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
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......
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 […]
At the risk of disappointing some readers, I am not going to talk about Brexit and this week’s ongoing Westminster circus. At the time of writing things are changing by the hour, it is therefore very difficult to offer a satisfactory analysis now, and frankly by the time you read this things will probably have […]
Julian has led a cross-party group of MPs in writing to Sharon White, the Chief Executive of national communications regulator, Ofcom, to emphasis the necessity of annual monitoring of mobile operators’ commitments on increasing rural 4G mobile coverage. Acting in his capacity as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Business, Julian arranged the […]
Back in October last year Julian placed on record his support for Explore Libraries to help their fantastic and ambitious bid to be approved. It is great news that last week they were awarded the contract to run York’s flagship library and archive service for the next 15 years, fulfilling the Conservative-led administration’s commitment to […]
This afternoon Julian pressed the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick on the progress of funding for the dualling of the A1237 York northern ring road. Speaking during Treasury Questions in the Commons chamber Julian expressed his concern that traffic congestion on the A1237 was holding back the productivity of local businesses and argued […]
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.