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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

  • March 19, 2015

    Proposed Green Belt Development in Strensall Thrown Out By Secretary of State

    Controversial plans to build 102 homes on the Green Belt near Strensall Common have been rejected today by the Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles, overturning the Council’s decision to approve the plans. The proposed development had been approved by City of York Council last year despite over a hundred objections being received from local residents. […]
  • March 18, 2015

    Success! Julian’s horse welfare proposals become law

    Julian is delighted that his private members bill to protect horses from neglect has now passed through both Houses of Parliament and is awaiting royal assent from HM The Queen. The Control of Horses Bill will make three major changes to animal welfare laws. Most importantly, the proposals will dramatically shorten the time it takes […]
  • March 18, 2015

    Julian welcomes Chancellor’s funding announcement for brownfield homes in York

    Julian has today welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget as funding was announced to build more city-centre homes in York in order to protect the city’s surrounding greenbelt. The Chancellor announced that York would receive Government funding for the multi-million pound York Central Housing Zone development. The initiative will provide up to a thousand new homes on […]
  • March 16, 2015

    Julian’s March Column in the York Press

    With the General Election less than eight weeks away, the media is now well and truly dominated by political coverage. While some, like myself, will find election campaigns rather exciting, I am conscious that all the hype can serve to put as many people off politics as it can engage voters. Nevertheless, whatever your thoughts […]
  • March 12, 2015

    Local MP calls for Parliamentary debate to reinstate vital cancer drug

    Julian Sturdy has raised the case of Richard Bassett, who suffers from a rare form of cancer, with William Hague in the House of Commons. The York Outer MP asked “While I accept the success of the cancer drugs fund, recent changes have resulted in the drug Regorafenib, which is effective against gastro-intestinal tumours, no […]
  • March 11, 2015

    Reopening of Haxby Station moves a step closer following meeting with Rail Minister

    Local MP Julian Sturdy met with the Rail Minister, Claire Perry, to make the case for the long anticipated reopening of Haxby railway station. Numerous plans to regenerate the station have been proposed since the 1980s as the town grew in size and congestion increased on York’s northern ring road. The station, which has been […]
  • March 10, 2015

    Coffee Shop Surgery

    On the 14th March, this coming Saturday, I am holding a Coffee Shop Surgery at The Old School in Rufforth, between 11:30am – 1pm. This is a drop-in session which will provide constituents with the opportunity to drop by and raise any concerns they may have in regards to any issue, much like the Supermarket […]
  • March 3, 2015

    Julian Welcomes Short-Term Security for Yearsley Pool

    Julian is pleased that Yearsley Pool’s future has been secured for a further 5 years after the recent Council budget agreement. Julian has been corresponding with constituents, the Council, and the future operators of the pool Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) in an effort to keep this great community facility open. After meeting with Andrew Laslett […]
  • February 26, 2015

    Julian launches campaign to cut lucrative subsidies for proposed wind turbines around York

    Julian has launched a campaign to end the current system of taxpayer funded subsidies to onshore wind farms. As the law stands, funds for what Mr Sturdy feels are ‘otherwise uneconomic’ wind turbines are draining resources from other more practical forms of renewable energy. Mr Sturdy has claimed that solar panels on people’s roofs and […]
  • February 25, 2015

    Public Inquiry launched into the controversial expansion of Rufforth recycling site

    The Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has today announced that a public inquiry will take place into plans to extend the recycling site at Harewood Whin, near Rufforth, on the outskirts of York. Yorwaste Ltd had applied for planning permission to extend their facility to construct a material recovery facility and waste transfer station on […]