Julian Sturdy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Julian Sturdy
Member of Parliament
for York Outer
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Constituency created
Majority 3,688 (6.9%)
Personal details
Born (1971-06-03) 3 June 1971 (age 43)[1]
Nationality English
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Victoria
Alma mater Harper Adams University
Website www.juliansturdy.co.uk

Julian Charles Sturdy[2] (born 3 June 1971[1]) is a British Conservative Party politician. He was elected at the 2010 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for York Outer.


The son of Robert Sturdy Conservative Party MEP for the East of England Sturdy grew up in Yorkshire and was educated at Ashville College, a co-educational independent school in the spa town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, from 1981 to 1989, at which he states “...my years there helped shape me into being the person I am today",[3] followed by Harper Adams Agricultural College close to the village of Edgmond (near to the market town of Newport) in Shropshire.[4]

Early career[edit]

Prior to entering Parliament, Sturdy served as a Harrogate councillor, between 2002 and 2007.[4] He stood as the Conservative Party candidate for Scunthorpe in the 2005 general election, finishing second with 25.7% of the vote.[5] His father is the Member of the European Parliament for the East of England Robert Sturdy. He is also a farmer, a career for which he had studied at agricultural college.

Parliamentary career[edit]

Sturdy was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for York Outer in the 2010 general election with a majority of 3688.[6] He was appointed as a member of the Transport Select Committee in July.[7]

He successfully introduced a private member's bill introducing new procedures for handling horses abandoned or left to graze on others' land. The Control of Horses Bill passed into law in 2015 and was welcomed by The British Horse Society.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Sturdy's wife is Victoria and he lives in Bilton-in-Ainsty, North Yorkshire with his family.[4][9]


  1. ^ a b "Democracy Live: Your representatives: Julian Sturdy". BBC News. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "List of Members returned to serve in Parliament at the General Election 2010". London Gazette. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  3. ^ "Newly Elected MP Speech Day Guest Of Honour (on page 2)" (PDF). The Ashvillian Society June 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  4. ^ a b c "Julian Sturdy". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  5. ^ "Scunthorpe". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  6. ^ "York Outer". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  7. ^ "Membership of Transport Committee confirmed". Parliament.uk. 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  8. ^ "Welfare and Rural Organisations Welcome Passage of Fly-Grazing Bill Into Law". British Horse Society. 18 Mar 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  9. ^ Laycock, Mike; Stead, Mark (2010-05-07). "York Outer victor Julian Sturdy sets out his aims". The Press. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for York Outer
2010 – present