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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Unity and self-discipline will get us through Coronavirus

York Press column – Unity and self-discipline will get us through Coronavirus

A month on from my last column on overcoming Yorkshire’s flooding challenges, our community and country now faces an even sterner test. The necessary restrictions on movement, and closure of public spaces make this in some ways the most serious emergency our nation has ever faced. Even on the brink of invasion in 1940, schools,

Julian writes to the Foreign Secretary to urge him to send repatriation flights to Australia and New Zealand

A number of constituents who are struggling to return home to the UK have...

Cross-party group of 12 Yorkshire MPs write to Housing Minister to oppose Askham Bog development appeal

Julian, together with 11 other MPs from across Yorkshire, has today written to the...

Julian writes to the Chancellor to urge him to provide more support to the self-employed

Julian has today written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak to ask...

Category: News & Articles

  • October 29, 2018

    Julian supports Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

    Julian showed his support for Macmillan Cancer Support on Wednesday 24 October by attending the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in Parliament. This year’s event focused on the challenges that people can face at different stages of their cancer experience. Following the success of Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event of the year on Friday 28 September, […]
  • October 24, 2018

    Julian raises local child’s need for new spinal muscular atrophy drug with Health Secretary

    Julian yesterday asked the Health Secretary to help ensure people with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) can access the life-changing new drug Spinraza on the NHS, including 3 year-old York resident Matilda Jamieson, who has Type 3 SMA. SMA is a serious rare genetic neuromuscular condition that causes progressive muscle weakness and loss of movement through […]
  • October 17, 2018

    Julian Pledges Support for Local Pubs in York Outer

    Julian has pledged his support for the Long Live the Local Campaign to help pubs in his constituency keep their doors open. Julian joins the more than 100,000 people who have signed the petition so far, including 142 in York Outer. Julian is calling on the Government to cut beer tax at the Budget later […]
  • October 16, 2018

    Julian presses government on commercialising university research to power growth

    Julian today urged the government to ensure greater focus on commercialising research to generate economic growth as part of its plans for raising UK spending on R and D (research and development). During questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, in the House of Commons, he asked: “What […]
  • October 11, 2018

    Julian welcomes construction starting on new mental health hospital

    Julian has welcomed the news that construction has begun on York’s new mental health hospital. The Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust has announced that building is now beginning at the site off Haxby Road, which has already been excavated and prepared. The new hospital will contain 72 beds in 4 wards, and will […]
  • October 10, 2018

    Julian speaks up for North Yorkshire in debate on historic Agriculture Bill

    Julian today used the first House of Commons debate on the Agriculture Bill to speak up for the interests of local communities and farmers in York and North Yorkshire. The Agriculture Bill is a central part of the Brexit process, establishing an independent British farming and environment framework as the UK leaves the European Union’s […]
  • October 5, 2018

    York Press Column: Opportunity

    With party conference season now over, readers may be expecting a break from the political coverage and analysis that hogs television screens and newspapers this time of year. If this is the case – although I expect it won’t be – then do not assume it will last long. The slogan for this year’s Conservative […]
  • October 1, 2018

    Julian Welcomes Ring Road Announcement

    Julian has welcomed the Secretary of State for Transport’s announcement that York’s outer ring road will be one of the first schemes to receive investment from the Major Road Network fund. Announced last July, this fund targets economically important roads under local authority responsibility. Commenting on the announcement, Julian said: “this is very welcome news […]
  • September 24, 2018

    Julian visits Dunnington pharmacy to mark launch of national flu vaccination service

    Last Friday, Julian visited Day Lewis Pharmacy in Dunnginton to see at first-hand how the national flu vaccination service is operating. Community pharmacy teams across the country are now offering NHS flu jabs in the lead-up to winter. The free service is available to everyone in designated ‘higher risk’ groups, such as older people and […]
  • September 14, 2018

    Julian wears it pink for charity fundraiser

    Julian added a splash of pink to his usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which will take place on Friday 19 October to raise money for vital breast cancer research. Joined by over 200 other parliamentarians in Westminster earlier this month, Julian is encouraging people across the UK to take […]