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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

This summer has brought a dramatic overhaul of our country’s government, with the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. This certainly makes for a huge change in style from Theresa May, and the extensive Cabinet reshuffle means the wider government has also undergone thorough renewal. Above all, there has been a major clarification of

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...

Julian applauds strong start made by new Prime Minister

Julian has applauded the progress that his preferred candidate in the Conservative leadership race,...

Julian welcomes the introduction of Claudia’s Law

Julian has today welcomed the introduction of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 after...

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  • February 26, 2018

    Julian leads group of MPs in lobbying government on rural digital opportunities

    Earlier this month, Julian led a cross-party group of MPs and peers in writing to the Minister for Digital, Margot James to highlight the huge opportunities for rural businesses from greater use of digital tools, and the need to ensure sufficient broadband and mobile coverage to allow these to be taken up. This initiative grew […]
  • February 23, 2018

    Branch Refurbishment for New Earswick Post Office

    Julian is encouraging New Earswick residents to make alternative plans during the upcoming refurbishment at the Folk Hall post office. Julian was recently informed by the Post Office that an extensive refurbishment will be taking place between Friday 9 March and Tuesday 3 April 2018. The Folk Hall branch is an important community asset for […]
  • February 22, 2018

    York Press Column: GCSE in Agriculture

    I have recently been making the case for a GCSE in agriculture; such a qualification is already available to students in Northern Ireland so it seems rather bizarre that those in Great Britain do not have the same opportunity. A new qualification of this kind offers significant skills and career opportunities to secondary-aged children, and […]
  • February 12, 2018

    Julian supports Cats Protection’s ‘paws-itive’ work in Huntington

    Last Friday, Julian visited the Cats Protection adoption centre in Huntington to see first-hand how the charity cares for unwanted cats, meeting the 23 current feline residents. After his visit, Julian said “I was really impressed at the work done by staff and volunteers here. The centre does a brilliant job looking after unwanted cats […]
  • February 7, 2018

    Julian lobbies Northern Powerhouse Minister on ensuring Local Enterprise Partnerships deliver for rural areas

    Yesterday afternoon, Julian convened a cross-party meeting with the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry, to discuss whether Local Enterprise Partnerships are doing enough for countryside communities. Julian led the meeting in his capacity as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Rural Business. The discussion was open to MPs and […]
  • February 7, 2018

    Julian Leads Agriculture GCSE Debate

    In a debate in Parliament today Julian made the case for the introduction of a GCSE in agriculture. Currently, only students in Northern Ireland have the option of studying a secondary qualification in agriculture and Julian is now advocating for the course to be available to students right across the country. With cutting-edge advancements in […]
  • February 6, 2018

    Julian presses Ministers on York NHS winter funding

    Julian this morning pressed Ministers at the Department of Health to make sure that York receives its fair share of the additional funding announced to help the health service deal with winter pressures in the Autumn Budget. York Hospital Trust has already received some extra funding under this winter package, but the release of the […]
  • February 2, 2018

    Julian Highlights Charity Funding Opportunity

    Julian is strongly encouraging community groups and local charities across York Outer to think about what they could do with up to £20,000 this year after being contacted by the People’s Postcode Lottery. Between 14 and 28 February 2018, charities are being urged to submit an expression of interest in the funding, which requires basic […]
  • February 1, 2018

    Julian calls on Ministers to prioritise easy migration for university researchers in Brexit negotiations

    Julian this morning asked Ministers responsible for the ongoing withdrawal negotiations to secure new arrangements that facilitate the migration of scientists and other academic researchers. In the House of Commons during questions to the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, David Davis, Julian said: “Could the Minister reassure me that upcoming negotiations on future […]
  • January 26, 2018

    Julian’s York Press Column – Protecting and renewing our environment

    Amid the weekly routine of political life at Westminster and the buzz of the 24 hour news cycle, it is always encouraging to see the government setting aside the time to think long-term about the kind of country we want to hand on to the next generation. This month saw a welcome example of this […]