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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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  • August 2, 2021

    133,100 homes and businesses in West and North Yorkshire to benefit from broadband upgrade

    People across York Outer are set to benefit from a lightning-fast broadband boost, as 133,100 rural homes and businesses in West and North Yorkshire are set to get access to the fastest broadband speeds on the market thanks to the Conservative Government’s £5 billion plan to level up internet access across the UK. The Project […]
  • July 30, 2021

    £34 million flood defence investment for York

    Julian has welcomed yesterday’s confirmation by the Environment Secretary of funding to support the ongoing upgrade of the city’s flood defences. The government’s flood and coastal erosion investment plan for 2021-27 will invest £5.2 billion in flood protection nationwide, with over £860 million being spent in 2021-22 on defence schemes overseen by the Environment Agency. […]
  • July 29, 2021

    Secondary schools in York Outer to benefit from Conservative Government’s £200 million summer school programme

    Julian has welcomed the announcement that Joseph Rowntree School, Manor Church of England Academy and Vale of York Academy are among the 2,820 secondary schools across England that will be hosting a summer school over the school holidays, as part of the Conservative Government’s £200 million Summer School programme. The summer schools will provide a […]
  • July 29, 2021

    York Press column – Self-isolation rules must not derail York’s recovery

    While the lifting of restrictions on social interaction from 19th July has meant York can begin to enjoy a summer closer to normality, the impact of covid measures remains very concerning for our city. Just as local businesses are beginning to rebuild from the devastating impact of 16 months of disruption, they are being hit […]
  • July 27, 2021

    86 extra police officers North Yorkshire

    Julian has welcomed the announcement that 86 police officers have been recruited in North Yorkshire since September 2019, bringing the total number of officers up to 1,536. The latest figures are part of the Conservative Government’s drive to get 20,000 more police officers on the street by 2023. In total, an extra 9,814 police officers […]
  • July 26, 2021

    Julian meets Minister on pandemic-style antibiotic resistance threat

    Last week, Julian met with Minister for the Environment Rebecca Pow, introducing her to academic researchers from Exeter University, who have proposals for how the government’s Environment Bill could be improved to better counter the risk of antibiotic resistance driven by antimicrobial residues in water and sewage. The growth of antibiotic- and drug-resistant infection is […]
  • July 21, 2021

    Julian Reacts to Local Government Reorganisation Decision

    Following the decision by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to recommend a proposal for local government reorganisation which upgrades North Yorkshire County Council to a unitary authority leaving City of York Council unchanged, Julian issued the following statement: “Having been a strong supporter of the alternative East-West model, I am understandably disappointed […]
  • July 19, 2021

    Hempland Primary School benefits from School Rebuilding Programme

    Thousands more pupils are set to benefit from new, modern, energy efficient school buildings as a further 50 schools are confirmed for the Prime Minister’s ten-year rebuilding programme, to level up opportunities for all. Transforming education for thousands of pupils, the 50 projects announced today build on the existing programme bringing the total number of […]
  • July 14, 2021

    York Press column – ‘Freedom Day’ set to go ahead

    While I have often had cause to be heavily critical of the Government’s Covid policy during the last few months, this week I think it is time to give credit where credit is due. Few would claim that the vaccination programme has been anything other than a success – in fact, my criticism has been […]
  • July 13, 2021

    National Food Strategy must embrace agricultural science and innovation

    Speaking ahead of the expected publication later this week of the National Food Strategy, Julian as Chair of the influential All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture in Parliament has set out his hopes that the Strategy will include a central role for agricultural science and innovation. “A healthier, more sustainable and climate […]