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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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  • March 13, 2018

    Julian Welcomes Chancellor’s Announcement of Higher Economic Growth

    Julian has welcomed today’s Spring Statement and echoed the Chancellor’s declaration that it is time to “stop talking Britain down”. After reverting to an Autumn Budget, the Government has made clear that there will only be one fiscal event each year and this will provide longer preparation for upcoming tax changes in the new financial […]
  • March 1, 2018

    Julian meets Yorkshire branch of Royal College of Nursing

    Last Friday, Julian met with the regional branch of the Royal College of Nursing to discuss matters affecting NHS nursing in the area. He was updated on a range of nursing issues and local health and care services, and discussed how he could best support improvements to nursing in Yorkshire. Julian also heard about the […]
  • February 27, 2018

    Julian Raises Northern Ring Road at Treasury Questions

    Today Julian pressed the Chancellor of the Exchequer to consider future housing development when investing to upgrade strategic roads, including the A1237 in York. During an Oral Questions session in the House of Commons, Julian warmly noted that Vehicle Excise Duty would be made available for improving major strategic roads under the control of local […]
  • February 26, 2018

    Julian leads group of MPs in lobbying government on rural digital opportunities

    Earlier this month, Julian led a cross-party group of MPs and peers in writing to the Minister for Digital, Margot James to highlight the huge opportunities for rural businesses from greater use of digital tools, and the need to ensure sufficient broadband and mobile coverage to allow these to be taken up. This initiative grew […]
  • February 23, 2018

    Branch Refurbishment for New Earswick Post Office

    Julian is encouraging New Earswick residents to make alternative plans during the upcoming refurbishment at the Folk Hall post office. Julian was recently informed by the Post Office that an extensive refurbishment will be taking place between Friday 9 March and Tuesday 3 April 2018. The Folk Hall branch is an important community asset for […]
  • February 22, 2018

    York Press Column: GCSE in Agriculture

    I have recently been making the case for a GCSE in agriculture; such a qualification is already available to students in Northern Ireland so it seems rather bizarre that those in Great Britain do not have the same opportunity. A new qualification of this kind offers significant skills and career opportunities to secondary-aged children, and […]
  • February 12, 2018

    Julian supports Cats Protection’s ‘paws-itive’ work in Huntington

    Last Friday, Julian visited the Cats Protection adoption centre in Huntington to see first-hand how the charity cares for unwanted cats, meeting the 23 current feline residents. After his visit, Julian said “I was really impressed at the work done by staff and volunteers here. The centre does a brilliant job looking after unwanted cats […]
  • February 7, 2018

    Julian lobbies Northern Powerhouse Minister on ensuring Local Enterprise Partnerships deliver for rural areas

    Yesterday afternoon, Julian convened a cross-party meeting with the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry, to discuss whether Local Enterprise Partnerships are doing enough for countryside communities. Julian led the meeting in his capacity as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Rural Business. The discussion was open to MPs and […]
  • February 7, 2018

    Julian Leads Agriculture GCSE Debate

    In a debate in Parliament today Julian made the case for the introduction of a GCSE in agriculture. Currently, only students in Northern Ireland have the option of studying a secondary qualification in agriculture and Julian is now advocating for the course to be available to students right across the country. With cutting-edge advancements in […]
  • February 6, 2018

    Julian presses Ministers on York NHS winter funding

    Julian this morning pressed Ministers at the Department of Health to make sure that York receives its fair share of the additional funding announced to help the health service deal with winter pressures in the Autumn Budget. York Hospital Trust has already received some extra funding under this winter package, but the release of the […]