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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

  • October 10, 2014

    Local Plan Rethink Forced Upon Council – Special Open Letter from Julian

    Dear resident, I wanted to update you on some of the latest developments with regard to the City of York Council’s Local Plan Publication Draft. Last night, at a meeting of the Full Council, opposition Councillors from the different parties joined forces to vote through a motion which called for an immediate halt on the forthcoming consultation […]
  • October 7, 2014

    Julian Supports Play For All Project in Wigginton

    Julian has recently met with the Churchfields Open Space Committee (COSC) in Wigginton to look at their plans for a major upgrade of the playground equipment on the site. The COSC’s Play For All Project aims to provide three new pieces of equipment, a pathway and seating together with the necessary safety surfacing. The Committee […]
  • September 26, 2014

    Julian supports British airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq

    Parliament was recalled today in order for MPs to debate British military involvement in Iraq against the terrorist organisation ISIL. Having returned to Westminster, Julian set out his rationale for voting in favour of British airstrikes. He said “ISIL are a murderous, terrorist organisation who have no regard for human life. They pose a direct […]
  • September 26, 2014

    Julian Hosts On Street Residents’ Meeting to Discuss Flooding

    On Wednesday evening, Julian hosted an on street meeting for the residents of Sawyer’s Crescent, Copmanthorpe, which was flooded with several inches of raw sewerage during a flash period of heavy rainfall in August. Several Sawyer’s Crescent residents got in touch with Julian after 8th August when 31mm of rain fell in just three hours […]
  • September 23, 2014

    Julian Slams Council Over Latest Local Plan Traveller Site Allocations

    Julian has hit out at the City of York Council after it has emerged that two new large scale Traveller Sites have been proposed in the open countryside close to the quiet rural villages of Rufforth and Naburn. The recent release of the Council’s ‘Local Plan Publication draft’, which has combined proposals from the ‘Preferred […]
  • September 19, 2014

    Julian ‘Delighted’ with Scotland Independence Referendum Result

    Julian has welcomed the outcome of the Independence Referendum in Scotland, which saw the ‘No’ campaign winning by 55% to 45%. This was a clear and decisive result for the ‘Better Together’ campaign. However, as the leaders of the parties have all made clear, a vote to stay together is still a vote for change, […]
  • September 17, 2014

    Julian Welcomes Fall in Unemployment in York

    Julian has welcomed today’s news of a fall in unemployment both locally and nationally. The Office for National Statistics have announced that the unemployment rate fell to 6.2% (or 2.02 million people) in the three months to the end of July, the lowest it has been since 2008. The ONS stats also showed that the number […]
  • September 12, 2014

    Julian Reacts to Latest Local Plan Announcements

    Julian has vowed to continue his campaign for a more “sensible, sustainable and appropriate” development plan for York, following today’s publication of the City of York Council’s draft ‘Submission Local Plan’. Reacting to the latest developments on the incredibly controversial draft Local Plan, Julian said: “On paper the fall in the overall housing numbers would indicate that […]
  • September 12, 2014

    Julian’s September York Press Column

    It is becoming increasingly clear that we need to tackle the growing crisis of horses being abandoned and tethered on our roadsides. It is difficult to know exactly how many horses are currently suffering from neglect but conservative estimates are that at least 3,000 have been abandoned in England alone. The number of horses being […]
  • September 9, 2014

    Julian calls for tougher sentences on food fraudsters

    Last night in Parliament, Julian called on the Government to do more to protect high quality British farming produce from fraud. Speaking in the House of Commons during the late night Food Fraud debate, Mr Sturdy praised the recently published Elliott Report on food integrity. He said “It is reassuring that Professor Elliott has commended […]