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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 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.”