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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Statement on Sue Gray report

Statement on Sue Gray report

The Sue Gray report clearly shows that the Prime Minister has presided over a widespread culture of disregard for coronavirus regulations. Furthermore, questions are now being raised about whether the Prime Minister misled Parliament when asked about these events. Talking to constituents, it is clear discussions about parties in Downing Street remain a damaging distraction

Over £1 million of government support to help York businesses export

Julian has welcomed new figures showing over £1.13 million has been allocated by the...

Times Red Box article with Nigel Adams MP: Great British Railways should say Yes to York

This government is delivering on its commitment to level up regions such as ours....

York Press column: How the Queen’s Speech can level-up York

With nearly forty bills that will deliver on some of the Conservative Party’s biggest...

Julian Welcomes Ring Road Announcement

October 1, 2018

Julian has welcomed the Secretary of State for Transport’s announcement that York’s outer ring road will be one of the first schemes to receive investment from the Major Road Network fund. Announced last July, this fund targets economically important roads under local authority responsibility.

Commenting on the announcement, Julian said: “this is very welcome news for York and I am pleased that Chris Grayling has seen the merits in our case. Upgrading the ring road has remained one of my top priorities for the area and after debates, questions and letters to Ministers I am pleased that the Government is delivering.

“This is a big step towards ensuring that the ring road is fit for purpose and passengers can expect reasonable journey times throughout.”  

Further details will be released in the spring and construction is expected to commence in 2020-21. The Major Road Network fund is raised from Vehicle Excise Duty, the proceeds of which were previously only available for trunk roads managed by Highways England.

In his speech Chris Grayling said: “We are spending record amounts on improving our roads and we want more of our busiest roads to benefit from guaranteed investment.

“These first five schemes will unlock no end of benefits for communities by improving motorists’ journeys, taking traffic away from built up areas, as well as enabling new housing to be built and creating more jobs.”