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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

There is no point pretending last week’s heavy by-election losses do not send a serious message to the government. Defeated in both a traditionally very ‘safe’ rural West Country seat and urban West Yorkshire, my party is clearly struggling to retain public confidence across a diverse swathe of communities. My thoughts on how our leadership

Haxby Railway Station one step closer with successful Restoring York Railways bid

Following months of intense lobbying in Westminster supporting City of York Council’s bid for...

Julian backs precision breeding law to ensure food security and protect the environment

This week, Julian used the first House of Commons stage of the government’s Genetic...

York Press column – Action on Education

Every child deserves a first-class education to equip them with the skills to pursue...

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  • October 18, 2021

    Julian Keeps Pressure on Campaign for Pet Theft Reform

    Building on his long-running lobbying campaign for tougher sentences for pet thefts, Julian pressed Ministers again at Home Office questions to commit to a date to bring forward legislation to enact changes in the law to avoid any further delay. Julian’s question in the House of Commons was poignant given that Sir David Amess had […]
  • October 14, 2021

    Julian backs local residents in Copmanthorpe level crossing consultation

    Julian has today written to Network Rail in response to their consultation on the closure of the level crossing at Copmanthorpe. Network Rail are proposing to close the level crossing as part of wider upgrades to the Transpennine route, which will see increased capacity and faster journey times between York and other major northern cities. […]
  • October 11, 2021

    Bisdale Transmitter Mast Update

    Following the Bilsdale transmitter mast fire on August 10, Julian has received regular updates from Arqiva on their attempts to repair the mast and restore service to those who have been affected in York and North Yorkshire. In their latest update, Arqiva has said: They will be carrying out a full test of the new, […]
  • October 7, 2021

    New NHS diagnosis centre for Yorkshire

    Julian has welcomed the government’s announcement that 1 of 40 new NHS Community Diagnostic Centres will be located at Hull University Hospital. This will allow for faster and easier scanning and testing across health conditions, with multiple tests becoming possible on a single visit. These new centres are meant to help the NHS get on […]
  • October 6, 2021

    Bisdale Transmitter Mast Update

    Following the Bilsdale transmitter mast fire on August 10, Julian has received regular updates from Arqiva on their attempts to repair the mast and restore service to those who have been affected in York and North Yorkshire. In their latest update, Arqiva has said: The original 314m mast at the Bilsdale site was safely felled […]
  • October 4, 2021

    York Press Column – Two years on from the funding confirmation for the dualling York Outer Ring Road its important to not lose sight of why this project is so important

    It is coming up to two years since I received confirmation from the Department for Transport that they had approved just over £25 million worth of funding for the dualling of the eastern stretch of the A1237 between Rawcliffe and Hopgrove. Two years on and with the council preparing to submit a planning application to […]
  • September 30, 2021

    EFRA Committee Publish Report on Transporting Animals and Pet Smuggling

    The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, of which Julian is a member, has today published their Moving Animals Across Borders report. The report examines post-Brexit issues including pet smuggling, live animal movements with Northern Ireland and the European Union, moving horses, and biosecurity. On pet theft, the Committee welcomes moves by the Conservative Government […]
  • September 29, 2021

    Bilsdale Transmitter Mast Update

    Following the Bilsdale transmitter mast fire on August 10, Julian has received regular updates from Arqiva on their attempts to repair the mast and restore service to those who have been affected in York and North Yorkshire. In their latest update, Arqiva has said: a dedicated call centre will open shortly, and a new online […]
  • September 22, 2021

    Bilsdale Transmitter Mast Update

    Following the Bilsdale transmitter mast fire on August 10, Julian has received regular updates from Arqiva on their attempts to repair the mast and restore service to those who have been affected in York and North Yorkshire. In their latest update, Arqiva has said: a helicopter has begun lifting materials on to the Bilsdale site […]
  • September 22, 2021

    York Press column: Another Step on the Road to Normality

    With schools and Parliament having already returned to a level of normality not seen for eighteen months, the latest update to international travel restrictions is another significant step as we emerge from the pandemic. Having work with local businesses in the travel sector over the past year and repeatedly lobbied Ministers on the issue, I […]