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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

This summer has brought a dramatic overhaul of our country’s government, with the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. This certainly makes for a huge change in style from Theresa May, and the extensive Cabinet reshuffle means the wider government has also undergone thorough renewal. Above all, there has been a major clarification of

Julian concerned to hear of potential job losses at York based SuperBreak

Julian has today reacted to the disappointing news that Malvern Group, the parent company...

Julian applauds strong start made by new Prime Minister

Julian has applauded the progress that his preferred candidate in the Conservative leadership race,...

Julian welcomes the introduction of Claudia’s Law

Julian has today welcomed the introduction of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 after...

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  • June 12, 2019

    Julian questions Business Secretary on facilitating investment in cutting-edge local enterprises

    Julian yesterday pressed Greg Clark, the Business Secretary, to ensure that the government do everything it can to support business investment in innovation and new technology, using the example of York Instruments, based in Heslington. During questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in the House of Commons, he asked: […]
  • May 16, 2019

    Julian seeks meeting with Post Office to discuss temporary closure of Woodthorpe branch

    Julian has today contacted the Post Office to request a full update and meeting on when they will reinstate their Woodthorpe branch, following the news this will close temporarily. The Post Office have said the Moorcroft Road branch will close temporarily “following the withdrawal of these premises for Post Office use”. They have announced they […]
  • May 15, 2019

    Julian hails continued strong York Outer jobs numbers

    Julian has welcomed the latest jobs figures, which show unemployment in the York Outer constituency remains well below the UK average, and at record lows nationwide. The proportion of local residents in receipt of unemployment benefits as of April was just 1.1% of the economically active population aged 16-64.The national average is 3.5%. The overall […]
  • May 13, 2019

    Julian welcomes National Family Business Show to York

    Last week Julian was invited to open the inaugural National Family Business Show at York Racecourse, organised by the sector’s representative body Family Business United. The event brought together 240 delegates and 50 exhibitors to share experiences and advice on running a family business, a sector that is an important part of the local economy […]
  • May 10, 2019

    York Press column – New Council must press ahead with York Central project

    After many hours spent pounding the pavements of York speaking to voters before elections to City of York Council last Thursday, it would be fair to say I hoped for a different result. As I watched the votes being counted on Friday at the Energise Leisure Centre in Acomb, it became clear that York Conservatives […]
  • May 8, 2019

    Julian hosts Yorkshire environment groups in Parliament to meet Minister

    Last week Julian hosted the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and peatland organisations from Yorkshire and across the UK in Parliament to meet with Environment Minister Therese Coffey. The event was designed to highlight the vital role of upland management in providing significant public benefits, and convey to the government the importance of ensuring this living part […]
  • May 1, 2019

    Julian writes to local schools to encourage them to take part in The Diana Award’s anti-bullying programme

    Julian has today written to the city’s primary and secondary schools to bring to their attention the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme, run by The Diana Award, a charity established as a legacy to Diana, Princess of Wales. To date the programme, which is free of charge for schools, has trained over 31,000 young people from over 3,000 […]
  • April 12, 2019

    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 […]
  • April 12, 2019

    ‘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 on with Brexit. Despite all the divisions, most people I meet around the constituency are united in their frustration with the deadlock in Parliament and quite reasonably ask why we can’t just get on with it. The problem is that everyone […]
  • April 2, 2019

    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 funding Further Education (FE) colleges. It follows his support for a cross-party letter to the Chancellor signed by 164 MPs urging the Government to prioritise FE funding in the upcoming Spending Review. Julian highlighted the concerns that have been raised by […]