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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

Julian has today received official confirmation from the Roads Minister, Baroness Vere that she has signed off on City of York Council’s bid for Government funding for the dualling of the A1237 between the Rawcliffe and Hopgrove roundabouts. Subject to the approval of the Final Business Case, the Department has agreed to contribute just under

Julian welcomes National Railway Museum funding boost and requests meeting with Housing Minister to secure York Central access funding

Julian has today welcomed the Culture Secretary’s announcement that the National Railway Museum in...

Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech 2019

Julian has welcomed the Queen’s Speech for 2019, setting out the government’s proposed draft...

Julian urges Prime Minister to support campaign to save Askham Bog

Yesterday, Julian questioned the First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, who was standing in...

Category: News & Articles

  • March 16, 2016

    Julian welcomes the Chancellors funding announcement on flood defence spending

    Julian has today welcomed the Chancellor’s 2016 Budget with potentially transformative funding being announced for flood defences, alongside help for small businesses and our education system. The Chancellor has announced that as part of the Government’s £700 million boost to flood defence and resilience spending, £150 million will be invested in flood defence schemes in […]
  • March 15, 2016

    The UK’s First Gigabit City

    Alongside Rawcliffe and Clifton Without Ward Councillors Sam Lisle, Stuart Rawlings, and Peter Dew, Julian met with TalkTalk who are rolling out ultra-fibre optic (UFO) broadband delivering speeds of 1000 Mbps. The joint venture with Sky and City Fibre is the first of its kind in the UK. The infrastructure has been laid in Rawcliffe […]
  • March 11, 2016

    Julian visits new family homes development in York

    Julian visited a key development of 215 new family homes in York Outer last Friday. The 15-acre site is being developed on the former Grain Stores site in Water Lane, Cilfton Without, by Redrow Homes. The majority of homes offered will be three and four-bedroom family homes with a small number of one and two-bedroom […]
  • March 9, 2016

    Flooding on Shipton Road

    At the peak of the Boxing Day Floods properties on Shipton Road in Rawcliffe were very nearly flooded. Running parallel to Shipton Road is a culvert running into Blue Beck which caused this isolated flooding. Julian recently visited the site with local Councillor Stuart Rawlings and spoke to residents whose homes were within inches of […]
  • March 7, 2016

    Julian raises the issue of Nursery Funding in Parliament

    Today in Parliament Julian raised the issue of Nursery Funding and called for the future early years budget to be ring-fenced, ensuring nursery providers receive sufficient funding to implement the 30 hours of free childcare. Speaking in Parliament, Julian said “I very much welcome that York is one of pilot schemes and I congratulate the Minister […]
  • March 7, 2016

    Julian sees All Schools programme in action

    In February Julian visited Joseph Rowntree School to learn more about the school’s partnership with the Rugby Football Union’s All Schools programme. The All Schools programme achieved its aim of introducing 400 state secondary schools to rugby in time for the 2015 World Cup. After England successfully hosted the tournament, the RFU is intending to […]
  • March 6, 2016

    Action on Rawcliffe Sewage Plant Smells

    Julian recently met with representatives from Yorkshire Water as well as the Rawcliffe and Clifton Without Councillors Stuart Rawlings, Peter Dew and Sam Lisle, to discuss the issue of problems smells coming from the Sewage Plant in Rawcliffe. This is an historic problem which has been raised by residents with Julian and the Ward Councillors […]
  • March 4, 2016

    Julian lends his support to local domestic abuse charity

    As part of an awareness raising campaign funded by the North Yorkshire Police Crime Commissioner, local domestic abuse charity IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services) invited Julian to visit their refuge in York to find out more about the vital work they perform in the local area. In 2015, IDAS received over 1150 referrals into its […]
  • March 3, 2016

    Julian highlights £5 million fund available to York businesses

    The Government highlighted today that flood affected businesses in York can apply to a £5 million fund to advertise that they are open for business. The response came following today’s questions to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, where Mr Sturdy enquired what the Government is doing to support tourism in York following the […]
  • March 2, 2016

    Julian visits local supermarket to champion Yorkshire produce

    Last week Julian visited the Co-op store in Poppleton to meet with staff and local suppliers in order to promote Yorkshire produce. After a store tour and discussing trading conditions with Co-op staff, Julian met with Paul Mercer from Wheldrake whose company Mercer’s manufactures a range of Yorkshire chutneys, preserves, and jams. The Co-op now […]