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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

  • June 4, 2014

    Local Plan Further Sites Consultation Launched Today

    The City of York Council have today embarked upon a six week consultation on their ‘Local Plan Further Sites’ proposals and Julian has appealed to all residents to take the time to have their say. The ‘Further Sites’ document can be viewed in full by clicking here. Or for the full list of documents, appendices […]
  • June 3, 2014

    Julian’s Article in the Yorkshire Post: Common sense must prevail over fracking

    An influential Lords Committee has called on the Government to streamline the ‘unnecessarily complicated’ regulations surrounding hydraulic fracturing and shale gas extraction, or fracking as it is known to you and me. The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee published its report on the Economic Impact on UK Energy Policy of Shale Gas and Oil […]
  • June 2, 2014

    Julian Reacts to News that York to Become Only Place in UK Not to Offer Free IVF

    Following the recent news that York and the communities surrounding the city look set to be the only place in the Country in which residents will not be offered any free cycles of IVF treatment on the NHS, Julian has called on the local health authority to review it’s position. The Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group […]
  • May 27, 2014

    Julian Hosts First in a Series of Public Meetings on the Local Plan Further Sites

    On Saturday, Julian hosted a public Q&A meeting in Elvington on the Local Plan Further Site proposals in the area. With the many controversial development proposals put forward in Elvington and the surrounding communities, including a 7 pitch Traveller site, a 3 pitch Travelling Showpeople site and several housing sites, it was no surprise that […]
  • May 23, 2014

    Julian’s Reaction to Richard III High Court Ruling

    Speaking from his constituency office, Julian said “I am deeply disappointed that the Plantagenet Alliance’s application for judicial review has been unsuccessful. Regardless of your opinion on where Richard III should be reburied, be it York, Leicester, or even Westminster Abbey, it is clear that the exhumation license remains deeply flawed and amounts to little […]
  • May 19, 2014

    Julian’s May Column in the York Press

    The European elections on 22 May really count. They are not merely a dry run for the General Election in less than a year’s time as some in the national media might have us believe. They present the perfect opportunity to send a clear message to Brussels that we want real change in Europe. Three […]
  • May 16, 2014

    Food Labelling

    This week the Consumer Rights Bill came to the floor of the House for its report stage, and within it an amendment had been tabled which stated that “all products containing Halal and Kosher meat shall be labelled as such at the point of sale by retail and food outlets.” In principle I welcomed this […]
  • May 14, 2014

    Planning Minister Repeats Julian’s Calls for Councils to End Unnecessary Threats to Greenbelt

    The Planning Minister, Nick Boles MP, hit out yesterday at local authorities, like the City of York Council, who are unnecessarily setting aside greenbelt land for future long term development. Mr Boles’ comments came in response to a parliamentary debate hosted by Julian on ‘Land Safeguarded for Development in Local Plans’. Paragraph 85 of the National […]
  • May 13, 2014

    Antibiotic Resistance and its Implications

    Last week in the House of Commons Julian Sturdy raised the vitally important issue of antibiotic resistance, stressing that this problem is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now and has the potential to affect anyone in any country. Following the recent report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) […]
  • May 13, 2014

    Julian to Host Parliamentary Debate on ‘Safeguarded’ Land in Council’s Local Plan

    This afternoon, Julian will host a half hour debate in Westminster Hall on land ‘safeguarded’ for future long term development in Local Plans. Julian is a passionate supporter of York’s greenbelt and he has been a vocal opponent of the City of York Council’s draft Local Plan since it was first announced in April 2013. […]