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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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  • January 26, 2016

    Skills Minister Nick Boles meets with Julian’s Rural Business Group

    Last week in Parliament the Minister of State for Skills, Nick Boles MP, addressed the All Party Parliamentary Group for Rural Business, of which Julian is the Chair. The Minister discussed the need for a more specialised approach to sixth form education and the need for rural businesses to have access to a wide range […]
  • January 21, 2016

    Julian supports York’s Local Economy following the recent flooding

    During a debate on the recent winter flooding, Julian reminded Members of Parliament that York remains open for business. The House of Commons held a debate yesterday on supporting local authorities after Storm Eva, which overwhelmed the Foss Barrier on Boxing Day. During the debate Julian asked “is it not also true that many businesses […]
  • January 20, 2016

    Julian continues to lobby the Government on precision medicine to treat Cystic Fibrosis

    In December Julian spoke in a debate which focused on access to medicines for people with Cystic Fibrosis and other rare diseases. Following the debate Julian decided to table some additional questions to George Freeman MP, the Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Life Sciences. Firstly, Julian asked the Minister ‘what representations he has received […]
  • January 20, 2016

    Julian Welcomes Latest Employment Stats as York Outer is Named 9th Lowest Constituency in Country for Claimant Count

    Julian has welcomed the latest employment statistics today, which show York Outer to be among the lowest constituencies in the country for people claiming out of work benefits, such as Jobseekers Allowance and Employment & Support Allowance. Figures from the House of Commons Library reveal that the number of people claiming in the patch fell […]
  • January 19, 2016

    Julian calls on Government to deliver on manifesto commitments on wind power

    Last night Julian held the Government to account on honouring its manifesto commitments on ending taxpayer funded subsidies to large wind farms, and giving local communities the final say in planning applications. Speaking in the Energy Bill debate, Julian said “We need to end the current system whereby developers pocket the lucrative taxpayer-funded subsidies, and […]
  • January 18, 2016

    Julian’s private members bill features on BBC One’s Country file

    This week’s Countryfile on BBC One looked at Julian’s private members bill which was designed to protect horses from neglect. The Control of Horses Act, which Julian started and carried through the House of Commons, has made three major changes to our current animal welfare laws. Most importantly, the law has dramatically shortened the time […]
  • January 15, 2016

    Julian visits York Housing Association Properties in Elvington

    Last week Julian met with Julia Histon, Chief Executive of York Housing Association, at their base in Huntington to discuss how shared equity housing can help people get on the property ladder. He then visited their site in Elvington where York Housing Association have built 18 affordable homes to date, and met with residents to […]
  • January 13, 2016

    Julian criticises Health Minister for callous approach to vaccine damage victims

    Julian has wade into Government Ministers for their unsympathetic approach to people who have suffered life-changing side effects from vaccinations. Yesterday, Mr Sturdy spoke in a debate in Parliament on the swine flu vaccination, pandermix, which in rare cases has led to the development of narcolepsy and cataplexy, particularly in young people. Mr Sturdy raised […]
  • January 3, 2016

    Flooding Update: £10 million of new funding announced for Foss Barrier upgrade

    Julian has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that York is to receive £10 million of new funding to improve flood defences in the city. The funding will be reserved for upgrades to the Foss Barrier, which was overwhelmed at the height of Storm Eva last week. A further £30 million has also been announced for […]
  • December 31, 2015

    Flooding Update: Naburn

    Yesterday Julian was out and about in Naburn talking to local residents and assessing the impact of the flooding as water levels receded. Julian met with Councillor Suzie Mercer, the Parish Council, and representatives from the Environment Agency to discuss the next steps forward to help the village recover. Sadly a number of properties have […]