|Member of Parliament
for York Outer
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Constituency created|
|Born||3 June 1971|
|Alma mater||Harper Adams University|
Early life and education
Sturdy was born on 3 June 1971 to Robert Sturdy Conservative Party MEP for the East of England, and he grew up in Yorkshire, England. From 1981 to 1989, he was educated at Ashville College, a co-educational independent school in the spa town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire; he states "...my years there helped shape me into being the person I am today". He then studied at 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. 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.
He was re-elected in the 2015 general election with an increased majority.
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- "Membership of Transport Committee confirmed". Parliament.uk. 13 July 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
- "Welfare and Rural Organisations Welcome Passage of Fly-Grazing Bill into Law". British Horse Society. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- Laycock, Mike; Stead, Mark (7 May 2010). "York Outer victor Julian Sturdy sets out his aims". The Press. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- Julian Sturdy MP official constituency website
- Julian Sturdy MP Conservative Party profile
- York Conservatives
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for York Outer
2010 – present