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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Conservative Party Candidate for York Outer
Any reference to Julian Sturdy being a Member of Parliament on this website predates the dissolution of Parliament and the 2024 General Election campaign

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York Press column: All action ahead of Easter

York Press column: All action ahead of Easter

It has been a jam-packed couple of weeks since my last column where I had an opportunity to reflect on the Chancellor’s Budget. I want to begin by highlighting the fantastic news that inflation has dropped to 3.4 per cent – the lowest in two and a half years. When the Prime Minister came to

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Julian visits National Grid substation ahead of Energy Bill second reading

May 1, 2023

Ahead of the Energy Bill’s second reading, Julian visited National Grid’s substation at Millfield Lane to hear about how the legislation will support our energy network in the future and learn about their plans for upgrading infrastructure locally.

Transforming our energy system and bringing more clean energy onto the grid is the surest way to deliver long-term security of supply, affordability and the UK’s decarbonisation targets. It can also drive economic growth, a jobs and skills revolution and help establish a more energy independent UK.

National Grid sits at the heart of Britain’s energy system, connecting millions of people and businesses to the energy they use every day. They are fully committed to playing a leading role in enabling the transition to net zero, by investing in and developing innovative solutions whilst protecting the environment and helping all regions of the UK to share the economic benefits presented by the energy transition.

Overall, National Grid will be investing over £16bn in the UK in the five-year period out to April 2026, to upgrade networks and support the UK’s clean energy transition. This includes connecting low carbon sources of energy; preparing for the wide-spread roll out of clean transport and low-carbon heat; and innovating across new technologies needed for an increasingly flexible energy system.

Locally we will see this investment with the development of a new substation on the edge of York Outer at Overton as part of the Yorkshire Green project.

After the visit, Julian said:

“It was fascinating to visit Poppleton substation to learn about National Grid’s investment in our energy network. We often take having a reliable supply of electricity for granted but there are many challenges that need to be overcome to ensure infrastructure is fit for the future.

The Energy Bill will help prepare our network for a greener future with the capacity to handle great demand.”