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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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  • November 9, 2013

    Julian remembers the Fallen on Rememberance Sunday

    This Sunday Julian will join the Civic Party of York to remember the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women over the years. Commenting, Julian said: “Every November I am proud to wear a poppy as a sign of my support and respect for our troops, past and present, and for the sacrifices […]
  • November 8, 2013

    Julian Supports EU Referendum Bill

    Julian Sturdy announced on a local radio station, Minster FM, that he will be supporting the EU Referendum Bill. Julian said “Back in 1975, when I was four years old, we voted to be part of a Common Market. The European Union today has morphed out of all recognition. I believe the British people must […]
  • November 7, 2013

    Julian Raises Concerns over the Future of DEFRA Offices in York

    Julian has today called for a debate in the House of Commons on the outsourcing of jobs abroad. This follows on from the recent announcement that the DEFRA offices in York will be part privatised as part of the Governments shared services initiative. This initiative forms an integral part of the Government’s Civil Service Reform […]
  • October 31, 2013

    Julian Calls for Further Rural Broadband Funding

    Julian has today urged the government to allow a second tranche of funding for the roll out of superfast broadband to be released earlier than previously scheduled. Phase 1 of the roll out of superfast broadband is expected to be completed in North Yorkshire by the end of 2014 and will provide 90% of households […]
  • October 27, 2013

    Julian Raises Plight of Abandoned Horses

    On Thursday, Julian raised his concerns about the welfare of illegally tethered horses being fly-grazed on both the roadside and on privately-owned land in York. In Business Questions, Julian asked the Leader of the House: “In light of a recent conviction in my constituency for the mistreatment of horses, and alongside the Welsh Assembly’s recent […]
  • October 25, 2013

    Planning Minister poses problems for Council’s Development Plan

    Speaking yesterday in a Parliamentary debate entitled ‘Planning, Housing Supply and the Countryside’, Nick Boles MP, the Planning Minister, highlighted a number of potential problems with the City of York Council’s draft Local Plan. Julian  also spoke in the debate and raised his constituents’ concerns and fears over the Council’s Plan, which could see 16,000 […]
  • October 23, 2013

    Julian joins the fight against breast cancer

    Julian has recently joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in the Breast Cancer Campaign’s ‘Wear it Pink’ day, the biggest (and pinkest) fundraiser yet. Over the last 10 years ‘Wear it Pink’ has raised a staggering £23 million and on Friday 25 October 2013 people will come together in schools, colleges and businesses […]
  • October 18, 2013

    Julian raises spectre of Solar Farms on York’s Greenbelt with Minister

    On Thursday, Julian voiced his concerns in Parliament over large scale solar farms in the rural, open countryside. He has previously raised concerns over the Council’s proposed 40 ‘areas of search’ for wind farms in the draft Local Plan. However, due to the lack of sufficient wind speeds and scale of public objections, there is apprehension […]
  • October 17, 2013

    Julian calls for Badger Oral Vaccine to be Prioritised

    The pilot badger culls have now been carried out in the two designated areas, and many concerns have been raised over whether the cull should be extended. Julian has received a large volume of correspondence from constituents who are very concerned over the culls, and has explained that he sees the cull as an interim […]
  • October 17, 2013

    Julian’s October Column

    With conference season now behind us and Parliament back in session this week, I’m really glad that politicians from all parties are back into full swing with the more serious and important work of governance. As a keen observer of this three-week political ego contest, it is easy to forget that party conferences barely even […]