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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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  • May 1, 2018

    Julian Raises Concerns with Charities Commission in Parliamentary Debate

    In Parliament today Julian intervened in a debate on safeguarding children and young people in sport to raise concerns with the limited powers of the Charities Commission. The debate, led by the Mr Bambos Charalambous, the Member of Parliament for Enfield Southgate, focused on further steps to protect children attending sports clubs in the wake […]
  • April 25, 2018

    Julian welcomes Northern Rail back to Parliament

    Once again, Julian hosted a Northern Rail event for Members of Parliament across the north to meet with directors and discuss upcoming developments on the rail network. Following a successful event last October, MPs from across the region took the opportunity to drop-by and discuss progress on a number of projects aimed at modernising rail […]
  • April 19, 2018

    York Press Column: Military Intervention in Syria

    On Saturday the United Kingdom, alongside the US and France, targeted three chemical weapons facilities in Syria following a poison gas attack in the town of Douma a week earlier. There has been a lot written in national media over last few days, but I want to give you my thoughts on the operation our […]
  • April 18, 2018

    Julian speaks up for York Outer residents on fly tipping

    Julian has spoken up for York Outer residents in Parliament regarding the scourge of fly tipping. Julian raised the issues of waste disposal charges and the effect they can have on fly tipping and the role enforcement agencies can play at a debate held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday. Following the debate, Julian said: “Fly […]
  • April 9, 2018

    Julian learns about managing Yorkshire’s uplands for public benefit

    Last month Julian met with environmental groups, land managers and Richmond MP Rishi Sunak in Bishopdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park to discuss how the region’s upland areas can be managed to provide environmental benefits, like natural flood defences and measures to combat the impacts of climate change. The government has proposed that current […]
  • March 23, 2018

    York Press Column: Spring Statement

    Last week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his first Spring Statement. This is the Government’s opportunity to respond to forecasts from the independent forecaster the Office for Budgetary Responsibility. I have the OBR’s report on my desk, however I am sure you will be pleased to read that I won’t be covering all 236 […]
  • March 22, 2018

    Julian welcomes progress on infrastructure fund bid for York Central and Clifton Gate sites.

    Julian has warmly welcomed the announcement from the Secretary of State for Housing, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, that the City of York Council’s application to the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) has moved on to the next stage. Commenting, Julian said “I am delighted that York’s application to the HIF has cleared the first […]
  • March 22, 2018

    Julian meets Minister on future on Strensall Barracks site

    On Wednesday Julian met with Minister Tobias Ellwood and officials at the Ministry of Defence in London for an update on plans for the closure and sale of Queen Elizabeth Barracks and Towthorpe Lines in Strensall. Julian emphasised the importance of engagement and communication with the affected local community. He also stressed that the potential […]
  • March 21, 2018

    Julian lobbies government on access to new Cystic Fibrosis drug

    Julian has acted to support local residents affected by Cystic Fibrosis by writing to the Health Secretary and tabling written parliamentary questions to the Department of Health regarding the provision of the drug Orkambi on the NHS. Orkambi can have a life-altering impact on the lives of people with Cystic Fibrosis, helping to alleviate some […]
  • March 19, 2018

    Julian to host Haxby Local Plan drop-in meeting

    Julian will be holding a public local plan drop-in event on Saturday 24th March at Haxby Memorial Hall, from 10am-12noon to discuss the latest Local Plan proposals. Julian will be joined by Haxby and Wigginton ward councillors, Tony Richardson and John Gates. Local MP, Julian Sturdy said “It has been a long road to reach […]