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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian seeks meeting with Shepherd Group after closure announcement for Portastor of Huntington

Julian seeks meeting with Shepherd Group after closure announcement for Portastor of Huntington

I have today contacted local business the Shepherd Group, Portastor’s parent company, to request a meeting on the planned closure of this firm, so I can receive a detailed update on what this means for Portastor employees, and see if there is anything I can do to assist them at this difficult time. Portastor currently

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Julian Raises Transport Infrastructure with the Prime Minister

April 27, 2017

In the final Prime Minister’s Questions session before the General Election Julian raised transport infrastructure in the House of Commons, specifically those projects integral to securing economic growth in York.

Julian mentioned improvements to the northern ring road (A1237), building a railway station in Haxby, and upgrading the A64 before asking the Prime Minister to continue to improve transport infrastructure and deliver for regions such as Yorkshire.

Mrs May alluded to the Government’s record in York of investing £1.6 million this year for transport improvements, £2.2 million for highways maintenance and £1.3 million to support the sustainable iTravel York initiative when responding to the Julian’s question.

Speaking afterwards, Julian said: “York runs a very serious risk of being a victim of its own success. People want to live, bring up their families and grow their businesses in our beautiful city and this is an unequivocally good thing. We are expanding and that will bring transformative economic effects for the wider region, but a priority must be to ensure our transport networks are able to support and encourage future growth.

“We all know that the A1237 is not fit for purpose and is actively contributing to congestion in the city-centre. Any future housing development in the north of York will only increase the strain on our outer ring road and without substantial improvements this problem will be further exacerbated. It’s not just about roads either, a railway station in Haxby would also reduce traffic pressures on the city and improvements to the East Coast Mainline are increasingly necessary as passenger numbers continue to grow. These are all things I shall continue to champion”

The Prime Minister concluded her answer by asserting:

“You can only invest in infrastructure if you’ve got the strong and stable leadership that secures a strong economy.

“And that that is what the choice in June is going to be. It’s very clear: a strong economy guaranteeing investment in York and other parts of the country under the Conservatives or bankruptcy and chaos with Labour.”