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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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  • June 30, 2015

    Cancer Drugs Fund Petition at Number 10

    Last week Julian met with a group of constituents and several other MPs to deliver a petition to Downing Street demanding that English patients have access to the same key drug as allowed for patients in Scotland. The petition had been arranged by GIST Support UK, a charity specifically focused on combating GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal […]
  • June 25, 2015

    Julian argues that York’s nurseries must not lose out in the Government’s free childcare plans

    Yesterday, Julian held a parliamentary debate on the Government’s proposals to double the amount of free child care, and the impact it could have on York’s nurseries. The Government will be doubling the free provision of childcare for three and four-year-olds in England. The current allowance of 15 hours a week will be doubled to […]
  • June 19, 2015

    Julian calls for more funding into research and development for British food production

    Julian raised the increasingly important issue of food security with the Farming Minister, George Eustice in the House of Commons. During the Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs debate, Julian asked “Population growth predictions estimate that we will need to produce 60% more food by 2050, but British crop yields have plateaued over recent years and […]
  • June 18, 2015

    Julian supports the early scrapping of wind farm subsidies and major changes to planning laws

    Julian has today welcomed two key policy announcements that will radically reduce the chances of wind turbines being constructed around York. The Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, today announced that taxpayer funded subsidies for new onshore wind farms will be scrapped from April 2016, a year earlier than planned. Furthermore, Greg Clarke, the Communities Secretary, also […]
  • June 17, 2015

    Unemployment continues to fall across York

    Julian has today welcomed the news that unemployment has once again fallen across York. The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the number of people claiming out of work benefits in York has fallen from over 3,700 in May 2010, to just over 1,000 people today. Real wage growth is at […]
  • June 15, 2015

    Julian Calls for Changes to Government’s Traveller Policy

    Julian has called on the Government to make significant changes to its policies on Gypsies and Travellers, particularly with regard to planning matters. On Wednesday, he took part in a Parliamentary debate hosted by his colleague Philip Hollobone, MP for Kettering, on these issues. Julian, who is known for his opposition to several Traveller sites proposed in the […]
  • June 11, 2015

    Julian Pushes the Government for Devolution in Yorkshire

    Julian recently raised the case for devolution in Yorkshire once again while taking part in a Parliamentary debate over City Regions and Metro Mayors. Speaking in the debate Julian made clear that he wanted to see a closer union with North Yorkshire and East Riding, stating: “The importance of York, North Yorkshire and the East […]
  • June 4, 2015

    Julian calls for new wind farm subsidies to be scrapped

    Julian has today pressed the Government on when it intends to ban lucrative taxpayer funded subsidies to onshore wind farms. The York Outer MP asked “In welcoming the Government’s commitment to end any new subsidy for onshore windfarms, which have marched across Yorkshire like a plague of locust in recent years with a number of […]
  • June 3, 2015

    Prime Minister pledges more powers for a future Yorkshire Powerhouse

    Today in Parliament, York Outer MP Julian Sturdy raised the issue of devolved powers for York, North Yorkshire, and the East Riding with the Prime Minister. Speaking in the House of Commons during the first Prime Minister’s Questions of the Parliament, Julian asked “Thanks to the Government’s careful financial stewardship York’s economy continues to grow […]
  • May 28, 2015

    Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech 2015

    Julian has welcomed yesterday’s Queen’s Speech, which included measures cut taxes for low-earners, increase health spending, and offer an in-out referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union. The Government’s legislative programme for the year ahead also set out measures that will boost employment, improve pensions, and rule out any rises in income tax, national […]