|Member of Parliament
for York Outer
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Constituency created|
|Born||3 June 1971|
|Alma mater||Harper Adams University|
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", followed by Harper Adams Agricultural College close to the village of Edgmond (near to the market town of Newport) in Shropshire.
Prior to entering Parliament, Sturdy served as a Harrogate councillor, between 2002 and 2007. He stood as the Conservative Party candidate for Scunthorpe in the 2005 general election, finishing second with 25.7% of the vote. 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.
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. He was appointed as a member of the Transport Select Committee in July.
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.
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- "List of Members returned to serve in Parliament at the General Election 2010". London Gazette. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
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- "Julian Sturdy". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
- "Scunthorpe". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
- "York Outer". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
- "Membership of Transport Committee confirmed". Parliament.uk. 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2012-01-07.
- "Welfare and Rural Organisations Welcome Passage of Fly-Grazing Bill Into Law". British Horse Society. 18 Mar 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- Laycock, Mike; Stead, Mark (2010-05-07). "York Outer victor Julian Sturdy sets out his aims". The Press. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
- Julian Sturdy MP official constituency website
- Julian Sturdy MP Conservative Party profile
- York Conservatives
- Electoral history and profile at The Guardian
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
- Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for York Outer
2010 – present