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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian launches his campaign for re-election

November 2, 2019

Julian has today launched his campaign for re-election as MP for York Outer in Haxby, with his family and local supporters, having been unanimously re-selected as candidate by York Conservatives.

On being re-selected, Julian said: “This election offers the public a chance to break the deadlock in Parliament, so we can resolve Brexit and move on to other priorities like improving public services and expanding economic opportunity for all. Anything other than a Conservative majority means months or even years of continued Brexit uncertainty and unproductive arguments, with the frightening prospect of a Corbyn-led government that would ruin the economy and undermine national security.”

He has represented York Outer in Parliament since 2010, and is seeking re-election on the basis of his record of delivery for our city over the last 9 years.

Julian is out pounding the pavements and speaking to residents in communities across the city, aiming to cover the whole constituency in the next 5 weeks of the campaign.

He has set out a clear plan for what he wants to achieve for York over in the next parliamentary term. Having campaigned successfully to get the government to agree to dual the A1237 Outer Ring Road to reduce congestion and keep our busy city on the move, Julian’s focus is now on doing the same for the A64, and securing better rail links.

Julian will also ensure the delivery of the 6% per pupil funding increase for local schools he pushed the government to commit to, alongside a 7.5% rise in the Special Needs budget, something a number of parents have raised with him. He is committed to ensuring York gets its fair share of the government’s £33.9 billion per year NHS budget increase over the next 5 years, as well as lobbying to put new resources into specialised services like mental health.

Julian will also work to protect the local environment and York’s Greenbelt, and is supporting local residents in resisting an inappropriate development that could damage the irreplaceable Askham Bog.

He will also support York’s economy and job creation, to keep local employment numbers above the national average. Julian will continue to welcome new business investment at the York Central site and press the government to progress this. Local young people will also have greater opportunities to move into skilled jobs with the creation of the York Institute of Technology as one of the first wave of new university-level vocational institutions that Julian has championed in Parliament.

After his campaign launch Julian said: “I am looking forward to taking my case to residents across York, and listening to their views and suggestions on the priorities for our city and country at this critical election.

I have always put York first and tried to be as accessible as possible to constituents, and if re-elected will continue to ensure the needs of our city are heard loud and clear at Westminster. York needs a Conservative majority government to secure our economic prosperity and end the Brexit uncertainty holding Britain back. The funding improvements in the pipeline for local schools and hospitals, and major transport upgrades can only be paid for with a strong economy, and this is profoundly threatened by the job-destroying, anti-business agenda of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. Voting for anyone but the Conservatives risks putting them in power.

It is an enormous privilege to represent my home city in Parliament, and I hope local residents will judge me on my record of delivery, and put their faith in me once more on 12th December.”