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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

  • January 20, 2014

    Julian’s January Press Column

    Many of us begin the New Year with resolutions of varying kinds, and I am sad to say that any promises I make over limiting my consumption of crisps and chocolate have inevitably fallen by the wayside. My fundamental commitment however, the promise I was elected on, remains as strong as ever. My responsibility is […]
  • January 17, 2014

    Julian Fights to Save Faith School Bus Services

    Julian has waded into a debate over the future of free concessionary transport to students of Faith Schools in the York area, after it emerged that the City of York Council was planning to completely withdraw the services from September. Several parents of children attending Manor CE School in Julian’s constituency were in touch to […]
  • January 14, 2014

    Julian Fights for Reintroduction of Rural Bus Services

    Julian has joined forces with local councillor Paul Doughty, by launching a campaign for the reintroduction of the only evening buses serving Hopgrove and the village of Stockton-on-the-Forest. The last two evening Yorkshire Coastliner services were withdrawn from the village following the introduction of the winter timetable late last year. These services now terminate at Ashley […]
  • January 13, 2014

    Julian Calls for Ban on Chinese Lanterns

    Local MP Julian Sturdy has called on the Government to consider banning Chinese Lanterns, which he branded “Flying Death Traps” in light of the destructive consequences that can result from stray lanterns. In DEFRA Questions yesterday in the House of Commons, Julian raised the concerns of farmers around York. He said: “Following the new year […]
  • January 9, 2014

    Julian Calls for Early Release of Next Phase of Broadband Funding for North Yorkshire

    Julian has called on the government to release further funding for the superfast broadband roll out in North Yorkshire. After securing a parliamentary debate on Rural Broadband in North Yorkshire on Wednesday, Julian used the discussion to praise the government’s recognition of the opportunities for growth that superfast broadband presents. He also celebrated the success of […]
  • January 3, 2014

    Julian Secures Meeting Over Future of Bishopthorpe Post Office

    Later this month, Julian will be meeting with officials from the Post Office Ltd to discuss the future of their services in the village of Bishopthorpe. He will be meeting with the Post Office Ltd’s Senior Stakeholder Manager for the North East to discuss the long term future of the wide ranging products and services they […]
  • December 27, 2013

    Julian Launches Petition Against Proposed Rural Bus Cuts

    Julian has launched a petition in the village of Rufforth against North Yorkshire County Council’s proposals to withdraw some of the 412 and 413 buses which serve the community. Under the County Council’s plans, three buses each way are set to be withdrawn from the 412/413 service. The proposed reductions will see buses in the […]
  • December 20, 2013

    Julian’s Christmas Message

    As another year draws to a close and with Christmas upon us, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on what has been a busy year, both locally and in Westminster. Over the past nine months, many of you have been in touch regarding your concerns over the Council’s draft Local Plan.  The […]
  • December 12, 2013

    Planning Minister Confirms No Need for Safeguarded Land in Council’s Development Plan

    The Planning Minister, Nick Boles MP, has reiterated the comments he made in Parliament in October, that there is nothing in any piece of government planning guidance which requires local authorities to plan beyond the 15 year period. For York, this could mean over 1000 acres of land is set to be unnecessarily taken out […]
  • December 6, 2013

    Julian Calls For A Debate On The Future of Independent Petrol Retailers

    Julian has called for a debate on the future of small, family run petrol stations as is has emerged that for every one supermarket station that opens, five independent retailers close as a result. Speaking in the Chamber, Julian asked: “May we have a debate on the future of independent petrol retailers and the important […]