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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

Julian has today received official confirmation from the Roads Minister, Baroness Vere that she has signed off on City of York Council’s bid for Government funding for the dualling of the A1237 between the Rawcliffe and Hopgrove roundabouts. Subject to the approval of the Final Business Case, the Department has agreed to contribute just under

Julian welcomes National Railway Museum funding boost and requests meeting with Housing Minister to secure York Central access funding

Julian has today welcomed the Culture Secretary’s announcement that the National Railway Museum in...

Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech 2019

Julian has welcomed the Queen’s Speech for 2019, setting out the government’s proposed draft...

Julian urges Prime Minister to support campaign to save Askham Bog

Yesterday, Julian questioned the First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, who was standing in...

Category: News & Articles

  • February 27, 2018

    Julian Raises Northern Ring Road at Treasury Questions

    Today Julian pressed the Chancellor of the Exchequer to consider future housing development when investing to upgrade strategic roads, including the A1237 in York. During an Oral Questions session in the House of Commons, Julian warmly noted that Vehicle Excise Duty would be made available for improving major strategic roads under the control of local […]
  • February 26, 2018

    Julian leads group of MPs in lobbying government on rural digital opportunities

    Earlier this month, Julian led a cross-party group of MPs and peers in writing to the Minister for Digital, Margot James to highlight the huge opportunities for rural businesses from greater use of digital tools, and the need to ensure sufficient broadband and mobile coverage to allow these to be taken up. This initiative grew […]
  • February 23, 2018

    Branch Refurbishment for New Earswick Post Office

    Julian is encouraging New Earswick residents to make alternative plans during the upcoming refurbishment at the Folk Hall post office. Julian was recently informed by the Post Office that an extensive refurbishment will be taking place between Friday 9 March and Tuesday 3 April 2018. The Folk Hall branch is an important community asset for […]
  • February 22, 2018

    York Press Column: GCSE in Agriculture

    I have recently been making the case for a GCSE in agriculture; such a qualification is already available to students in Northern Ireland so it seems rather bizarre that those in Great Britain do not have the same opportunity. A new qualification of this kind offers significant skills and career opportunities to secondary-aged children, and […]
  • February 12, 2018

    Julian supports Cats Protection’s ‘paws-itive’ work in Huntington

    Last Friday, Julian visited the Cats Protection adoption centre in Huntington to see first-hand how the charity cares for unwanted cats, meeting the 23 current feline residents. After his visit, Julian said “I was really impressed at the work done by staff and volunteers here. The centre does a brilliant job looking after unwanted cats […]
  • February 7, 2018

    Julian lobbies Northern Powerhouse Minister on ensuring Local Enterprise Partnerships deliver for rural areas

    Yesterday afternoon, Julian convened a cross-party meeting with the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry, to discuss whether Local Enterprise Partnerships are doing enough for countryside communities. Julian led the meeting in his capacity as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Rural Business. The discussion was open to MPs and […]
  • February 7, 2018

    Julian Leads Agriculture GCSE Debate

    In a debate in Parliament today Julian made the case for the introduction of a GCSE in agriculture. Currently, only students in Northern Ireland have the option of studying a secondary qualification in agriculture and Julian is now advocating for the course to be available to students right across the country. With cutting-edge advancements in […]
  • February 6, 2018

    Julian presses Ministers on York NHS winter funding

    Julian this morning pressed Ministers at the Department of Health to make sure that York receives its fair share of the additional funding announced to help the health service deal with winter pressures in the Autumn Budget. York Hospital Trust has already received some extra funding under this winter package, but the release of the […]
  • February 2, 2018

    Julian Highlights Charity Funding Opportunity

    Julian is strongly encouraging community groups and local charities across York Outer to think about what they could do with up to £20,000 this year after being contacted by the People’s Postcode Lottery. Between 14 and 28 February 2018, charities are being urged to submit an expression of interest in the funding, which requires basic […]
  • February 1, 2018

    Julian calls on Ministers to prioritise easy migration for university researchers in Brexit negotiations

    Julian this morning asked Ministers responsible for the ongoing withdrawal negotiations to secure new arrangements that facilitate the migration of scientists and other academic researchers. In the House of Commons during questions to the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, David Davis, Julian said: “Could the Minister reassure me that upcoming negotiations on future […]