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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

This summer has brought a dramatic overhaul of our country’s government, with the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. This certainly makes for a huge change in style from Theresa May, and the extensive Cabinet reshuffle means the wider government has also undergone thorough renewal. Above all, there has been a major clarification of

Julian concerned to hear of potential job losses at York based SuperBreak

Julian has today reacted to the disappointing news that Malvern Group, the parent company...

Julian applauds strong start made by new Prime Minister

Julian has applauded the progress that his preferred candidate in the Conservative leadership race,...

Julian welcomes the introduction of Claudia’s Law

Julian has today welcomed the introduction of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 after...

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  • October 31, 2017

    Julian Supports World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

    On Wednesday the 18 October, Julian showed his support for Macmillan Cancer support by attending a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in Parliament. The occasion marked the launch of a new report, ‘Am I Meant to Be Okay Now?: Stories of Life After Treatment’, that focuses on the challenges faced by people after cancer treatment ends. […]
  • October 27, 2017

    Julian’s York Press Column: Local Plan Consultation

    I am writing my column during a period which has become a regular occurrence for York residents over the past few years – Local Plan draft consultation time. It has been a long road to this point. My mind is cast back to chairing packed out village halls during the consultations under the previous Labour […]
  • October 26, 2017

    Julian Meets With Chief Executive at Askham Bryan College

    Earlier this month Julian visited Askham Bryan College to meet with the Chief Executive, Catherine Dixon. After an informative tour of the college, Julian was able to discuss a number of matters regarding apprenticeships and technical qualifications, and was pleased to hear about the college’s plans for expansion.     Over 2,000 employers are currently involved […]
  • October 25, 2017

    ME in York – Film Showing at City Screen York on 1st November

    Last week, Julian was looking into the impact of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) in York, and engaging with the York ME Community, the local support group for those affected by this illness. ME affects around 800 people in the York area, and an estimated 250,000 across the country. It is a very serious and debilitating condition, […]
  • October 24, 2017

    Julian sees Drive for Literacy in action at Poppleton Ousebank primary school

    This week, Julian visited Poppleton Ousebank primary school to learn more about their partnership with the national literacy charity, Driver Youth Trust. Together they will be implementing ‘Drive for Literacy’, DYT’s flagship programme – designed to support pupils with literacy difficulties by developing existing skills in schools. Many children in the UK have literacy difficulties […]
  • October 23, 2017

    To support enterprise, fairness and food the government should extend the Groceries Code Adjudicator

    During the autumn, Ministers are expected to announce their plans for the future of our Groceries Code Adjudicator, sometimes called the “Supermarkets’ Ombudsman”. Extending the remit of this successful regulator, on which the government has been consulting, is a much-needed step that would support enterprise, competition and fairness in the groceries sector – from field […]
  • October 17, 2017

    Julian backs Anthony Nolan campaign

    Julian has backed a campaign by blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, calling for better care for people recovering from a stem cell transplant. Despite stem cell transplant patients often being known as “patients for life” due to the long-term side-effects of the treatment, many are not receiving adequate support for the physical, practical and psychological […]
  • October 11, 2017

    Yorkshire Devolution: Parliamentary Debate

    In a debate held in Parliament yesterday regarding Yorkshire devolution, Julian made clear that York risked being left behind as a result of slow progress in securing a deal for the area. The debate, introduced by John Grogan, the Member of Parliament for Keighley focused upon options for devolving powers to Yorkshire and was well […]
  • October 10, 2017

    Julian hosts Northern Rail in Parliament

    Today in Parliament, Julian hosted a Northern Rail event for Members of Parliament across the north to meet with directors and discuss upcoming developments on the rail network. Julian was encouraged to hear about upgrades to the York – Harrogate line as the current Pacer trains will be replaced by the end of 2019 with […]
  • October 4, 2017

    Julian supports government action on animal cruelty sentences and plastics recycling

    Julian has welcomed the Environment Secretary’s decision to introduce tougher sentences for cruelty to animals, and plan for the introduction of a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles. Michael Gove announced these measures on Monday in his speech to the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. He said the government would increase the maximum prison sentence […]