York Outer victor Julian Sturdy sets out his aims

York Press: York Outer seat's winning Conservative candidate Julian Sturdy and his wife Victoria York Outer seat's winning Conservative candidate Julian Sturdy and his wife Victoria

JULIAN Sturdy stormed to victory in the new York Outer seat - and immediately pledged to tackle three big issues.

The Conservative victor in the hotly-contested constituency says he intends to fight to protect the Green Belt, deal with problems facing local infrastructure and address concerns about the NHS, particularly the decision to withdraw injections for people with back problems.

He also says he will concentrate on crucial issues raised on the doorstep during his election campaign, including problems with the Outer Ring Road and bus and rail services.

Despite York Outer being tipped as a close-fought race between the Tories and the Liberal Democrats, Mr Sturdy claimed a majority of almost 3,700 over his Lib Dem rival Madeleine Kirk.

“I thank the people of York - I will not let them down,” he said.

His wife Victoria said: "I'm absolutely delighted because Julian has worked so hard for the last four years and has sacrificed an awful lot, so he thoroughly deserves this."

* For full reaction from the York Outer election outcome, see The Press on Saturday.

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9:44am Fri 7 May 10

Phantom1974 says...

I can't stand the Tories but fair play to this bloke, he really put the work in. Let's hope that, despite his misguided political allegiance, he works as hard for his constituents as he has in the election campaign. If he does he will be a really good MP.
I can't stand the Tories but fair play to this bloke, he really put the work in. Let's hope that, despite his misguided political allegiance, he works as hard for his constituents as he has in the election campaign. If he does he will be a really good MP. Phantom1974
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9:50am Fri 7 May 10

UsernameNotAvailable says...

Another Tory hater here, but Julian 'works for me' now, so good luck to him and here's hoping he can represent the people of York Outer in an honest, effective way.
Another Tory hater here, but Julian 'works for me' now, so good luck to him and here's hoping he can represent the people of York Outer in an honest, effective way. UsernameNotAvailable
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10:15am Fri 7 May 10

ouseboy says...

It's always disappointing to see the party of self-interest doing well. The UK Election is very clear ! A good percentage majority of those that voted have backed centre-Left; first past the post must end ! Work together !!
It's always disappointing to see the party of self-interest doing well. The UK Election is very clear ! A good percentage majority of those that voted have backed centre-Left; first past the post must end ! Work together !! ouseboy
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11:02am Fri 7 May 10

oldgoat says...

At least we get the chance to kick him out next time. Only a few months down the road with luck!
At least we get the chance to kick him out next time. Only a few months down the road with luck! oldgoat
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11:09am Fri 7 May 10

JC42 says...

With This country been in such a mess I think it would be nice for them to get there heads together and get us back on our feet but i very much doubt that.... Only time will tell watch this space
With This country been in such a mess I think it would be nice for them to get there heads together and get us back on our feet but i very much doubt that.... Only time will tell watch this space JC42
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11:12am Fri 7 May 10

Sinjy says...

If he is working here in York Outer, perhaps he might like it enough to come and live here like the rest of us already do.
If he is working here in York Outer, perhaps he might like it enough to come and live here like the rest of us already do. Sinjy
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11:26am Fri 7 May 10

telos says...

as a resident of york outer i am gutted by this result. while the local mp is a conservative, i do not feel that i will be in anyway represented in the house of commons. with regards to the campaigns i did not see hide nore hair of any of the candidates. although i did receive an e-mail to a query that i sent to ms kirk yesterday that i was very grateful for.
as a resident of york outer i am gutted by this result. while the local mp is a conservative, i do not feel that i will be in anyway represented in the house of commons. with regards to the campaigns i did not see hide nore hair of any of the candidates. although i did receive an e-mail to a query that i sent to ms kirk yesterday that i was very grateful for. telos
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11:30am Fri 7 May 10

lels says...

Someone once said "The people get the Government they deserve." People vote for the 2 biggest parties by habit and because they are afraid of change. It is now time for a change in the voting system.
Someone once said "The people get the Government they deserve." People vote for the 2 biggest parties by habit and because they are afraid of change. It is now time for a change in the voting system. lels
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11:58am Fri 7 May 10

Martha Mellow says...

Is he drunk in that photo - looks like she is holding him up?
Is he drunk in that photo - looks like she is holding him up? Martha Mellow
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12:02pm Fri 7 May 10

Bishlad says...

All of you who are being more than unpleasant about Julian Sturdy are talking total B******s. He will make a bloody good MP, he is not just another rich lad but a hard working farmer.
As to the parties all working together forget it who the hell wants to work with a discredited Labour Party, or a claptrap Liberal Democrat Party.

Sadly we face another General Election in6 months time or maybe less. A hung parliament will drag our country down further.
Remember Julian has been elected by the people as has been Hugh Bailey
All of you who are being more than unpleasant about Julian Sturdy are talking total B******s. He will make a bloody good MP, he is not just another rich lad but a hard working farmer. As to the parties all working together forget it who the hell wants to work with a discredited Labour Party, or a claptrap Liberal Democrat Party. Sadly we face another General Election in6 months time or maybe less. A hung parliament will drag our country down further. Remember Julian has been elected by the people as has been Hugh Bailey Bishlad
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12:26pm Fri 7 May 10

pedalling paul says...

Now that Julian no longer enjoys the luxury of being on the outside, it will be interesting to see how he plans to change the present transport funding regime.

The cost of dualling the A1237 for example, can only be currently funded by the Yorkshire & Humber Regional Transport Board. Their allocation of funds from Whitehall is heavily oversubscribed. The low cost/benefit ratio of dualling does not meet current DfT criteria. And the transport planners reckon that a dualled road would generate so many new car journeys, that it would be more bunged up than the existing road, within a few years. To say nothing of the roads connecting with it.
So let's have some sensible talk from Julian. How about reducing the demand for car use. More investment into public transport, and providing more grade separated crossings for non-motorised travellers who want to safely cross the A1237.
Now that Julian no longer enjoys the luxury of being on the outside, it will be interesting to see how he plans to change the present transport funding regime. The cost of dualling the A1237 for example, can only be currently funded by the Yorkshire & Humber Regional Transport Board. Their allocation of funds from Whitehall is heavily oversubscribed. The low cost/benefit ratio of dualling does not meet current DfT criteria. And the transport planners reckon that a dualled road would generate so many new car journeys, that it would be more bunged up than the existing road, within a few years. To say nothing of the roads connecting with it. So let's have some sensible talk from Julian. How about reducing the demand for car use. More investment into public transport, and providing more grade separated crossings for non-motorised travellers who want to safely cross the A1237. pedalling paul
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12:53pm Fri 7 May 10

Silver says...

Whilst I may dislike the conservatives. He didn't withdraw during the election like Cllr Alexander did to stab his own party leader in the back so he may not be my own choice but at least he stuck to his guns
Whilst I may dislike the conservatives. He didn't withdraw during the election like Cllr Alexander did to stab his own party leader in the back so he may not be my own choice but at least he stuck to his guns Silver
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12:59pm Fri 7 May 10

inthesticks says...

I don`t see how he can be a full time member of parliament and a farmer. Most farmers work very long hours.
He must have had a huge budget to spend with all the leaflets that came through our letterbox on a daily basis, we had six in one day last week.
Shame more labour voters didn`t see the need to vote tactically.
Security code is `shot-firm`.
I fear we will be.
I don`t see how he can be a full time member of parliament and a farmer. Most farmers work very long hours. He must have had a huge budget to spend with all the leaflets that came through our letterbox on a daily basis, we had six in one day last week. Shame more labour voters didn`t see the need to vote tactically. Security code is `shot-firm`. I fear we will be. inthesticks
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1:02pm Fri 7 May 10

Ben Guela says...

Now keep the promises!
Glad that the Kirk woman lost. Perhaps she will get lost! How much did she spend trying to get elected? She had no chance to be elected. Not now, not ever.
Now keep the promises! Glad that the Kirk woman lost. Perhaps she will get lost! How much did she spend trying to get elected? She had no chance to be elected. Not now, not ever. Ben Guela
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1:06pm Fri 7 May 10

The Countess says...

I e-mailed Mr Sturdy a couple of months ago with a query and he did not bother to answer. Bodes well.
I e-mailed Mr Sturdy a couple of months ago with a query and he did not bother to answer. Bodes well. The Countess
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1:26pm Fri 7 May 10

MissConstrood says...

inthesticks, offtheA59 says...
12:59pm Fri 7 May 10

I don`t see how he can be a full time member of parliament and a farmer. Most farmers work very long hours.


That would be because despite all of his statements, it would appear that he isnt a working farmer on his inherited farm - he pays others to work it. Yes i am very anti conservative but its the lies i find even more abhorrent.
inthesticks, offtheA59 says... 12:59pm Fri 7 May 10 I don`t see how he can be a full time member of parliament and a farmer. Most farmers work very long hours. That would be because despite all of his statements, it would appear that he isnt a working farmer on his inherited farm - he pays others to work it. Yes i am very anti conservative but its the lies i find even more abhorrent. MissConstrood
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1:26pm Fri 7 May 10

MissConstrood says...

inthesticks, offtheA59 says...
12:59pm Fri 7 May 10

I don`t see how he can be a full time member of parliament and a farmer. Most farmers work very long hours.


That would be because despite all of his statements, it would appear that he isnt a working farmer on his inherited farm - he pays others to work it. Yes i am very anti conservative but its the lies i find even more abhorrent.
inthesticks, offtheA59 says... 12:59pm Fri 7 May 10 I don`t see how he can be a full time member of parliament and a farmer. Most farmers work very long hours. That would be because despite all of his statements, it would appear that he isnt a working farmer on his inherited farm - he pays others to work it. Yes i am very anti conservative but its the lies i find even more abhorrent. MissConstrood
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2:49pm Fri 7 May 10

jboy99 says...

I'd like to say good luck to Julian. Let's hope we have a government that rewards hard work and is in favour of lower taxes and reduced public spending - why should those who work hard have to pay more in taxes to subsidise those who don't. There is too much jealousy around.
I'd like to say good luck to Julian. Let's hope we have a government that rewards hard work and is in favour of lower taxes and reduced public spending - why should those who work hard have to pay more in taxes to subsidise those who don't. There is too much jealousy around. jboy99
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2:52pm Fri 7 May 10

PeteN says...

I don't live in the constituency, but have family that do. I say give the man a chance, and if he fails to deliver, boot him out next time round.
I don't live in the constituency, but have family that do. I say give the man a chance, and if he fails to deliver, boot him out next time round. PeteN
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3:31pm Fri 7 May 10

NJH says...

Not expecting much from Julian... except the usual self interest we expect from a tory.
I blame Ashcroft's millions and unfortunately poor memories.
As usual I feel completely disenfranchised - he has nothing in common with me at all and does not represent any of my views in any way.
Surely with Cons on 36%, Lab on 29% and LD on 23%, nationally, then something needs to be done to the electoral system to allow non conservatives like me to have some representation - IT IS time for change!!!
Not expecting much from Julian... except the usual self interest we expect from a tory. I blame Ashcroft's millions and unfortunately poor memories. As usual I feel completely disenfranchised - he has nothing in common with me at all and does not represent any of my views in any way. Surely with Cons on 36%, Lab on 29% and LD on 23%, nationally, then something needs to be done to the electoral system to allow non conservatives like me to have some representation - IT IS time for change!!! NJH
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3:39pm Fri 7 May 10

SJyork says...

The Countess wrote:
I e-mailed Mr Sturdy a couple of months ago with a query and he did not bother to answer. Bodes well.
We also wrote to Mr Sturdy and did not receive any acknowledgement whatsoever to the letter or the concerns we rose. So like you I am not too hopeful. If he can't be bothered to reply in a campaign what is he going to be like as an MP?
[quote][p][bold]The Countess[/bold] wrote: I e-mailed Mr Sturdy a couple of months ago with a query and he did not bother to answer. Bodes well.[/p][/quote]We also wrote to Mr Sturdy and did not receive any acknowledgement whatsoever to the letter or the concerns we rose. So like you I am not too hopeful. If he can't be bothered to reply in a campaign what is he going to be like as an MP? SJyork
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3:41pm Fri 7 May 10

jboy99 says...

Maybe go to one of his surgeries then, which is he obligaed to hold at least every fortnight or so
Maybe go to one of his surgeries then, which is he obligaed to hold at least every fortnight or so jboy99
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3:55pm Fri 7 May 10

Ham1980 says...

Julian will make a great MP. He was the only candidate that bothered to knock on my door and take the time to listen to my concerns.

We got plenty of venom from Kirk through our door. One wonders where she was getting all her dosh from?!?
Julian will make a great MP. He was the only candidate that bothered to knock on my door and take the time to listen to my concerns. We got plenty of venom from Kirk through our door. One wonders where she was getting all her dosh from?!? Ham1980
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3:59pm Fri 7 May 10

evelyn_trent says...

The trouble with York Outer being a doughnut is that York Central is jammed (geddit?) in the middle...
The trouble with York Outer being a doughnut is that York Central is jammed (geddit?) in the middle... evelyn_trent
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4:00pm Fri 7 May 10

Caecilius says...

Last time I lived in North Yorkshire, the Tories destroyed my job, along with the jobs of several hundred of my colleagues. The timeserver Robert Banks didn't lift a finger on behalf of his constituents: I only remember him for giving a radio interview in which he spouted assorted platitudes and outright lies, and for announcing that he had to rush off to pucker his lips at John Major from York station platform as his lord and master passed through on a train.

I'm with NJH - I have nothing in common with Mr Sturdy, or the party of greed, privilege, self-interest and arrogant hypocrisy that he represents. Those voters who are under the delusion that he cares a toss about them will soon find out how wrong they are (unless they happen to be well-heeled landowners, businessmen, etc.).
Last time I lived in North Yorkshire, the Tories destroyed my job, along with the jobs of several hundred of my colleagues. The timeserver Robert Banks didn't lift a finger on behalf of his constituents: I only remember him for giving a radio interview in which he spouted assorted platitudes and outright lies, and for announcing that he had to rush off to pucker his lips at John Major from York station platform as his lord and master passed through on a train. I'm with NJH - I have nothing in common with Mr Sturdy, or the party of greed, privilege, self-interest and arrogant hypocrisy that he represents. Those voters who are under the delusion that he cares a toss about them will soon find out how wrong they are (unless they happen to be well-heeled landowners, businessmen, etc.). Caecilius
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4:02pm Fri 7 May 10

bloodaxe says...

Having been invited to contact him by email I did. I put three pertinent questions on aspects of economic policy and received no reply. At least the Liberal Democrats responded. They're also the only party which endeavours to keep in touch when there isn't an election in the offing.
Having been invited to contact him by email I did. I put three pertinent questions on aspects of economic policy and received no reply. At least the Liberal Democrats responded. They're also the only party which endeavours to keep in touch when there isn't an election in the offing. bloodaxe
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4:05pm Fri 7 May 10

leninwasright says...

Farming ? Subsidised by the nanny state which the right so loudly decries. Now there's an irony.
Farming ? Subsidised by the nanny state which the right so loudly decries. Now there's an irony. leninwasright
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4:15pm Fri 7 May 10

audrey1956 says...

In the run up to the election, Mr. Sturdy was the only candidate to hold local meetings with constituents. I attended 2 of these surgeries and was very impressed with him!

As a farmer/businessman - whatever you want to call him, he lives in the real world and has run a brilliant campaign in supporting our local shops. He makes an honest living and what is wrong with that?

There are plenty of sour faced liberals in this city...Your candidates couldn't deliver! Julian will!
In the run up to the election, Mr. Sturdy was the only candidate to hold local meetings with constituents. I attended 2 of these surgeries and was very impressed with him! As a farmer/businessman - whatever you want to call him, he lives in the real world and has run a brilliant campaign in supporting our local shops. He makes an honest living and what is wrong with that? There are plenty of sour faced liberals in this city...Your candidates couldn't deliver! Julian will! audrey1956
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4:23pm Fri 7 May 10

sheps lad says...

evelyn_trent wrote:
The trouble with York Outer being a doughnut is that York Central is jammed (geddit?) in the middle...
Rubbish jokes if you have to explain them!!
[quote][p][bold]evelyn_trent[/bold] wrote: The trouble with York Outer being a doughnut is that York Central is jammed (geddit?) in the middle...[/p][/quote]Rubbish jokes if you have to explain them!! sheps lad
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4:24pm Fri 7 May 10

redr says...

I just wish I lived in a democracy PR=

Con 36.1% 235 Seats
Lab 29.1% 189 Seats
L/D 23.0% 149 Seats

Other 11.8% 77 Seats
I just wish I lived in a democracy PR= Con 36.1% 235 Seats Lab 29.1% 189 Seats L/D 23.0% 149 Seats Other 11.8% 77 Seats redr
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4:37pm Fri 7 May 10

jboy99 says...

Only problem with PR is that the BNP would get about 12 seats, and if people knew PR was the policy there would be no tactical or protest voting. And lots of constituencies would get an MP that didn't repesent the majority in that area. It wouldn't work.....
Only problem with PR is that the BNP would get about 12 seats, and if people knew PR was the policy there would be no tactical or protest voting. And lots of constituencies would get an MP that didn't repesent the majority in that area. It wouldn't work..... jboy99
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5:20pm Fri 7 May 10

petethefeet says...

Last month in York Minster, somebody asked Tony Benn for his opinion on PR. He answered that with the current system, you were identifiable to your electorate, responsible to your electorate and, if they didn't like you, could be booted out by your electorate. With PR, you end up been answerable to the person who makes the LIST for the seats. I thought that was an excellent answer.
Rather than PR, the electoral reform society prefers the system of SINGLE TRANSFERABLE VOTE. Rather than chosing just one candidate, you rank the candidates in order of preference. The ballot papers are scanned and the results processed by computer several times. On each pass, the candidate with the fewest votes is removed from every ballot paper and the other candidates are effeffectively effectively promoted. In the end, it comes to a run-off of the two candidates with the overall highest 'avaerage' of approval.
The STV system avoids the issues of 'wasted votes, 'tactical voting' and allows other parties to get established. Again, as JBOY99 says, the pitfall is that it might allow parties like the BNP to get established.
Last month in York Minster, somebody asked Tony Benn for his opinion on PR. He answered that with the current system, you were identifiable to your electorate, responsible to your electorate and, if they didn't like you, could be booted out by your electorate. With PR, you end up been answerable to the person who makes the LIST for the seats. I thought that was an excellent answer. Rather than PR, the electoral reform society prefers the system of SINGLE TRANSFERABLE VOTE. Rather than chosing just one candidate, you rank the candidates in order of preference. The ballot papers are scanned and the results processed by computer several times. On each pass, the candidate with the fewest votes is removed from every ballot paper and the other candidates are effeffectively effectively promoted. In the end, it comes to a run-off of the two candidates with the overall highest 'avaerage' of approval. The STV system avoids the issues of 'wasted votes, 'tactical voting' and allows other parties to get established. Again, as JBOY99 says, the pitfall is that it might allow parties like the BNP to get established. petethefeet
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6:02pm Fri 7 May 10

intelligentviews says...

It beats me as to why some anti-Tory make wild statements about Tories being rich or posh when many are not yet many in Labour are. And do those of narrow views, none seeing and badly read, have any idea of how they are viewed by the 'educated' Labour voter?
Believe me, it isn't pleasant(think Brown's private view on the woman in Bolton).
It beats me as to why some anti-Tory make wild statements about Tories being rich or posh when many are not yet many in Labour are. And do those of narrow views, none seeing and badly read, have any idea of how they are viewed by the 'educated' Labour voter? Believe me, it isn't pleasant(think Brown's private view on the woman in Bolton). intelligentviews
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6:15pm Fri 7 May 10

petethefeet says...

intelligentviews wrote:
It beats me as to why some anti-Tory make wild statements about Tories being rich or posh when many are not yet many in Labour are. And do those of narrow views, none seeing and badly read, have any idea of how they are viewed by the 'educated' Labour voter? Believe me, it isn't pleasant(think Brown's private view on the woman in Bolton).
I agree. Somehow, as a nation we have to get beyond this 'upstairs, downstairs' view of society. Let's face it, if most of us were rich enough then we would have sent our kids to private school? The reason that we would do that is because the end-result is excellent. So why do we impugn a bloke because his Dad could afford to send him to an establishment famous for turning out people with outstanding leadership qualities?
Have you ever wondered why Hong Kong became such a jewel? It's because it was administered by brilliant career diplomats who achieved 'firsts' usually at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Liverpool and St Andrews.
We should look up, and aspire to such excellence not denegrade it!
[quote][p][bold]intelligentviews[/bold] wrote: It beats me as to why some anti-Tory make wild statements about Tories being rich or posh when many are not yet many in Labour are. And do those of narrow views, none seeing and badly read, have any idea of how they are viewed by the 'educated' Labour voter? Believe me, it isn't pleasant(think Brown's private view on the woman in Bolton).[/p][/quote]I agree. Somehow, as a nation we have to get beyond this 'upstairs, downstairs' view of society. Let's face it, if most of us were rich enough then we would have sent our kids to private school? The reason that we would do that is because the end-result is excellent. So why do we impugn a bloke because his Dad could afford to send him to an establishment famous for turning out people with outstanding leadership qualities? Have you ever wondered why Hong Kong became such a jewel? It's because it was administered by brilliant career diplomats who achieved 'firsts' usually at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Liverpool and St Andrews. We should look up, and aspire to such excellence not denegrade it! petethefeet
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6:35pm Fri 7 May 10

yorkbornandbred says...

How are you disenfranchised? You've had 13 years of your beloved Labour party. Funny thing is, most of us are sick of them and want rid: The illegal war. Raiding people's pensions. Selling part of he gold reserve at the bottom of the market. etc, etc. At least Gordon can retire and enjoy his huge index-linked pension. Good luck to Mr. Sturdy, I say.
How are you disenfranchised? You've had 13 years of your beloved Labour party. Funny thing is, most of us are sick of them and want rid: The illegal war. Raiding people's pensions. Selling part of he gold reserve at the bottom of the market. etc, etc. At least Gordon can retire and enjoy his huge index-linked pension. Good luck to Mr. Sturdy, I say. yorkbornandbred
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6:40pm Fri 7 May 10

yorkbornandbred says...

Quote didn't work again. The above was @ NJH, Wigginton.
Quote didn't work again. The above was @ NJH, Wigginton. yorkbornandbred
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6:43pm Fri 7 May 10

Worried Strensall says...

Madeline Kirks literature was all about attacking the Tories with half truths She mentioned Ashcrofts millions I wonder why she did not mention That The Lib Dems had taken 2.4 million from Michael Brown who was convicted of fraud.He still has not been caught .She has been involved with York Council .Enough said
Madeline Kirks literature was all about attacking the Tories with half truths She mentioned Ashcrofts millions I wonder why she did not mention That The Lib Dems had taken 2.4 million from Michael Brown who was convicted of fraud.He still has not been caught .She has been involved with York Council .Enough said Worried Strensall
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9:14pm Fri 7 May 10

KarenWhite1978 says...

I'm so happy and proud to once again live in a Conservative constituency. Look at the map of North Yorkshire and see the red pimple of York central surrounded by hardworking blue Tory seats. It's a great day for the decent people of York.
I'm so happy and proud to once again live in a Conservative constituency. Look at the map of North Yorkshire and see the red pimple of York central surrounded by hardworking blue Tory seats. It's a great day for the decent people of York. KarenWhite1978
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9:28pm Fri 7 May 10

petethefeet says...

KarenWhite1978 wrote:
I'm so happy and proud to once again live in a Conservative constituency. Look at the map of North Yorkshire and see the red pimple of York central surrounded by hardworking blue Tory seats. It's a great day for the decent people of York.
Now, now Karen. No need for that. Some of us did try to oust Hugh.
[quote][p][bold]KarenWhite1978[/bold] wrote: I'm so happy and proud to once again live in a Conservative constituency. Look at the map of North Yorkshire and see the red pimple of York central surrounded by hardworking blue Tory seats. It's a great day for the decent people of York.[/p][/quote]Now, now Karen. No need for that. Some of us did try to oust Hugh. petethefeet
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11:20pm Fri 7 May 10

King Edward says...

I didn't vote for him, but out of all the candidates he put the legwork in, saw him all over his constituency in the run up. He also spent less of his mailshots running down the other two main parties than they did each other and the Tories. You get the government you deserve, and to the 1in3 who didn't bother to vote, you certainly get what you deserve, in fact you ought to be kicked out of our democracy and sent to Zimbabwe.
I didn't vote for him, but out of all the candidates he put the legwork in, saw him all over his constituency in the run up. He also spent less of his mailshots running down the other two main parties than they did each other and the Tories. You get the government you deserve, and to the 1in3 who didn't bother to vote, you certainly get what you deserve, in fact you ought to be kicked out of our democracy and sent to Zimbabwe. King Edward
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12:12am Sat 8 May 10

inthesticks says...

KarenWhite1978 wrote:
I'm so happy and proud to once again live in a Conservative constituency. Look at the map of North Yorkshire and see the red pimple of York central surrounded by hardworking blue Tory seats. It's a great day for the decent people of York.
I don`t quite know what to write.. I`m just appalled at that comment.
[quote][p][bold]KarenWhite1978[/bold] wrote: I'm so happy and proud to once again live in a Conservative constituency. Look at the map of North Yorkshire and see the red pimple of York central surrounded by hardworking blue Tory seats. It's a great day for the decent people of York.[/p][/quote]I don`t quite know what to write.. I`m just appalled at that comment. inthesticks
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8:56am Sat 8 May 10

voiceofreality says...

inthesticks wrote:
KarenWhite1978 wrote: I'm so happy and proud to once again live in a Conservative constituency. Look at the map of North Yorkshire and see the red pimple of York central surrounded by hardworking blue Tory seats. It's a great day for the decent people of York.
I don`t quite know what to write.. I`m just appalled at that comment.
i would have said all of them are in the outer foxwood clifton ttanghall chappy areas of york! so supprised torys even got in, bearing in mind under labour you can have more money and nothave to work for it.
[quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenWhite1978[/bold] wrote: I'm so happy and proud to once again live in a Conservative constituency. Look at the map of North Yorkshire and see the red pimple of York central surrounded by hardworking blue Tory seats. It's a great day for the decent people of York.[/p][/quote]I don`t quite know what to write.. I`m just appalled at that comment.[/p][/quote]i would have said all of them are in the outer foxwood clifton ttanghall chappy areas of york! so supprised torys even got in, bearing in mind under labour you can have more money and nothave to work for it. voiceofreality
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9:44am Sat 8 May 10

LibDem says...

Total votes cast for each party in the York Council area:
Tory: 35034
LibDem: 30918
Labour: 27681
Green: 1669
Total votes cast for each party in the York Council area: Tory: 35034 LibDem: 30918 Labour: 27681 Green: 1669 LibDem
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11:31am Sat 8 May 10

NJH says...

yorkbornandbred wrote:
How are you disenfranchised? You've had 13 years of your beloved Labour party. Funny thing is, most of us are sick of them and want rid: The illegal war. Raiding people's pensions. Selling part of he gold reserve at the bottom of the market. etc, etc. At least Gordon can retire and enjoy his huge index-linked pension. Good luck to Mr. Sturdy, I say.
How does the fact I am anti tory and want electoral reform make labour my "beloved party"???
Good luck to Mr Sturdy - I hope he does good things for the people of York Outer but given the track record of my previous fox-hunt loving MP I'm not expecting much!
[quote][p][bold]yorkbornandbred[/bold] wrote: How are you disenfranchised? You've had 13 years of your beloved Labour party. Funny thing is, most of us are sick of them and want rid: The illegal war. Raiding people's pensions. Selling part of he gold reserve at the bottom of the market. etc, etc. At least Gordon can retire and enjoy his huge index-linked pension. Good luck to Mr. Sturdy, I say.[/p][/quote]How does the fact I am anti tory and want electoral reform make labour my "beloved party"??? Good luck to Mr Sturdy - I hope he does good things for the people of York Outer but given the track record of my previous fox-hunt loving MP I'm not expecting much! NJH
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12:28pm Sat 8 May 10

John S Brook says...

"Look at the map of North Yorkshire and see the red pimple of York central surrounded by hardworking blue Tory seats."

Oasis in a desert perchance? ;)
"Look at the map of North Yorkshire and see the red pimple of York central surrounded by hardworking blue Tory seats." Oasis in a desert perchance? ;) John S Brook
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2:54pm Sat 8 May 10

Pedro says...

I voted Labour - but Central York's Hugh Bailey never came to my door and even when he passes on the street his nose is so far in the air he looks like a plane spotter. Let us hope that when his time comes around (and it won't be long) he puts in the work again.
I voted Labour - but Central York's Hugh Bailey never came to my door and even when he passes on the street his nose is so far in the air he looks like a plane spotter. Let us hope that when his time comes around (and it won't be long) he puts in the work again. Pedro
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4:47pm Sat 8 May 10

Maquis says...

Is it just a coincidence that almost all the anti tory comments happen during the hours of 9 to 5 on Friday and the rebuttals only come once people have finished their day at work or on the weekend? Could this be that the normal conservative voters are now the working people? So much for Labour being the party of the working man.....
Is it just a coincidence that almost all the anti tory comments happen during the hours of 9 to 5 on Friday and the rebuttals only come once people have finished their day at work or on the weekend? Could this be that the normal conservative voters are now the working people? So much for Labour being the party of the working man..... Maquis
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5:06pm Sat 8 May 10

E=MC^2 says...

KarenWhite1978 wrote:
I'm so happy and proud to once again live in a Conservative constituency. Look at the map of North Yorkshire and see the red pimple of York central surrounded by hardworking blue Tory seats. It's a great day for the decent people of York.
.... "I warn you not to be ordinary, I warn you not to be young, I warn you not to fall ill, and I warn you not to grow old. " ........ is a much more appropriate sentiment.
[quote][p][bold]KarenWhite1978[/bold] wrote: I'm so happy and proud to once again live in a Conservative constituency. Look at the map of North Yorkshire and see the red pimple of York central surrounded by hardworking blue Tory seats. It's a great day for the decent people of York.[/p][/quote].... "I warn you not to be ordinary, I warn you not to be young, I warn you not to fall ill, and I warn you not to grow old. " ........ is a much more appropriate sentiment. E=MC^2
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5:33pm Sat 8 May 10

Maquis says...

E=MC^2 wrote:
KarenWhite1978 wrote: I'm so happy and proud to once again live in a Conservative constituency. Look at the map of North Yorkshire and see the red pimple of York central surrounded by hardworking blue Tory seats. It's a great day for the decent people of York.
.... "I warn you not to be ordinary, I warn you not to be young, I warn you not to fall ill, and I warn you not to grow old. " ........ is a much more appropriate sentiment.
Mr Kinnock's quote could be updated for the Labour mentality of:

"I warn you not to be extraordinary, I warn you not to work hard, I warn you not to take responsibility, I warn you not to mention immigration" A much more contemporary sentiment.
[quote][p][bold]E=MC^2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenWhite1978[/bold] wrote: I'm so happy and proud to once again live in a Conservative constituency. Look at the map of North Yorkshire and see the red pimple of York central surrounded by hardworking blue Tory seats. It's a great day for the decent people of York.[/p][/quote].... "I warn you not to be ordinary, I warn you not to be young, I warn you not to fall ill, and I warn you not to grow old. " ........ is a much more appropriate sentiment.[/p][/quote]Mr Kinnock's quote could be updated for the Labour mentality of: "I warn you not to be extraordinary, I warn you not to work hard, I warn you not to take responsibility, I warn you not to mention immigration" A much more contemporary sentiment. Maquis
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5:46pm Sat 8 May 10

malcar says...

Conservative Julian Sturdy has outlined his immediate aims after romping to victory in the new York Outer seat.

"Romping to Victory?" we've had enough of the Conservatives romping thank you very much!!!
Conservative Julian Sturdy has outlined his immediate aims after romping to victory in the new York Outer seat. "Romping to Victory?" we've had enough of the Conservatives romping thank you very much!!! malcar
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11:39am Sun 9 May 10

humpty numpty says...

Bishlad wrote:
All of you who are being more than unpleasant about Julian Sturdy are talking total B******s. He will make a bloody good MP, he is not just another rich lad but a hard working farmer.
As to the parties all working together forget it who the hell wants to work with a discredited Labour Party, or a claptrap Liberal Democrat Party.

Sadly we face another General Election in6 months time or maybe less. A hung parliament will drag our country down further.
Remember Julian has been elected by the people as has been Hugh Bailey
what a load of twaddle, it is the voters right to be "unpleasant" about self opinionated prats, i take it "julian" is a friend of yours? get a life.
[quote][p][bold]Bishlad[/bold] wrote: All of you who are being more than unpleasant about Julian Sturdy are talking total B******s. He will make a bloody good MP, he is not just another rich lad but a hard working farmer. As to the parties all working together forget it who the hell wants to work with a discredited Labour Party, or a claptrap Liberal Democrat Party. Sadly we face another General Election in6 months time or maybe less. A hung parliament will drag our country down further. Remember Julian has been elected by the people as has been Hugh Bailey[/p][/quote]what a load of twaddle, it is the voters right to be "unpleasant" about self opinionated prats, i take it "julian" is a friend of yours? get a life. humpty numpty
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3:40pm Sun 9 May 10

Maquis says...

humpty numpty wrote:
Bishlad wrote: All of you who are being more than unpleasant about Julian Sturdy are talking total B******s. He will make a bloody good MP, he is not just another rich lad but a hard working farmer. As to the parties all working together forget it who the hell wants to work with a discredited Labour Party, or a claptrap Liberal Democrat Party. Sadly we face another General Election in6 months time or maybe less. A hung parliament will drag our country down further. Remember Julian has been elected by the people as has been Hugh Bailey
what a load of twaddle, it is the voters right to be "unpleasant" about self opinionated prats, i take it "julian" is a friend of yours? get a life.
You forget that in this day and age, the worst thing that you can do is offend someone. Otherwise it is their right, but it is still not nice.
[quote][p][bold]humpty numpty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bishlad[/bold] wrote: All of you who are being more than unpleasant about Julian Sturdy are talking total B******s. He will make a bloody good MP, he is not just another rich lad but a hard working farmer. As to the parties all working together forget it who the hell wants to work with a discredited Labour Party, or a claptrap Liberal Democrat Party. Sadly we face another General Election in6 months time or maybe less. A hung parliament will drag our country down further. Remember Julian has been elected by the people as has been Hugh Bailey[/p][/quote]what a load of twaddle, it is the voters right to be "unpleasant" about self opinionated prats, i take it "julian" is a friend of yours? get a life.[/p][/quote]You forget that in this day and age, the worst thing that you can do is offend someone. Otherwise it is their right, but it is still not nice. Maquis
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4:14pm Sun 9 May 10

bloodaxe says...

Such a majority is hardly a romp anyway. A pity that none of the parties were able to address the single most damaging facet of life in the UK, inequality. This is the root of much that is wrong. Cameron talks of broken Britain but is happy to see 10% of the population owning 60% of the wealth and 27% of all spending on education being private, yet only 7% of the school population is educated privately. I fear that an economic downturn will only further disadvantage the less well-off, while those at the top keep a greater proportion of their wealth, through tax avoidance and offshore investments. Meanwhile public services, which benefit those least able to defend themselves, will be slashed.
Such a majority is hardly a romp anyway. A pity that none of the parties were able to address the single most damaging facet of life in the UK, inequality. This is the root of much that is wrong. Cameron talks of broken Britain but is happy to see 10% of the population owning 60% of the wealth and 27% of all spending on education being private, yet only 7% of the school population is educated privately. I fear that an economic downturn will only further disadvantage the less well-off, while those at the top keep a greater proportion of their wealth, through tax avoidance and offshore investments. Meanwhile public services, which benefit those least able to defend themselves, will be slashed. bloodaxe
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11:00am Mon 10 May 10

oldgoat says...

KarenWhite1978 wrote:
I'm so happy and proud to once again live in a Conservative constituency. Look at the map of North Yorkshire and see the red pimple of York central surrounded by hardworking blue Tory seats. It's a great day for the decent people of York.
I do not trust Tories.
I did not vote Tory.
Neither did the majority of people in York Outer - Sturdy got a far smaller majority than Bayley, on a higher turnout.

Breathtaking arrogance that you believe that Labour voters are not hardworking, or decent. Kind of endorsing my view above!
[quote][p][bold]KarenWhite1978[/bold] wrote: I'm so happy and proud to once again live in a Conservative constituency. Look at the map of North Yorkshire and see the red pimple of York central surrounded by hardworking blue Tory seats. It's a great day for the decent people of York.[/p][/quote]I do not trust Tories. I did not vote Tory. Neither did the majority of people in York Outer - Sturdy got a far smaller majority than Bayley, on a higher turnout. Breathtaking arrogance that you believe that Labour voters are not hardworking, or decent. Kind of endorsing my view above! oldgoat
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11:30am Mon 10 May 10

Maquis says...

How about we judge him on his performance, not your feelings about his party.........
How about we judge him on his performance, not your feelings about his party......... Maquis
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2:47pm Mon 10 May 10

inthesticks says...

Maquis wrote:
Is it just a coincidence that almost all the anti tory comments happen during the hours of 9 to 5 on Friday and the rebuttals only come once people have finished their day at work or on the weekend? Could this be that the normal conservative voters are now the working people? So much for Labour being the party of the working man.....
I can`t speak for anyone else but i do 12 hour shifts in my full time job and variable hours in my part time job so not everyone who is working works 9-5 Monday to Friday.
[quote][p][bold]Maquis[/bold] wrote: Is it just a coincidence that almost all the anti tory comments happen during the hours of 9 to 5 on Friday and the rebuttals only come once people have finished their day at work or on the weekend? Could this be that the normal conservative voters are now the working people? So much for Labour being the party of the working man.....[/p][/quote]I can`t speak for anyone else but i do 12 hour shifts in my full time job and variable hours in my part time job so not everyone who is working works 9-5 Monday to Friday. inthesticks
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4:41pm Mon 10 May 10

oldgoat says...

Let's see. Bayley's majority nearly twice that of Sturdy, Central turnout 62%, Outer turnout 71%, fairly straight LD/Tory split in Central, 2:1 split in favour of LD in Outer.

That says Bayley ('fend off') got a much larger majority than Sturdy ('stormed'), on a smaller turnout, with a clear 'two horse' race in Outer. I think the EP editor got the headlines mixed up.....

@Maquis - I have no expectations of Sturdy representing my views in Parliament, since much of what he stands for I disagree with.
Let's see. Bayley's majority nearly twice that of Sturdy, Central turnout 62%, Outer turnout 71%, fairly straight LD/Tory split in Central, 2:1 split in favour of LD in Outer. That says Bayley ('fend off') got a much larger majority than Sturdy ('stormed'), on a smaller turnout, with a clear 'two horse' race in Outer. I think the EP editor got the headlines mixed up..... @Maquis - I have no expectations of Sturdy representing my views in Parliament, since much of what he stands for I disagree with. oldgoat
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8:47pm Mon 10 May 10

Maquis says...

Decisions made by an MP should be based on three factors, and made in this order:

1 The needs of the people of your constituency
2 Your personal views and values
3 The values of your party

It does not matter who you voted for or what your values are. The elected MP should represent everyone in his constituency. Judge him on that.
Decisions made by an MP should be based on three factors, and made in this order: 1 The needs of the people of your constituency 2 Your personal views and values 3 The values of your party It does not matter who you voted for or what your values are. The elected MP should represent everyone in his constituency. Judge him on that. Maquis
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1:33pm Thu 13 May 10

Zebedee says...

NJH wrote:
Not expecting much from Julian... except the usual self interest we expect from a tory. I blame Ashcroft's millions and unfortunately poor memories. As usual I feel completely disenfranchised - he has nothing in common with me at all and does not represent any of my views in any way. Surely with Cons on 36%, Lab on 29% and LD on 23%, nationally, then something needs to be done to the electoral system to allow non conservatives like me to have some representation - IT IS time for change!!!
I didn't hear you screaming for a change in the voting system when Labour won.
[quote][p][bold]NJH[/bold] wrote: Not expecting much from Julian... except the usual self interest we expect from a tory. I blame Ashcroft's millions and unfortunately poor memories. As usual I feel completely disenfranchised - he has nothing in common with me at all and does not represent any of my views in any way. Surely with Cons on 36%, Lab on 29% and LD on 23%, nationally, then something needs to be done to the electoral system to allow non conservatives like me to have some representation - IT IS time for change!!![/p][/quote]I didn't hear you screaming for a change in the voting system when Labour won. Zebedee
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