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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...

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  • April 28, 2014

    Julian is presented with unique “Beer Champion” award

    Last Thursday Julian was presented with the new “Beer Champion” award at a ceremony in Dunnington’s Windmill Inn, by Simon Theakston, Executive Director of T&R Theakston Ltd and Yorkshire Chairman of the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA). The special award is a joint initiative from the BBPA, Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the […]
  • April 24, 2014

    Julian Welcomes Conservative Pledge to End Wind Farm Subsidies

    Julian has welcomed the recent news that the Conservative Party has pledged to end the subsidies for onshore wind power if elected to a majority Government next year. He has campaigned against a number of large scale wind turbine proposals in the York area, including two proposals currently being considered at Murton Moor and Kexby. He’s […]
  • April 16, 2014

    Controversial Strensall housing development called in by Secretary of State

    A planning application for 102 new homes to the north of Brecks Lane in Strensall, which was controversially approved by the City of York Council in February, has been called in by the Secretary of State, Eric Pickles MP. Planning permission was granted for the development by the Council’s planning committee after a vote of […]
  • April 11, 2014

    Julian calls for new technology to help tackle broadband ‘not-spot’ communities

    Julian has raised concerns over communities who are failing to benefit from the roll out of superfast broadband in a debate in Parliament and called for more investment in alternative technologies. Speaking in a debate entitled ‘Broadband in the North of England’, organised by neighbouring Conservative MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, Andrew Jones MP, Julian […]
  • April 11, 2014

    April Column: Julian welcomes pension tax cut

    Once the hype has died down and Parliamentary business returns to normal, or as normal as it ever is in Westminster, it is clear that this year’s Budget contained the most radical and far reaching reforms on pensions and savings in over a century. Now I appreciate that people’s interest in such matters are mixed […]
  • April 10, 2014

    Julian Reacts to Updated Local Plan and Further Sites Announcements

    Julian has responded to the Local Plan Further Sites Consultation document published last night, saying: “I welcome the proposed removal of the Dunnington and Huntington Travellers Sites, but I’m disappointed it’s taken this long for the Council to come to its senses on these proposals. Since the Local Plan was first announced a year ago, these […]
  • April 9, 2014

    Julian Welcomes Reopening of Lendal Bridge to Cars

    Julian has welcomed the reopening of Lendal Bridge in York to cars saying: “I’m delighted to see the Council has u-turned on this disastrous policy. This is a major victory for common sense and I’m looking forward to easier access through the City Centre and less congestion in other areas of York as a result. […]
  • April 4, 2014

    Julian and Local Councillor Paul Doughty Welcome Reintroduction of Evening Bus Services

    After a long running campaign, Julian and Paul Doughty, the Ward Councillor for Strensall (including Stockton-on-the-Forest), have welcomed the news that the evening services on the Yorkshire Coastliner bus look set to be reintroduced in Stockton-on-the-Forest in May. The company who operate the Coastliner, Transdev, had withdrawn three of the evening services returning to the […]
  • April 3, 2014

    Julian Calls on Government to ‘Rebalance’ Wind Farm Subisidies

    Julian has called on the Government to rebalance the subsidies away from onshore wind power and towards other forms of renewable energy in two separate questions to the Energy Ministers in the House of Commons this morning. The move comes after Julian joined several communities to the East of York in fighting proposals for two 80m […]
  • April 1, 2014

    Julian Welcome’s Lendal Bridge Ruling

    According to the latest ruling by the Traffic Adjudicator, York Council are not allowed to issue fines for traffic restrictions on Lendal Bridge. Local MP Julian Sturdy has welcomed the ruling as “a victory for common sense”. Today Julian commented “The closure of Lendal Bridge has been a dog’s breakfast from start to finish. Not […]