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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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  • December 30, 2015

    Flooding Update: Environment Secretary promises more help and funding for York

    Julian today met with the Environment Secretary to discuss what can be done to help local residents and businesses in the aftermath of the floods. The Environment Secretary, Liz Truss, confirmed that over £2 million of funding had already been earmarked to upgrade the Foss Barrier and her department would look into Mr Sturdy’s request […]
  • December 30, 2015

    Flooding Update: Fordlands Road in Fulford

    Pictured: Fordlands Road flooded yesterday. Water levels have since receded. Yesterday Julian was out and about in Fulford, listening to local residents and following up their concerns with officials from the City of York Council and the Environment Agency. Julian attended a number of flooded areas and was particularly concerned about the Fordlands Road area. As […]
  • December 29, 2015

    Flooding Update: Julian meets with Environment Minister at Foss Barrier

    Julian today visited the Foss Barrier with the Environment Minister Rory Stewart and Council Leader Chris Steward as vital engineering work continues. Emergency work on the Foss Barrier has now reinstated four pumps, which will allow the barrier to drain water more quickly from the River Foss. Emergency services, the armed forces and Environment Agency […]
  • December 28, 2015

    Flooding Update: Julian visits command centre

    Julian attended the flood command centre today to discuss the latest flooding developments in the centre of York. The local MP met with officials from the Environment Agency, emergency services and local council to discuss the plans in place to help those most in need. As wet weather is set to return on Wednesday, Mr […]
  • December 21, 2015

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    As another busy year in British politics winds down, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!   With festive songs already dominating the airwaves and the bright lights decorating our streets, I hope you are looking forward to Christmas as much as my children. Christmas, […]
  • December 18, 2015

    Place of Safety Unit Reopened at Bootham Park Hospital

    Julian has welcomed the recent news that the ‘place of safety’ unit for vulnerable people detained by the police has reopened in Bootham Park Hospital. The unit had closed along with the wider hospital due to safety concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission on October 1. However all the work required by the CQC […]
  • December 14, 2015

    Julian speaks up for mental health care provision in the region

    Last week in Parliament Julian raised the issue of mental health care provision and specially, Bootham Park Hospital. The debate was discussing the importance of parity of esteem between mental and physical health and Julian was keen to discuss Bootham Park Hospital and press the Minister for a long term solution. Speaking in the debate, Julian said: […]
  • December 9, 2015

    Julian Welcomes New Franchise Contracts But Urges Progress on Electrification

    Julian has welcomed the news that new contracts have been awarded for the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises, in a £1.2billion boost to rail services in our region. However, he has said that he will continue to hold the Government to account to deliver its commitment on electrifying the TransPennine Express route. The contracts have […]
  • December 8, 2015

    Julian raises awareness of precision medicine to treat Cystic Fibrosis

    This morning Julian spoke in a debate over access to medicines for people with Cystic Fibrosis and other rare diseases. Julian was among a handful of MPs who supported the debates application and was very pleased that it was granted an hour and a half debate today. The debate came about due to the Cystic […]
  • December 4, 2015

    Julian makes Christmas visit to the Birch Park Royal Mail Delivery Centre

    Julian made his annual Christmas visit to the Birch Park Delivery Centre today to say thank you to all the postmen and women for all their hard work in the run up to the festive season. Julian was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Graham Pickering, and was introduced to the postmen and […]