Supporting the NHS & Education

Since my election, I have been committed to ensuring our rural area receives a fair deal in healthcare and education.

I regularly meet with local GPs, Airedale NHS Trust, Harrogate and District NHS Trust, the Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven CCG, Harrogate & Rural CCG, and Yorkshire Ambulance to ensure that we are working together to get the best possible service in this rural area. 

I worked hard to ensure that the fairer funding formula was implemented by the Department so we could address the historic funding inequality in rural areas like ours, and I have been glad to hear on recent visits that schools in our area have been pleased with the additional funding.

I also enjoy meeting with primary and secondary schools on their visits to Westminster. I take part in Q&A sessions and hear students and teachers’ views and concerns. I would encourage any school interested in visiting to get in touch with the Parliamentary Education Centre here to organise a visit!



Julian Smith MP visits Outwood Primary Academy Greystone

Last Friday, Julian Smith visited Outwood Primary Academy Greystone School in Ripon to meet with the head teacher and answer students’ questions. Julian received a tour of the school and judged their art competition alongside the head teacher.

Julian Smith MP meets with Skills Minister

Julian Smith MP met with Anne Milton MP, the Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills. Mr Smith requested the meeting in order to represent Craven College’s interest in forming an Aire Valley College together with Shipley College and the Keighley Campus of Leeds City College.

Julian Smith meets Ripon schools

Julian Smith MP recently met teachers and representatives from Holy Trinity CE Infant and Junior Schools and also Greystone Community Primary School in Ripon.