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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

  • November 4, 2014

    Julian campaigns for fairer warm homes funding

    With winter on its way, Julian is campaigning to ensure that his constituents receive the help and support they need with their energy bills Currently, park home residents are not eligible to receive the £140 annual Warm Homes Discount on their electricity bills. The benefit, now in its fourth year, has been an important part […]
  • October 28, 2014

    Julian Hosts Two Packed Out Public Meetings on Local Plan

    Over the past two weekends Julian has hosted two public question and answer meetings on the City of York Council’s Local Plan Publication Draft proposals, each with over 100 residents in attendance. The meetings took place in Rufforth and Naburn, where the residents of both villages are deeply concerned about the Council’s plans to establish […]
  • October 28, 2014

    Upcoming Coffee Shop Surgery

    On the 1st of November, this coming Saturday, I am holding my first ever Coffee Shop Surgery at Aroma in Haxby Village, between 2:00 – 3:00pm. 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 […]
  • October 27, 2014

    Julian Says CCG’s IVF Costs Were Exaggerated

    Julian has highlighted evidence from a Freedom of Information request, carried out by the Fertility Fairness Campaign, which casts doubt on the Vale of York CCG’s reasoning for backtracking on their previous plans to fund IVF at August’s 5-4 vote of the governing board. A representative from the CCG’s governing board had said that free […]
  • October 24, 2014

    Julian’s fly-grazing bill recieves House of Commons approval

    Today in Parliament, Julian succeeded in steering his Control of Horses Bill through its second reading in the House of Commons.  The aim of the Bill is to improve the laws surrounding horses which have been abandoned to fly-grazing. The time it takes to rescue these horses will be reduced from two weeks to four […]
  • October 23, 2014

    Julian Repeats Calls on CCG to Fund IVF

    Julian has repeated his calls on the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group to fund free cycles of IVF. The move follows the very recent publishing of a new quality standard by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which re-emphasizes the importance of fertility as a core NHS service. NICE is the independent […]
  • October 21, 2014

    Julian supports rail link for Leeds-Bradford airport

    Last week in Parliament, Julian supported calls for Leeds-Bradford airport to benefit from a dedicated rail link off the York / Harrogate / Leeds line. The airport is used by many local residents around York and is one of the country’s fastest growing airports, supporting over 2,600 local jobs. It contributes more than £118 million […]
  • October 17, 2014

    Julian’s October York Press Column

    While many will see UKIP’s victory in the Clacton by-election as a political earthquake, for me the most important seismic shift that day happened right here in York. As the polling officers in Essex were looking forward to getting home for a late dinner, City of York Councillors were voting on an absolutely crucial motion […]
  • October 15, 2014

    Julian Speaks Out at Strensall Planning Inquiry

    Julian spoke out yesterday against plans for over 100 new homes to be built at the northern tip of Strensall village. Linden Homes’ proposed development of 102 homes to the north of Brecks Lane, Strensall was granted planning permission by the City of York Council in February this year, despite objections from over 100 local […]
  • October 15, 2014

    Julian raises awareness of growing threat of antibiotic resistance

    Julian hosted a highly attended parliamentary debate today on the increasingly important issue of antibiotic resistance. In the debate he stressed the link between the misuse of antibiotics and the growing threat that resistance poses to modern medicine. Julian also stated that although there has never been any doubt about the link between misuse and resistance, antibiotics […]