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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian leads MPs in lobbying Prime Minister on drug-resistant infection and pandemic planning

Julian leads MPs in lobbying Prime Minister on drug-resistant infection and pandemic planning

This week, Julian led a cross-party group of MPs and peers in writing to the Prime Minister, pressing for an enhanced government focus on the huge global challenge of drug-resistant infection, and the associated issue of future pandemic preparedness. As Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Antibiotics, Julian organised the sending of a joint

Latest figures demonstrate scale of Government support for people and businesses in York

New statistics showing the huge Government support to individuals and businesses in York Outer...

Julian welcomes plans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day

On 15 August 2020 we mark the 75th Anniversary of the Victory over Japan...

Julian welcomes £1.15 million investment for city from government’s Getting Building Fund

Julian has welcomed the announcement that York Outer will benefit from £1.15 million of...

Category: News & Articles

  • August 2, 2019

    Julian concerned to hear of potential job losses at York based SuperBreak

    Julian has today reacted to the disappointing news that Malvern Group, the parent company of York based SuperBreak is going into administration SuperBreak currently employs 250 people, including 150 in their head office in Eboracum Way. The company announced yesterday that it was ceasing trading and that its contact centre would close. Julian has heard […]
  • August 1, 2019

    Julian applauds strong start made by new Prime Minister

    Julian has applauded the progress that his preferred candidate in the Conservative leadership race, Boris Johnson, has made during his first week in office. It comes after a radical Cabinet reshuffle and numerous policy announcements by Mr Johnson, including a new high-speed rail line between Manchester and Leeds. The new Prime Minister has also pledged […]
  • July 31, 2019

    Julian welcomes the introduction of Claudia’s Law

    Julian has today welcomed the introduction of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 after a long-fought campaign. Known as Claudia’s Law, after Claudia Lawrence who went missing in York back in March 2009, the Act will allow families to manage the financial and property affairs of a person that goes missing. This campaign has been […]
  • July 17, 2019

    Julian seeks meeting with Shepherd Group after closure announcement for Portastor of Huntington

    I have today contacted local business the Shepherd Group, Portastor’s parent company, to request a meeting on the planned closure of this firm, so I can receive a detailed update on what this means for Portastor employees, and see if there is anything I can do to assist them at this difficult time. Portastor currently […]
  • July 17, 2019

    Julian raises York youth mental health services in Parliament

    Yesterday, Julian spoke about the importance of keeping waiting times for York’s youth mental health services under control in a parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall in the House of Commons. Julian noted that there have been peaks and troughs in waiting times for routine autism assessments in York, varying between 6 and 12 months in […]
  • July 12, 2019

    York Press column – Action on climate change

    No one following the news recently can have missed the growing prominence of climate change, with this spring’s controversial Extinction Rebellion protest and the youth climate strike movement the most eye-catching examples of rising public interest. Last month, the government made the historic announcement that the UK would commit to reach ‘net zero’ carbon emissions […]
  • July 9, 2019

    Julian meets Minister for Children and Families to highlight Special Educational Needs pressures in York

    Last week, Julian met with the Minister for Children and Families, Nadhim Zahawi MP, to press him on the need for changes to the way that support for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) is funded in schools. It follows on from a debate in Parliament that Julian organised in March in which he highlighted […]
  • July 5, 2019

    Julian welcomes news that Moor Lane application at Askham Bog is recommended for refusal

    Julian has welcomed the news that City of York Council have recommended refusal for the proposed development site on the land south of Moor Lane which included up to 516 properties, a sports pavilion, a local centre and associated landscaping. Writing to all residents on Moor Lane last December, Julian made clear his strong objections […]
  • July 5, 2019

    Julian campaigns to raise awareness of Shared Appreciation Mortgage scandal

    This week Julian has questioned Treasury Ministers in the House of Commons in a bid to raise awareness of an unjust equity release scheme that has impacted on thousands of families across the country, including a constituent in York. Shared Appreciation Mortgages (SAMs) were marketed primarily to pensioners in the 1980s and 90s, with the […]
  • July 3, 2019

    Julian visits Hull Road neurological care centre

    Last Friday, Julian was invited to visit the Woodlands Neurological Rehabilitation Centre, based just off Hull Road in the east of the city. This is a specialist care and rehabilitation facility for people who have had a stroke, as well as spinal cord disorders and acquired brain injury, taking patients on referral from York NHS. It […]