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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian welcomes Government decision to allow York Central application to progress

Julian welcomes Government decision to allow York Central application to progress

Julian has today received confirmation from Kit Malthouse MP, the Housing Minister, that the Government will not call in the planning application for the redevelopment of the York Central site. It follows a meeting last week between Julian and Jake Berry MP, the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse in which he urged the Government to

Julian to meet with new Roads Minister to press need for clarity on ring-road dualling bid

Julian is set to meet with Michael Ellis, the new Minister of State at...

Julian asks Transport Secretary to commit to new Azuma trains coming to York by August

Yesterday, Julian questioned the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling about the delays...

York Press column – The Conservative leadership contest

The Conservative Party faces a challenge of epic proportions. Our task is to safely...

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  • September 7, 2017

    Julian elected to Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

    On Tuesday, Julian was elected to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee of the House of Commons by his parliamentary colleagues. The Committee has an important role in scrutinising government activity on environmental, agricultural and rural matters, and in investigating important issues within its remit, and has powers to examine official papers and take […]
  • September 6, 2017

    Antibiotic Resistance: The Challenge We Face

    Next year will mark ninety years since Sir Alexander Fleming identified the antibacterial qualities of penicillin. The ground-breaking discovery was made upon return to his untidy laboratory following a family summer holiday. As I return to my parliamentary office this week following the summer recess I expect I shall be having a similar experience; my […]
  • August 24, 2017

    Julian’s York Press Column – Science, Technology, Farming, and Our Economic Future

    Over the last year in Parliament I have acted as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture. This might sound like a dry subject, but it in fact directly relates to huge national and international challenges of the global economy, world hunger and climate change. The use of science and […]
  • July 27, 2017

    Julian’s York Press Column: York’s Rail Opportunities

    When I think of the beginning of the Railway Age I wonder just what the residents of York made of such a futuristic venture being assembled right through the middle of our great city. At a time where modes of transport were restricted to boat and horse drawn carriage, I expect there was great excitement […]
  • July 13, 2017

    Referendum on Upper and Nether Poppleton Neighbourhood Plan

    Julian has welcomed the upcoming local referendum on the Upper and Nether Poppleton Neighbourhood Plan. Neighbourhood planning is a relatively new concept whereby local communities have their say on the future of development of housing and employment in their area. The residents of Upper and Nether Poppleton will now be asked to decide whether they […]
  • July 7, 2017

    Julian Calls For Hessay Asphalt Plant to be Blocked

    Julian has joined with local residents and ward councillors calling for a proposed asphalt plant in Hessay to be refused planning permission. He has been working alongside ward councillor Chris Steward for many weeks on exploring the concerns raised by application. It is estimated that the asphalt plant would generate an additional 176 daily vehicle […]
  • July 5, 2017

    Julian sees opportunities in Transport Investment Strategy

    Julian has welcomed the Department for Transport’s newly announced investment plan for Britain. The creation of a ‘Major Road Network’ with access to up to a £1 billion fund means that for the first time, main roads overseen by local authorities can have a slice of the annual £5.3bn National Road Fund. This fund is […]
  • June 21, 2017

    Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech

    Julian has welcomed today’s Queen’s Speech, which includes measures on fairer funding for schools, improvements to mental health services, and making a success of the UK’s exit from the European Union. Julian has campaigned for several years for changes to the national schools funding formula for England, in order to end the long-standing disadvantages faced […]
  • June 15, 2017

    Julian Welcomes New Mental Health Hospital Announcement

    Julian has welcomed the news that progress is being made to replace York’s mental health hospital. The Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust (TEWV) announced today that their Board of Directors have approved the Haxby Road site as the preferred location for York’s new mental health hospital. This follows a public consultation on three […]
  • June 12, 2017

    Julian’s Post-Election Message

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those people who went to the polling station last Thursday and voted for me to be the MP for York Outer. I was delighted to be re-elected with an increased share of the vote and I was encouraged to see a considerable improvement in […]