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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

  • February 23, 2018

    Branch Refurbishment for New Earswick Post Office

    Julian is encouraging New Earswick residents to make alternative plans during the upcoming refurbishment at the Folk Hall post office. Julian was recently informed by the Post Office that an extensive refurbishment will be taking place between Friday 9 March and Tuesday 3 April 2018. The Folk Hall branch is an important community asset for […]
  • February 22, 2018

    York Press Column: GCSE in Agriculture

    I have recently been making the case for a GCSE in agriculture; such a qualification is already available to students in Northern Ireland so it seems rather bizarre that those in Great Britain do not have the same opportunity. A new qualification of this kind offers significant skills and career opportunities to secondary-aged children, and […]
  • February 12, 2018

    Julian supports Cats Protection’s ‘paws-itive’ work in Huntington

    Last Friday, Julian visited the Cats Protection adoption centre in Huntington to see first-hand how the charity cares for unwanted cats, meeting the 23 current feline residents. After his visit, Julian said “I was really impressed at the work done by staff and volunteers here. The centre does a brilliant job looking after unwanted cats […]
  • February 7, 2018

    Julian lobbies Northern Powerhouse Minister on ensuring Local Enterprise Partnerships deliver for rural areas

    Yesterday afternoon, Julian convened a cross-party meeting with the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry, to discuss whether Local Enterprise Partnerships are doing enough for countryside communities. Julian led the meeting in his capacity as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Rural Business. The discussion was open to MPs and […]
  • February 7, 2018

    Julian Leads Agriculture GCSE Debate

    In a debate in Parliament today Julian made the case for the introduction of a GCSE in agriculture. Currently, only students in Northern Ireland have the option of studying a secondary qualification in agriculture and Julian is now advocating for the course to be available to students right across the country. With cutting-edge advancements in […]
  • February 6, 2018

    Julian presses Ministers on York NHS winter funding

    Julian this morning pressed Ministers at the Department of Health to make sure that York receives its fair share of the additional funding announced to help the health service deal with winter pressures in the Autumn Budget. York Hospital Trust has already received some extra funding under this winter package, but the release of the […]
  • February 2, 2018

    Julian Highlights Charity Funding Opportunity

    Julian is strongly encouraging community groups and local charities across York Outer to think about what they could do with up to £20,000 this year after being contacted by the People’s Postcode Lottery. Between 14 and 28 February 2018, charities are being urged to submit an expression of interest in the funding, which requires basic […]
  • February 1, 2018

    Julian calls on Ministers to prioritise easy migration for university researchers in Brexit negotiations

    Julian this morning asked Ministers responsible for the ongoing withdrawal negotiations to secure new arrangements that facilitate the migration of scientists and other academic researchers. In the House of Commons during questions to the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, David Davis, Julian said: “Could the Minister reassure me that upcoming negotiations on future […]
  • January 26, 2018

    Julian’s York Press Column – Protecting and renewing our environment

    Amid the weekly routine of political life at Westminster and the buzz of the 24 hour news cycle, it is always encouraging to see the government setting aside the time to think long-term about the kind of country we want to hand on to the next generation. This month saw a welcome example of this […]
  • January 25, 2018

    Julian signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

    This week Julian signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today. Saturday 27th January will mark the anniversary […]