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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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  • September 19, 2021

    Julian writes to the Prime Minister regarding the Global Coalition for Agricultural Productivity Growth

    In his role as Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture, Julian has written to the Prime Minister urging the UK to sign up to the US-led Global Coalition for Agricultural Productivity Growth. The text of the letter is as follows: Dear Prime Minister The close relationship between the UK […]
  • September 17, 2021

    Julian supports local producers through ‘Back British Farming’ Day 2021

    Given the importance of farming and food production in North Yorkshire, I was very pleased to support the National Farmers Union’s ‘Back British Farming’ Day in Westminster this week. The pandemic supermarket shopping experience, and more recent concerns over supply chains, have made us all more aware of the vital but often overlooked role of […]
  • September 12, 2021

    Julian backs Macmillan’s cancer nurse campaign at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament

    This week, Julian was one of over 200 Members of Parliament who came together to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s latest campaign. The charity used its well loved World’s Biggest Coffee Morning reception in Parliament to launch a new report “Cancer Nursing on the line”. The report calls for a Cancer Nurse Fund to invest in […]
  • September 9, 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: 500,000 households have had Freeview service restored; damage caused by the […]
  • September 8, 2021

    Statement on government social care and health proposal

    I support the broad principles and intentions behind the government’s plan for a reformed social care system, funded by a new 1.25% Health and Social Care Levy based on a National Insurance rise, but have some serious questions about how this will work in practice, which I would like to see answered. I know how […]
  • September 8, 2021

    Back to school and supply chain issues

    On Monday York’s children returned to school, beginning what will hopefully be a much less disrupted year of education. Parliament also sits again from 6th September, and I have hitherto been working from York, addressing a large volume of local casework, and getting out and about across the city. Like other parents, I have seen […]
  • August 26, 2021

    York Press column – Afghanistan retreat and investment in York

    Last week, I travelled to London for the emergency recall of Parliament to discuss the victory of the Taliban in Afghanistan. This closes a saga dating back to that September morning in 2001 when Western democracies learned we faced a murderous threat that could theoretically strike anywhere, anytime. The menace behind the need for anti-terror […]
  • August 18, 2021

    Recall of Parliament over Afghanistan

    Today I have been in London for the emergency recall of Parliament to discuss the victory of the Taliban in Afghanistan. I listened carefully to the Prime Minister’s statement, and in particular to the well-informed and moving contributions by those MPs who served there as members of our armed forces. The terrible scenes from Kabul […]
  • August 16, 2021

    Julian welcomes major investment of £500k to upgrade roads across York

    Julian Sturdy, Member of Parliament for York Outer, has today welcomed a landmark new investment of £500k to upgrade roads across York, as the Government works to level up transport across the country. This important new funding will help cut congestion, boost safety, and reduce journey times and emissions across York, supporting both the economy […]
  • August 11, 2021

    York Press Column – After 18 months of disruption, now is the time to invest in education

    Regular readers of this column will know that I have been concerned about the impact of Covid restrictions across many areas, but perhaps the most alarming and long lasting impacts have been to our children’s education. With children losing nearly a third of learning time since the pandemic began, the Government now has three principal […]