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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

Julian has today received official confirmation from the Roads Minister, Baroness Vere that she has signed off on City of York Council’s bid for Government funding for the dualling of the A1237 between the Rawcliffe and Hopgrove roundabouts. Subject to the approval of the Final Business Case, the Department has agreed to contribute just under

Julian welcomes National Railway Museum funding boost and requests meeting with Housing Minister to secure York Central access funding

Julian has today welcomed the Culture Secretary’s announcement that the National Railway Museum in...

Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech 2019

Julian has welcomed the Queen’s Speech for 2019, setting out the government’s proposed draft...

Julian urges Prime Minister to support campaign to save Askham Bog

Yesterday, Julian questioned the First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, who was standing in...

Category: News & Articles

  • June 13, 2019

    York Press column – The Conservative leadership contest

    The Conservative Party faces a challenge of epic proportions. Our task is to safely navigate a route to delivering Brexit, without inadvertently setting off a chain of events that leads to the most left-wing Government that this country has ever had. To top it all though we are attempting this delicate operation against a backdrop […]
  • 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 […]