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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 3, 2015

    UPDATED: Statement from Julian on Airstrikes in Syria Against ISIL

    The war in Syria is an incredibly complex conflict due to the number of different forces involved, each with their different aims. The country is effectively split between forces loyal to Assad who are now backed by Russia, rebel groups including the Free Syrian Army, the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front, the Kurdish forces and ISIL […]
  • December 2, 2015

    Julian helps raise awareness of puppy smuggling in Parliament

    Yesterday Julian met with the Dogs Trust to highlight the growing concerns surrounding puppy smuggling across the country. The Dogs Trust has recently completed a report into puppies travelling illegally into Britain on fake passports under the EU Pets Travel Scheme. The charity found widespread evidence of animals being bred in horrendous conditions in Eastern […]
  • December 1, 2015

    Julian Raises Nursery Funding with the Minister

    Last week in Parliament Julian raised his concerns about the Government’s manifesto commitment to give working parents of three and four-year olds 30 hours of free childcare a week. Commenting Julian said: “While I welcome this commitment to double the amount of free childcare already available, I am very aware of the negative impact this could […]
  • November 27, 2015

    Julian Supports Tesco Neighbourhood Food Collection

    Julian has welcomed Tesco’s ‘Neighbourhood Food Collection’, after lending a hand with volunteers today at their Express store in Strensall. The collection is Tesco’s seventh and is being run in conjunction with the Trussell Trust and FareShare. It is taking place between 23rd November and 5th December in all of the supermarket chains smaller stores […]
  • November 25, 2015

    COMMENT: Julian Welcomes Spending Review as Great Result for York

    Today’s statement from the Chancellor is great news for the country and also for York. It is a testimony to the strong leadership shown by the Conservatives in Government, and I am delighted to see many of the economic forecasts have been revised upwards. The scale of the spending reductions is lower than anticipated by […]
  • November 24, 2015

    Julian Calls for King’s Cross-Style Regeneration at York Central

    Yesterday Julian visited King’s Cross with Roger Madelin, Chief Executive of site developer Argent, to find out more about the regeneration project and how it could be used as a blueprint for the York Central Teardrop site. For many years King’s Cross was an underused industrial wasteland with great potential for development, much like Teardrop […]
  • November 23, 2015

    The York ME Community

    Last week Julian met with Bill Clayton, a Fulford resident, who recently created the ‘The York ME Community’ website. It was established to raise awareness of ME and act as a community space for sufferers, carers and those simply wishing to know more about the condition. It is thought around 250,000 people suffer from ME, also […]
  • November 18, 2015

    Julian continues to campaign for a fairer NHS Funding Formula for his constituents

    Yesterday in Parliament Julian Sturdy once again raised his concerns over the NHS funding formula which allocates money to Clinical Commissioning Groups. The current funding formula is weighted towards deprivation at the expense of age and rurality, which has led to a distortion in the formula, with some areas being awash with money, whilst others […]
  • November 18, 2015

    Julian Calls on Chancellor to Continue Investment in Broadband Infrastructure

    Julian has joined with over 100 cross-party MPs and Lords to urge the Chancellor continue investing in fixed and mobile broadband as part of the Spending Review and in the future. The open letter was co-ordinated by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Broadband and Digital Communication, of which Julian is a strong supporter. Julian and the […]
  • November 17, 2015

    Julian champions a fairer deal for fresh produce farmers

    Today in Parliament, Julian led a debate calling for the Government to review the role of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA). Julian raised concerns over the current resources, performance, and remit of the Adjudicator. Despite overseeing an industry that is worth £177 billion and employs 1 in 7 people in this country, the Adjudicator only […]