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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Statement on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

Statement on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

A moment of sorrow for the entire nation, as we mourn the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh. My thoughts are with the entire Royal Family today, but especially the Queen who was married to Prince Philip for over seven decades. It is always a tragedy to lose your partner and I offer my utmost

Julian’s parliamentary committee presses government to aid covid-hit wholesale and suppliers sector

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee on which Julian...

£2.9million funding boost for York’s cultural and heritage sites

Julian has welcomed the announcement that York will receive £2,965,522 to support iconic cultural...

Local Coronavirus Update

Since my last weekly vaccine update, family and friends have been able to enjoy...

Category: News & Articles

  • August 7, 2020

    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 have been welcomed by Julian. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Conservative Government has provided a huge and unprecedented package of support to protect both lives and livelihoods through this incredibly challenging period. In total, more than £160 billion has been provided […]
  • August 5, 2020

    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 and the end of the Second World War. Working with colleagues in Government including the Ministry of Defence and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Julian is determined that, as a nation, we come together to commemorate this highly […]
  • August 4, 2020

    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 investment, under the Government’s Getting Building Fund. The £900 million fund, which was announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in June as part of the Conservative Government’s New Deal for Britain – an ambitious economic strategy to rebuild Britain after coronavirus, […]
  • July 29, 2020

    £500,000 in targeted funding for North Yorkshire Police from new government Safer Streets Fund

    North Yorkshire Police has been awarded £548,980 as its share of the government’s new £25 million Safer Streets Fund. The Safer Streets Fund was an important Conservative manifesto commitment at the December 2019 general election to improve general security in communities especially impacted by ‘acquisitive crime’ such as car theft, robbery and burglary. This is […]
  • July 29, 2020

    York Press column – Business boost and government investment will revive York after coronavirus

    As we approach August, the absence of a virus flare-up thus far has allowed the careful easing of lockdown to proceed apace, with the reopening of leisure centres, gyms and beauticians, the return of sport, and live indoor performances. Sadly, York City lost out on promotion in their first post-lockdown match last weekend, despite a […]
  • July 28, 2020

    Julian welcomes continued positive trend in redressing school funding imbalance

    The Department for Education have announced the latest round of per-pupil school funding increases for the 2021-22 academic year, which includes a 4.5% average increase for schools in the York Outer constituency.   This builds on a 6% per-pupil funding boost already announced for the 2020-21 school year and compares to a national average of 3%.   […]
  • July 24, 2020

    Government investment in Transpennine rail line

    Julian Sturdy MP has welcomed the announcement that the Government will provide £589 million to begin vital upgrades on the Transpennine main line, benefitting passengers and businesses in York  The line, which connects Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester will bring significant improvements for passengers, while at the same time boosting local economies. The most congested section […]
  • July 21, 2020

    Julian votes against government on parliamentary scrutiny of trade agreements

    During yesterday’s debate on the Trade Bill, Julian voted against the government line, supporting an amendment to strengthen procedures for Parliament to scrutinise trade agreements negotiated by the government. The Trade Bill is an important consequence of the Brexit process, giving the UK government the tools to run an independent trade policy and sign trade […]
  • July 18, 2020

    BBC Radio York – Julian discusses Parliament Moving to York

    Julian spoke to Georgey Spanswick on Breakfast on BBC Radio York to discuss the revelation that York is being considered as a site for Parliament while the Palace of Westminster is renovated. Speaking to the York Press on this issue, Julian said: “While we should always be careful about drawing conclusions from leaked information, the […]
  • July 17, 2020

    £1.39 million in new funding for York Council to meet coronavirus costs

    Julian has welcomed the news that City of York Council is being allocated £1.39 million, as its share of new £500 million funding from government to help local authorities cope with the additional costs created by the coronavirus emergency. This latest cash injection means City of York Council has now received over £11.9 million to […]