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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

  • January 21, 2015

    York leads the way as unemployment continues to fall

    Julian welcomes today’s news that unemployment in York falls for the tenth month in a row.   According to the Office for National Statistics, unemployment across the country has dropped to below 6% for the first time in six years. In York Outer, the number of people claiming out of work benefits has dropped from […]
  • January 20, 2015

    Julian’s York Press Column

    Like most families, I ushered in the New Year with my wife and two young children, and celebrated the arrival of 2015 by finishing off the last of the Christmas goodies. For many, myself included, January is a month of contrasts. On the one hand it can be a bit of a comedown from the […]
  • January 16, 2015

    Julian’s horse welfare law receives final approval from MPs

    Julian celebrated victory today as his private members bill to protect horses from neglect cleared the House of Commons.   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 to rescue abandoned horses from over two weeks to just […]
  • January 13, 2015

    Julian Calls for Action on Harewood Whin Fire

    Julian has waded into a debate over an ongoing fire at Yorwaste’s Harewood Whin site after being contacted by several concerned constituents who fear for the impact the fumes are having on public health. Last week, Julian wrote to Mark Scott, the Yorkshire Area Manager at the Environment Agency, to reiterate the local residents’ concerns and […]
  • January 9, 2015

    Julian’s fly-grazing bill moves a step closer to becoming law

    Yesterday in Parliament Julian’s private members bill passed its committee stage with cross-party support. The Control of Horses Bill will not only shorten the time it takes to rescue abandoned horses from two weeks to just 96 hours, it will also provide farmers and landowners the power to rescue neglected horses from private land. Speaking […]
  • January 7, 2015

    Julian’s Debate on Fairer NHS Funding for York and North Yorkshire

    This week Julian hosted a parliamentary debate to highlight his concerns surrounding healthcare funding in York and North Yorkshire. This is an issue he has raised in Parliament on numerous occasions in the past and is especially topical at this time. The debate centred on the current funding formula for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). This […]
  • January 2, 2015

    Julian Joins Forces with Residents to Protect Village’s Greenbelt

    Before Christmas, Julian supported several residents from the village of Naburn who visited the City of York Council’s offices to hand-deliver letters of objection to proposals contained in the draft Local Plan. More than 60 letters from Naburn residents were delivered, which were added to the dozens of objections already sent by post and email. Residents […]
  • December 31, 2014

    Julian Concerned by Huntington HMO Application Reappearance

    Julian has again registered his concern with planning officers about the resubmission of proposals for the development of a house of multiple occupancy (HMO) at 550 Huntington Road. Following the withdrawal of previous plans to convert both 550 and the neighbouring 548 into HMOs, after a strong community backlash, plans were resubmitted for a HMO […]
  • December 29, 2014

    Julian Meets with Council Over Yearsley Pool Future

    Julian has recently met with Andrew Lanslett from the City of York Council, who is in charge of reviewing Yearsley Pool’s subsidy. He also met Yearsley Pool’s site manager, Simon Luck, who showed him around the pool and outlined the changes made during £1.7 million pound refurbishment in 2007. Gifted to the people of York by […]
  • December 27, 2014

    Julian Teams Up with Councillors and Villagers to Fight Proposed Road Closure

    Julian has joined forces with York Councillors Paul Doughty, Sian Wiseman and Helen Douglas, Parish Councillors and local residents from Stockton on the Forest to protect one of the village’s vital links to the A64. Under current proposals put forward by the Highways Agency and their contractors A-one+, supported by the City of York Council, […]