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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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  • April 27, 2017

    Julian Raises Transport Infrastructure with the Prime Minister

    In the final Prime Minister’s Questions session before the General Election Julian raised transport infrastructure in the House of Commons, specifically those projects integral to securing economic growth in York. Julian mentioned improvements to the northern ring road (A1237), building a railway station in Haxby, and upgrading the A64 before asking the Prime Minister to continue […]
  • April 26, 2017

    Julian supports workers following Nestle jobs announcement

    Julian has called for support for workers following yesterday’s announcement that Nestle will be consulting over proposals which could see 143 factory workers and a further 23 in technical, warehouse and transport side of the company face redundancy. Julian understands these proposals have been made to rebalance Nestle’s local operations, and they expect that any […]
  • April 21, 2017

    Julian Delighted by Huntington Greenbelt Victory

    The Secretary of State, Sajid Javid MP, has today dismissed a planning appeal for 109 homes on the greenbelt north of Avon Drive in Huntington. Julian was a vehement critic of the plans when they were first mooted in 2015. Alongside local residents Mr Sturdy objected to the proposals which were initially turned down by the […]
  • April 19, 2017

    General Election: 8th June 2017

    Today, the House of Commons passed a motion for a General Election to be held on 8th June. Julian commented: “The Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday was certainly unexpected but I do believe that this is the correct decision for our country. Britain needs stability ahead of vital negotiations with the European Union and our government […]
  • April 10, 2017

    Julian Supports Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

    Julian is supporting Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign to urge more people to take part in bowel cancer screening and save lives, as part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April. More than 44 people die from bowel cancer every day in the UK, it’s the nation’s second biggest cancer killer.  However, it shouldn’t be. It’s […]
  • April 6, 2017

    Julian’s York Press Column: Up-skilling the Workforce of Tomorrow

    Last week at Prime Minister’s Questions I asked Theresa May about the steps her Government is taking to improve technical and vocational education, so that our young people are properly prepared to take up high-quality skilled jobs when they leave education. As a country we have a chronic skills shortage and a productivity shortfall relative […]
  • March 29, 2017

    Julian raises support for technical and vocational education with the Prime Minister

    Today, Julian urged the Prime Minister to ensure that vocational and technical education enjoys equal status with academic education, so that young people can be prepared to take up skilled jobs when they leave school. York has a range of institutions offering valuable vocational education and training, including York College, the National STEM Learning Centre […]
  • March 28, 2017

    Julian leads group of MPs in lobbying Minsters on unfair trading practices

    Earlier this month, Julian led a cross-party group of MPs to meet with the Minister for Small Business, Margot James, and the Minister for Agriculture, George Eustice, in his ongoing campaign to address unfair trading practices through reform of the role of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA). The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy […]
  • March 23, 2017

    Statement from Julian Following Terror Attack in Westminster

    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 would like to pay tribute to the security services who put themselves in harm’s way every day to keep Parliament and […]
  • March 15, 2017

    Julian leads food labelling debate in Parliament

    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 […]