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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

There is no point pretending last week’s heavy by-election losses do not send a serious message to the government. Defeated in both a traditionally very ‘safe’ rural West Country seat and urban West Yorkshire, my party is clearly struggling to retain public confidence across a diverse swathe of communities. My thoughts on how our leadership

Haxby Railway Station one step closer with successful Restoring York Railways bid

Following months of intense lobbying in Westminster supporting City of York Council’s bid for...

Julian backs precision breeding law to ensure food security and protect the environment

This week, Julian used the first House of Commons stage of the government’s Genetic...

York Press column – Action on Education

Every child deserves a first-class education to equip them with the skills to pursue...

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  • 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 […]
  • April 2, 2019

    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 funding Further Education (FE) colleges. It follows his support for a cross-party letter to the Chancellor signed by 164 MPs urging the Government to prioritise FE funding in the upcoming Spending Review. Julian highlighted the concerns that have been raised by […]
  • March 27, 2019

    Julian welcomes approval of York Central development

    Julian has warmly welcomed the approval of the transformative £650 million York Central development by the City of York Council on Monday night. The project will see up to 2,500 homes and 86,600 square metres of office space built on the brownfield site behind York railway station. This is one of the largest regeneration sites […]
  • March 20, 2019

    Julian leads parliamentary debate to call on the Government to take urgent action on Special Educational Needs (SEN) support in schools

    Julian has today led calls in Parliament for urgent policy changes to the system of support for children with SEN. Having secured a 90-minute debate in Westminster Hall, he opened the debate by highlighting the disparity that still exists in outcomes between school pupils with SEN and their non-SEN peers. He urged the Government to reconsider the […]
  • March 18, 2019

    Last week’s Brexit votes

    Last week in the House of Commons I voted in favour of the government’s withdrawal agreement, on the basis of developments since I voted against it back in January. I also voted against the idea of ruling out ‘no deal’, and against extending the Article 50 period under which we leave the EU on 29th […]
  • March 15, 2019

    Julian presses for York Housing Infrastructure Fund bid clarity

    Yesterday, Julian asked for clarification from the Government on the progress of City of York Council’s bid for infrastructure funding to unlock the York Central site for redevelopment. It follows on from the Chancellor’s Spring Statement in which he announced that £717 million will be released from the £5.5 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund to invest in […]
  • March 15, 2019

    York Press column – We must meet the challenge of antibiotic resistance

    At the risk of disappointing some readers, I am not going to talk about Brexit and this week’s ongoing Westminster circus. At the time of writing things are changing by the hour, it is therefore very difficult to offer a satisfactory analysis now, and frankly by the time you read this things will probably have […]