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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

Julian works with Parkinson’s UK

This week in Parliament, Julian had a really positive meeting with Laura from Parkinson’s...

Julian meets with Minister to discuss Renters (Reform) Bill

Alongside Andy Simpson of York Residential Lettings Association, Julian met with Jacob Young MP...

Julian supports Dogs Trust plea to end puppy smuggling

Julian has pledged his support on the issue of puppy smuggling today at a...

‘Project Gigabit’ delivering next generation connectivity in York Outer

October 28, 2021

Julian welcome the latest ‘Project Gigabit’ update, which aims to connect the UK to lightning-fast, reliable broadband. Through the scheme, this Government has now reached the milestone of 50% gigabit-capable coverage in the UK – a dramatic rise from 5.8% in January 2019. This growth is expected to continue, reaching 60% gigabit-capable coverage by the end of December.

York Outer is in Lots 8 for Project Gigabit, which could inject between £128m – £218m to level up for the hardest to reach areas. As constituents will know, Julian has been campaigning hard for better digital connectivity in the more remote parts of York Outer and has successfully secured fibreoptic upgrades for many villages.

While Project Gigabit delivers progress, Julian feels strongly that connectivity targets need to be reassessed now more people work from home. Internet speeds which were deemed acceptable before the pandemic, may no longer be fit for purpose if households have one or two people working during the day joining video calls and accessing work networks.

Julian will continue to lobby for improvements for his constituents and will ensure the Government does not leave any household behind in terms of connectivity.