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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian meets Health Minister on future of Bootham Park Hospital site

Julian meets Health Minister on future of Bootham Park Hospital site

Julian yesterday met with Health Minister Stephen Barclay to discuss the future of the Bootham Park Hospital site, having raised the issue in Parliament earlier this month. City of York Council wants NHS Property Services to halt their plans to sell the site and allow the local NHS and the Council sufficient time to devise

Julian presses Ministers on improving technical education

Julian today pressed Ministers in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to...

York Press Column – 70th anniversary of our NHS

Last Thursday, I attended a special choral celebration at York Minster to commemorate the...

Julian raises local planning powers over fracking at Prime Minister’s Questions

Julian today used Prime Minister’s Questions to raise local concerns about proposed changes to...

Yorkshire to kick off Tour de France in 2014

January 8, 2013

I was delighted to hear that Yorkshire has won “le bid” to host The Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2014. It is fantastic that the world’s largest annual sporting event will be coming to our region and the north of England for the first time. This has been an amazing achievement to win this event and huge credit must go to Welcome to Yorkshire, the region’s tourism body as they beat off fierce competition from Edinburgh, Barcelona, Berlin and Florence.

I will be making the case for our home city of York to be hosting one of the stages. Our historic city, with the famous backdrop of York Minster, must be a strong contender to host part of the Tour and it would be fantastic to see British riders such as Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Marc Cavendish racing through our great city. Marc Cavendish, whose family has Yorkshire connections, has said in support of the bid “Yorkshire is one of the most beautiful parts of not just England, but the world” and I couldn’t agree more.

The Tour will bring huge economic benefits for our great county as well as the north of England it is now down to politicians, local authorities, businesses, Government and other stakeholders to work together to maximise the wide ranging benefits that this will bring to our region.