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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian welcomes Government decision to allow York Central application to progress

Julian welcomes Government decision to allow York Central application to progress

Julian has today received confirmation from Kit Malthouse MP, the Housing Minister, that the Government will not call in the planning application for the redevelopment of the York Central site. It follows a meeting last week between Julian and Jake Berry MP, the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse in which he urged the Government to

Julian to meet with new Roads Minister to press need for clarity on ring-road dualling bid

Julian is set to meet with Michael Ellis, the new Minister of State at...

Julian asks Transport Secretary to commit to new Azuma trains coming to York by August

Yesterday, Julian questioned the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling about the delays...

York Press column – The Conservative leadership contest

The Conservative Party faces a challenge of epic proportions. Our task is to safely...

Category: News & Articles

  • December 21, 2017

    Julian supports call for wider ivory sales ban

    Julian is supporting calls for the government to widen its proposals for a ban on UK ivory sales to cover all ivory-bearing species, including the hippopotamus, walrus, and narwhal, as well as elephants. During a question session in the House of Commons earlier this month, Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith highlighted evidence of an increase in […]
  • December 20, 2017

    Juilan calls on Government to reopen York – Beverley railway line

    Julian has called on the Government to reopen the York – Beverley railway line. This follows the Secretary of State’s recent announcement stating an intention to expand the rail network. The line was recommended for closure in the 1963 Beeching report and closed in November 1965. However, the Government has committed to working with local […]
  • December 18, 2017

    Julian discusses the future of York’s library service

    Last Friday, Julian visited Acomb Explore Library Learning Centre where he met with Fiona Williams, CEO of Explore York Libraries and Archives. This was to discuss the future vision of York’s library service and learn more about Explore as an organisation. Explore York is contracted by the City of York Council and provides 14 static […]
  • December 7, 2017

    Julian questions Ministers on flood defences south of York

    Julian this morning asked Ministers about the resilience of flood defences, and emphasised the need to remember smaller communities south of York when drawing up flood protection plans. In the House of Commons during questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, Julian said: “Hard flood defences like the […]
  • December 7, 2017

    Julian visits Copmanthorpe Pharmacy to encourage residents to ‘Stay Well this Winter’ and ‘Think Pharmacy First’

    Julian recently visited Copmanthorpe Pharmacy to learn about how North Yorkshire Community Pharmacies are supporting the “Stay Well this Winter” campaign promoted by the NHS and Public Health England. This encourages people most at risk from colder weather, including people with long-term health conditions and the over 65s, to prepare for the lower temperatures, along […]
  • December 4, 2017

    Julian Pledges his support to help campaigners save New Earswick Swimming Pool

    Last Saturday, Julian visited New Earswick Swimming Pool where he met with campaigners, pool users and parents to discuss the shock decision by the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) to close this facility. Since this announcement in October to close the pool, Julian has corresponded with many constituents who have all expressed their level of […]
  • December 1, 2017

    Julian visits Haxby fish and chip shop for Small Business Saturday 2017

    Julian today paid a visit to the award-winning Millers fish and chip shop in Haxby to support the Small Business Saturday 2017 campaign. This annual event highlights the achievements of small businesses, and encourages people to support small enterprises across the UK. Millers has been established in Haxby for 75 years, and is now run […]
  • December 1, 2017

    Julian’s York Press Column: Autumn Budget

    The decision taken by George Osborne in 2010 to have a second Budget was a notable moment and the first time such an occurrence had happened since 1979. Since then we have had two Budgets in 2015 and then two again this year. The reason for our double helping is a result of the Chancellor’s […]
  • November 22, 2017

    Julian Welcomes Chancellor’s Balanced Approach in Budget Announcement

    Julian welcomed today’s Budget announcement; describing it as “a sensible balance between fiscal responsibility and optimistic investment”. The Chancellor of the Exchequer opened his statement by asserting that the UK’s deficit will fall to 2.3 per cent of GDP in 2017 as national debt will start falling next year as a share of national income. […]
  • November 21, 2017

    Important Update on 30 Hours Free Childcare

    Julian is promoting important information for working parents regarding the 30 hours free childcare scheme. The Government are now looking ahead to a new cohort of children joining the scheme in January. These are the children who will have turned three years old by the end of December. Parents wanting to take up a 30 […]