groan. I understand why, buzzwords like Northern Powerhouse appear superficial and abstract, most people find themselves asking, “what does it actually mean?” This response is entirely justifiable and we can all agree that politicians should spent less time selling a ‘brand’ […]
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.