Julian Sturdy

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Julian Sturdy
MP
Member of Parliament
for York Outer
Incumbent
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.

Education[edit]

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]

Personal life[edit]

Sturdy's wife is Victoria and he lives in Tockwith, North Yorkshire with his family.[4][8]

References[edit]

  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)". 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. ^ 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
Incumbent