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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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  • October 16, 2018

    Julian presses government on commercialising university research to power growth

    Julian today urged the government to ensure greater focus on commercialising research to generate economic growth as part of its plans for raising UK spending on R and D (research and development). During questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, in the House of Commons, he asked: “What […]
  • October 11, 2018

    Julian welcomes construction starting on new mental health hospital

    Julian has welcomed the news that construction has begun on York’s new mental health hospital. The Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust has announced that building is now beginning at the site off Haxby Road, which has already been excavated and prepared. The new hospital will contain 72 beds in 4 wards, and will […]
  • October 10, 2018

    Julian speaks up for North Yorkshire in debate on historic Agriculture Bill

    Julian today used the first House of Commons debate on the Agriculture Bill to speak up for the interests of local communities and farmers in York and North Yorkshire. The Agriculture Bill is a central part of the Brexit process, establishing an independent British farming and environment framework as the UK leaves the European Union’s […]
  • October 5, 2018

    York Press Column: Opportunity

    With party conference season now over, readers may be expecting a break from the political coverage and analysis that hogs television screens and newspapers this time of year. If this is the case – although I expect it won’t be – then do not assume it will last long. The slogan for this year’s Conservative […]
  • October 1, 2018

    Julian Welcomes Ring Road Announcement

    Julian has welcomed the Secretary of State for Transport’s announcement that York’s outer ring road will be one of the first schemes to receive investment from the Major Road Network fund. Announced last July, this fund targets economically important roads under local authority responsibility. Commenting on the announcement, Julian said: “this is very welcome news […]
  • September 24, 2018

    Julian visits Dunnington pharmacy to mark launch of national flu vaccination service

    Last Friday, Julian visited Day Lewis Pharmacy in Dunnginton to see at first-hand how the national flu vaccination service is operating. Community pharmacy teams across the country are now offering NHS flu jabs in the lead-up to winter. The free service is available to everyone in designated ‘higher risk’ groups, such as older people and […]
  • September 14, 2018

    Julian wears it pink for charity fundraiser

    Julian added a splash of pink to his usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which will take place on Friday 19 October to raise money for vital breast cancer research. Joined by over 200 other parliamentarians in Westminster earlier this month, Julian is encouraging people across the UK to take […]
  • August 31, 2018

    Julian spends a day on the beat with York police as part of the ‘Give a Day to Policing’ initiative.

    Julian spent last Friday experiencing a regular day for York’s Neighbourhood Policing team. Julian was able to see how day-to-day business is prioritised, attended response calls and discussed policing challenges with frontline officers. Julian spent the day ‘on the beat’ with officers who responded to a number of calls from members of the public. Julian […]
  • August 13, 2018

    Government acts on Julian’s call to lower bowel cancer screening age

    Julian has welcomed the government’s decision to lower the screening age for the NHS bowel cancer programme from 60 to 50, following calls for this from him and many others. The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has accepted the recommendation of the expert National Screening Committee that screening should now be offered from ages 50 to […]
  • August 10, 2018

    York Press column: Plans for Bootham Park Hospital site must benefit the people of York

    Last month, I met Health Minister Stephen Barclay in Westminster to discuss the future of the Bootham Park Hospital site in the centre of York, alongside York Central MP Rachael Maskell. City of York Council has been calling for NHS Property Services to halt its current plans to sell the site and reinvest the proceeds […]