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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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  • July 19, 2018

    Julian meets Health Minister on future of Bootham Park Hospital site

    Julian yesterday met with Health Minister Stephen Barclay to discuss the future of the Bootham Park Hospital site, having raised the issue in Parliament earlier this month. City of York Council wants NHS Property Services to halt their plans to sell the site and allow the local NHS and the Council sufficient time to devise […]
  • July 17, 2018

    Julian presses Ministers on improving technical education

    Julian today pressed Ministers in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to deliver on plans for better technical education by listening to employers and drawing on the experience of York institutions. The government has committed to a major overhaul of technical education as part of its Industrial Strategy for improving UK productivity and […]
  • July 11, 2018

    York Press Column – 70th anniversary of our NHS

    Last Thursday, I attended a special choral celebration at York Minster to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of our National Health Service on 5th July 1948. I was glad to welcome the then-Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to York to attend this event, and the experience of seeing a great modern national institution celebrated […]
  • July 11, 2018

    Julian raises local planning powers over fracking at Prime Minister’s Questions

    Julian today used Prime Minister’s Questions to raise local concerns about proposed changes to planning rules on fracking applications. In a Written Ministerial Statement, the government has said it plans to consult on treating non-fracking shale exploration as permitted development, and on the criteria for including fracking projects in the nationally significant infrastructure projects regime. […]
  • July 10, 2018

    Julian Raises Claudia’s Law in Parliament

    During a parliamentary question session today Julian raised concerns with the delay in implementing provisions of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017. This legislation is known to most as ‘Claudia’s Law’ after Claudia Lawrence who went missing in York back in March 2009. Guardianship allows families to manage the financial and property affairs of a […]
  • July 5, 2018

    70th anniversary of our National Health Service

    Julian is today marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the National Health Service on 5th July 1948. Establishing universal health provision was a lasting historic achievement of the British people in the 20th century, and the health service has become a great national institution. The creation of the NHS was the result of […]
  • July 4, 2018

    Julian raises questions in Parliament over NHS Property Services regarding Bootham Park site

    Julian today used a parliamentary debate to raise concerns about the attitude of NHS Property Services, the body deciding on the future of the Bootham Park Hospital site, and stress the importance of them involving local decision makers. City of York Council is calling for NHS Property Services to halt its current plans to sell […]
  • June 27, 2018

    Julian leads MP scrutiny of rural 4G mobile providers

    Julian Sturdy yesterday chaired a cross-party evidence session, questioning representatives of the 4 major mobile providers (O2, Vodafone, EE and Three) about how to secure better 4G coverage for rural neighbourhoods. This examination of the mobile sector follows a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport calling for new […]
  • June 15, 2018

    Julian backs Carers Week 2018

    Julian is supporting Carers Week 2018 to highlight the vital contribution people with caring responsibilities make to the city, and to emphasise the importance of them being properly supported. Carers Week is supported by a coalition of groups including Age UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, the MS Society and Independent Age. The campaign intends to raise […]
  • June 14, 2018

    York Press Column: Road and Rail

    One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is visiting schools to speak with students about the role of a Member of Parliament. As you would expect, one of the most commonly asked questions is: “what do constituents write about?” There is of course a wide selection, ranging from potholes to the Middle East. […]