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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian Welcomes Announcement that York College is to be made an Institute of Technology

Julian Welcomes Announcement that York College is to be made an Institute of Technology

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 employer led institution offering top-quality, higher level technical education. They will be formed from collaborations between universities, colleges and employers in

‘York Press’ column – Next steps on Brexit and new York Institute of Technology

I know that many of you will be wondering what on earth is going...

Julian makes the case for additional support for Further Education Colleges

Julian has today spoken in a packed parliamentary debate about the importance of adequately...

Julian welcomes approval of York Central development

Julian has warmly welcomed the approval of the transformative £650 million York Central development...

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  • October 11, 2017

    Yorkshire Devolution: Parliamentary Debate

    In a debate held in Parliament yesterday regarding Yorkshire devolution, Julian made clear that York risked being left behind as a result of slow progress in securing a deal for the area. The debate, introduced by John Grogan, the Member of Parliament for Keighley focused upon options for devolving powers to Yorkshire and was well […]
  • October 10, 2017

    Julian hosts Northern Rail in Parliament

    Today in Parliament, Julian hosted a Northern Rail event for Members of Parliament across the north to meet with directors and discuss upcoming developments on the rail network. Julian was encouraged to hear about upgrades to the York – Harrogate line as the current Pacer trains will be replaced by the end of 2019 with […]
  • October 4, 2017

    Julian supports government action on animal cruelty sentences and plastics recycling

    Julian has welcomed the Environment Secretary’s decision to introduce tougher sentences for cruelty to animals, and plan for the introduction of a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles. Michael Gove announced these measures on Monday in his speech to the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. He said the government would increase the maximum prison sentence […]
  • October 3, 2017

    Julian welcomes Northern England transport funding commitment

    Julian has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement of extra funding to improve regional rail and road links, which could provide significant benefits for York and North Yorkshire. Speaking yesterday at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, Philip Hammond announced that the government will allocate £300 million to adapt infrastructure on the new HS2 line so it […]
  • September 28, 2017

    Julian discusses Transport and Infrastructure with City of York Council

    Last week, Julian met with representatives from City of York Council in West Offices to discuss a number of matters relating to local transport and infrastructure. Julian was very much encouraged to hear that the Council has secured £300,000 to conduct a development study into fully dualling the A1237. This exercise will consider the strategic […]
  • September 27, 2017

    Julian’s York Press Column: Reforming Education

    I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the many young people across York who received their GCSE and A-Level results over the summer. I was particularly interested to see the results of those sitting the new English and maths GCSEs and was delighted with provisional results showing that 69 per cent of students […]
  • September 22, 2017

    Action on post-Brexit science, environment and rural business

    Last week, Julian spent some of his time in Westminster addressing the important issues of future environmental and agriculture policy post-Brexit, safeguarding UK crop science as we leave the EU, and support for rural businesses. On Tuesday, in his capacity as Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture, he chaired […]
  • September 15, 2017

    Julian Welcomes School Funding Announcement

    Julian has welcomed the Department for Education’s recent announcement on school funding and described the commitment as “a victory for York’s schools”. The Secretary of State has set out the Government’s final decisions on the national funding formula for schools. This will come into effect from April 2018 and will replace the current unfair, opaque and […]
  • September 14, 2017

    Julian wears it pink for breast cancer fundraiser

    Julian has dressed in pink to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, ‘wear it pink’, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20th October to help raise vital funds for breast cancer research. Julian encourages his constituents to join him […]
  • September 7, 2017

    Julian elected to Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

    On Tuesday, Julian was elected to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee of the House of Commons by his parliamentary colleagues. The Committee has an important role in scrutinising government activity on environmental, agricultural and rural matters, and in investigating important issues within its remit, and has powers to examine official papers and take […]