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Preceded by  Constituency created
Majority  13,129 (24.4%)
Name  Julian Sturdy
Parents  Robert Sturdy
Nationality  English
Role  British Politician
Party  Conservative Party
Political party  Conservative
Spouse  Victoria

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Born  3 June 1971 (age 44) (1971-06-03)
Alma mater  Harper Adams University

Education  Harper Adams University

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


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Early life and career

Sturdy was born on 3 June 1971 to Robert Sturdy, later a Conservative Party MEP, 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 " 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.

Parliamentary career

First elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for York Outer in the 2010 general election with a majority of 3,688, Sturdy became a member of the Transport Select Committee in July that year.

Sturdy 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 2017 general election with over 50 per cent of votes cast.

Personal life

Sturdy's wife is Victoria; the family live in Bilton-in-Ainsty, North Yorkshire.


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