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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian backs Great British Spring Clean

Julian backs Great British Spring Clean

Julian has pledged his support for the UK’s biggest mass action environmental campaign, 2020’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’, organised by environment charity Keep Britain Tidy. This will see up to 600,000 people act to clean up streets, beaches and parks across the country between 20th March and 13th April. The campaign unites residents, community groups,

Julian’s New Year message for the York Press

“In 2020 I will focus on ensuring that the government’s plans for improving public...

Julian welcomes Christmas Queen’s Speech

“I warmly welcome today’s Queen’s Speech, setting out the government’s agenda for the new...

Julian’s post-election message

I want to warmly thank everyone who voted to re-elect me as MP for...

Category: News & Articles

  • April 9, 2018

    Julian learns about managing Yorkshire’s uplands for public benefit

    Last month Julian met with environmental groups, land managers and Richmond MP Rishi Sunak in Bishopdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park to discuss how the region’s upland areas can be managed to provide environmental benefits, like natural flood defences and measures to combat the impacts of climate change. The government has proposed that current […]
  • March 23, 2018

    York Press Column: Spring Statement

    Last week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his first Spring Statement. This is the Government’s opportunity to respond to forecasts from the independent forecaster the Office for Budgetary Responsibility. I have the OBR’s report on my desk, however I am sure you will be pleased to read that I won’t be covering all 236 […]
  • March 22, 2018

    Julian welcomes progress on infrastructure fund bid for York Central and Clifton Gate sites.

    Julian has warmly welcomed the announcement from the Secretary of State for Housing, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, that the City of York Council’s application to the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) has moved on to the next stage. Commenting, Julian said “I am delighted that York’s application to the HIF has cleared the first […]
  • March 22, 2018

    Julian meets Minister on future on Strensall Barracks site

    On Wednesday Julian met with Minister Tobias Ellwood and officials at the Ministry of Defence in London for an update on plans for the closure and sale of Queen Elizabeth Barracks and Towthorpe Lines in Strensall. Julian emphasised the importance of engagement and communication with the affected local community. He also stressed that the potential […]
  • March 21, 2018

    Julian lobbies government on access to new Cystic Fibrosis drug

    Julian has acted to support local residents affected by Cystic Fibrosis by writing to the Health Secretary and tabling written parliamentary questions to the Department of Health regarding the provision of the drug Orkambi on the NHS. Orkambi can have a life-altering impact on the lives of people with Cystic Fibrosis, helping to alleviate some […]
  • March 19, 2018

    Julian to host Haxby Local Plan drop-in meeting

    Julian will be holding a public local plan drop-in event on Saturday 24th March at Haxby Memorial Hall, from 10am-12noon to discuss the latest Local Plan proposals. Julian will be joined by Haxby and Wigginton ward councillors, Tony Richardson and John Gates. Local MP, Julian Sturdy said “It has been a long road to reach […]
  • March 13, 2018

    Julian Welcomes Chancellor’s Announcement of Higher Economic Growth

    Julian has welcomed today’s Spring Statement and echoed the Chancellor’s declaration that it is time to “stop talking Britain down”. After reverting to an Autumn Budget, the Government has made clear that there will only be one fiscal event each year and this will provide longer preparation for upcoming tax changes in the new financial […]
  • March 1, 2018

    Julian meets Yorkshire branch of Royal College of Nursing

    Last Friday, Julian met with the regional branch of the Royal College of Nursing to discuss matters affecting NHS nursing in the area. He was updated on a range of nursing issues and local health and care services, and discussed how he could best support improvements to nursing in Yorkshire. Julian also heard about the […]
  • February 27, 2018

    Julian Raises Northern Ring Road at Treasury Questions

    Today Julian pressed the Chancellor of the Exchequer to consider future housing development when investing to upgrade strategic roads, including the A1237 in York. During an Oral Questions session in the House of Commons, Julian warmly noted that Vehicle Excise Duty would be made available for improving major strategic roads under the control of local […]
  • 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 […]