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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

Julian raises York youth mental health services in Parliament

Yesterday, Julian spoke about the importance of keeping waiting times for York’s youth mental...

York Press column – Action on climate change

No one following the news recently can have missed the growing prominence of climate...

Julian meets Minister for Children and Families to highlight Special Educational Needs pressures in York

Last week, Julian met with the Minister for Children and Families, Nadhim Zahawi MP,...

Julian champions the case for a new railway station at Haxby

October 29, 2015

Today in Parliament Julian championed the case for funding a new rail station in Haxby.

Speaking in the House of Commons during the Transport Questions debate, Julian asked
“Will the Minister give me an assurance that the new stations fund will be accessible to applications from all councils?

“As she knows, the proposal for a new station at Haxby in my constituency has one of the strongest business cases anywhere in the north of England, and my constituents would benefit hugely from such a station.”

Responding the Rail Minister Claire Perry assured Julian that she “would be delighted to review that matter with my Honourable Friend. The new stations fund announced in the Budget is of course open to all applicants.”

In the Chancellor’s Summer Budget £20 million was allocated for the construction of new railway stations. Julian met with Ms Perry earlier in the year to discuss plans for a new station at Haxby, which is recognised as one of the leading candidates for funding in the North of England.

Julian has said he will continue to work closely with the Government, York Council, Local Enterprise Partnerships, and local residents to progress the case for funding.