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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...

Category: News & Articles

  • July 16, 2015

    Julian champions TransPennine electrification and continued investment in York’s railways

    Following last month’s announcement that the TransPennine electrification project has been temporarily paused, Julian questioned what impact this could have on York’s future rail infrastructure. Speaking in the Chamber, Julian asked the Transport Secretary, Patrick Mcloughlin, “Whilst welcoming the huge investment in rail services by this Government over the last five years, can I ask […]
  • July 14, 2015

    Update on campaign to end postcode lottery funding for York schools

    Today in Parliament, Julian attended the F40 campaign meeting with MPs from across the country to agree a way forward on changing the way in which school funds are allocated. The current mainstream schools funding model is a complex network of funding grants. Due to a heavy weighting towards deprivation, York now has the seventh […]
  • July 9, 2015

    Coffee Shop Surgery This Saturday

    From 9.30am till 11am on Saturday (11th July), Julian will be hosting another of his regular drop-in advice surgeries at the McDonalds restaurant at Clifton Moor. He’ll be on hand to listen any concerns you’d like to raise with him, whether local, national or international. No appointments are necessary, so please feel free to drop […]
  • July 8, 2015

    Chancellor’s Summer Budget delivers tax cut for 87,000 workers across York

    Julian has welcomed the news that thousands of workers across York will benefit from tax cuts, as the Chancellor’s Budget delivered on the Conservatives’ key election promise to raise tax thresholds. Changes to the personal allowance will result in 87,000 workers across York receiving a tax cut in April 2016, with a further 2,000 of […]
  • July 8, 2015

    Julian Celebrates Work of Local Food Bank

    Julian has applauded the work of local Trussell Trust volunteers after visiting and helping out at a recent food bank collection in a York Outer supermarket. He spent time helping the volunteers at the Tesco’s at Clifton Moor on Friday. The Trussell Trust, one of the largest food bank organisations in the UK with approximately […]
  • July 7, 2015

    Julian calls for action on fairer funding for York

    Today in Parliament, Julian held the Government to account over what progress has been made on securing fairer funding for health services across York. Speaking in the House of Commons during Health Questions, Julian asked “The disparity in health funding allocations due to the imbalance in the system which favours deprivation over age, has yet […]
  • July 6, 2015

    Dringhouses Primary School grow their own potatoes

    On Friday, Julian spent the morning sizing up potatoes grown by pupils at Dringhouses Primary School as part of the Grow Your Own Potatoes Scheme. The programme, supported by McCains Foods, teaches primary school children how crops are grown grow and how they fit into a healthy, balanced diet. It also includes a range of […]
  • July 2, 2015

    Heathrow Announcement is Good News for York

    Yesterday’s recommendation that Heathrow is the ‘clear and unanimous choice’ for airport expansion should be welcomed says Julian. York residents are currently only able to fly intermittently to Heathrow via Leeds-Bradford. However, as the number of people expected to fly from Yorkshire to London is set to double over the next five years, Leeds Bradford […]
  • July 1, 2015

    Julian attends the reopening of the Grey Horse Pub in Elvington

    Julian recently visited the newly refurbished Grey Horse Pub in Elvington, where he met licensees Andy and Amanda Booth and Punch Taverns Manager Jim Owthwaite. The pub has now reopened after closing for renovations since the beginning of June. Andy and Amanda launched the Grey Horse by hosted preview dinners, inviting guests to sample the pub’s […]
  • June 30, 2015

    Julian meets the York Rescue Boat team and pledges his support to help prevent future accidents in York’s rivers

    As part of Drowning Prevention Week, Julian met with the crew of the York Rescue Boat on Saturday to support their crucial work of saving lives across the city. Meeting Dave Benson and the York Rescue Boat crew, Julian said, “I cannot praise the work of the volunteers enough for helping to keep people safe […]