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
Julian, a member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, has received a response to his parliamentary questions to the Secretary of State for Transport on extending hydrogen vehicle infrastructure nationwide, and the......
Julian, recently appointed Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture, this week asked Ministers about their plans to support agri-food research, and highlighted its important contribution to innovation across the regions of the UK. In the House of Commons on Tuesday, Julian asked the new Secretary of State for Business, […]
Following enquiries from constituents about plastic recycling facilities in York, and the variation in services between different local authorities, Julian tabled parliamentary questions to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to seek further clarification for local residents on the issue. Julian asked how much variation there was between different local […]
Julian recently visited Peppermill Court to see the progress being made ahead of the opening of the adult mental health facility. Fire has delayed the opening of the specialist unit until early October but Julian was keen to visit and learn more about the new facility. Since Bootham Park Hospital’s closure last September there has […]
Today Julian pressed the Prime Minister on funding arrangements for Universities after the UK leaves the European Union. Speaking in the House of Commons Julian said, “Our world leading universities are one of our country’s great assets. So when I next meet with the Vice Chancellor of York University to discuss Brexit and higher education, […]
Yesterday, Julian hosted a debate in Parliament on transport infrastructure in York. During this debate he raised a number of matters including, Trans Pennine Rail services, HS2, and developing Haxby Railway Station but focused his attention on the need for dualling on York’s Outer Ring Road (A1237). Since his election in 2010 Julian has campaigned […]
There are good reasons why many MPs decide not to involve themselves in any planning matters. Individual planning applications are often controversial and opinion is frequently split within communities. But when it comes to wider strategic planning for future housing, and particularly the development of Local Plans, I believe that MPs should engage with residents […]
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.