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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 11, 2013

    Julian presents greenbelt petition to York Council

    Last night, Julian attended a Council meeting at York’s Guildhall in St Helen’s Square, where he formally presented his petition to ‘Protect York’s Greenbelt’. The petition, which calls on the Council to rethink its draft Local Plan proposals to take 2400 acres out of the greenbelt for development, has achieved 1200 signatures – 200 more […]
  • October 10, 2013

    Julian raises case for ring road expansion with Prime Minister

    Julian has appealed to the Prime Minister for assistance in securing the necessary investment for dualling York’s northern outer ring road. Julian welcomed the Prime Minister to the constituency earlier today, before he hosted a ‘PM Direct’ Q&A session with employees at the Portakabin site, near Monks Cross. In a private conversation with Mr Cameron, […]
  • September 16, 2013

    Julian hits out at Council’s plans to cut gritting budget

    The City of York Council is planning to reduce the Winter Maintenance budget by £60,000, leading to many roads being downgraded on the gritting routes. Conservative Councillor George Barton has already criticised the policy, but now Julian has also waded into the debate. In a letter to Roger Ransom, the Council’s Assistant Director for Highways, […]
  • September 12, 2013

    Further Developments over the Health Funding Formula

    Julian recently met with Health Minister Dan Poulter to press for better health funding for his constituents. Julian was joined by fellow York and North Yorkshire MPs, to discuss the comparatively poor level of health funding our area receives as a result of a specific disparities in the formula. Julian said: “I am pleased that […]
  • September 11, 2013

    £2 million Cash Boost for York Hospital to Improve A&E Services in Winter

      Julian Sturdy has welcomed the Health Secretary’s announcement that York Hospital will receive an additional £2 million in funding. Jeremy Hunt recently announcement that £500 million will be made available over the next two years as part of the Government’s priority to provide a higher standard of care for the elderly. Julian commented “I […]
  • September 6, 2013

    Julian’s September Column

      Back pain is a common medical condition, which affects most people at some point during their lifetime. I myself suffer from back pain, a common complaint amongst farmers (some might say one of many complaints from farmers) and receive treatment from a chiropractor to manage the condition. The Prime Minister has also been suffering […]
  • August 30, 2013

    Julian’s Comments on the Recent Syrian Developments

    Following the vote last night Julian wanted to explain to constituents the reasons why he voted the way that he did, he stated that: “I believe that the recent events which have occurred in Syria demonstrate a humanitarian catastrophe, the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime is clearly an atrocious act of violence […]
  • August 22, 2013

    Julian Welcomes First’s Bus Network Changes

    After a long campaign to improve bus services in York Outer, Julian is delighted to hear that First will be introducing a series of changes to their network on 29th September. The announcement from First follows a public consultation process they hosted earlier this summer, which was in response to a number of meetings Julian […]
  • August 16, 2013

    Julian’s August Column

    August is always an unusual month in life of an MP. With Parliament in recess, the summer period is widely regarded as a quieter time for politicians. This contrasts sharply with my experience as a farmer, when the busy harvest and cultivation seasons dominated much of my time in previous August and September periods. In […]
  • August 13, 2013

    Julian calls for rural beauty of villages to be recognised

    Julian has come out in praise of the village of Strensall, its strong sense of community and its beautiful open rural setting when taking part in a consultation on a new Village Design Statement. The Design Statement is being written by a group of Strensall residents who are seeking to establish and protect the village’s […]