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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

There is no point pretending last week’s heavy by-election losses do not send a serious message to the government. Defeated in both a traditionally very ‘safe’ rural West Country seat and urban West Yorkshire, my party is clearly struggling to retain public confidence across a diverse swathe of communities. My thoughts on how our leadership

Haxby Railway Station one step closer with successful Restoring York Railways bid

Following months of intense lobbying in Westminster supporting City of York Council’s bid for...

Julian backs precision breeding law to ensure food security and protect the environment

This week, Julian used the first House of Commons stage of the government’s Genetic...

York Press column – Action on Education

Every child deserves a first-class education to equip them with the skills to pursue...

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  • May 25, 2021

    Julian backs Environment Bill amendments to fight deforestation

    Today, Julian has added his name to proposed amendments to the new draft environment law, to create tough new requirements to tackle deforestation overseas in regions like the Amazon. The Environment Bill creates British replacements for the EU environmental rules and regulation structures that we have left as part of the Brexit process, and creates […]
  • May 20, 2021

    York Press column – Don’t delay, get your jab when you are eligible

    With the reopening of indoor hospitality this week and the bulk of local businesses trading once more, it truly feels as if we are emerging from our nearly five-month long lockdown hibernation in anticipation of a summer of fun and festivity.   In the House of Commons, there is also a feeling of renewal with […]
  • May 19, 2021

    York Press article – Ensuring access to GP appointments

    While York’s GPs have done an amazing job arranging vaccination, and continuing to attend to residents throughout the pandemic, it is clear that a number of people have found it hard to access local medical attention. Having already raised the matter with the leadership of Vale of York NHS CCG, the local umbrella body for […]
  • May 11, 2021

    Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech

    Julian has welcomed today’s Queen’s Speech, outlining the government’s draft laws and proposals for the new session of Parliament. The Speech focused on the government’s plan to spread economic growth and opportunity more fairly across all regions of the country, fight crime with tougher sentences, widen home ownership, create new adult retraining and skills options, […]
  • May 6, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    Following a rain filled Bank Holiday weekend, the days when hospitality businesses can open indoors can’t come soon enough. May will also see a boost to our local vaccine supply which should see vaccination centre stay on course to hit all targets to the end of July. In the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and […]
  • May 5, 2021

    York Press column – Nestle news must not hold back York’s recovery

    Although most York residents will have enjoyed a well-earned bank holiday, this will sadly have been a worrying time for Nestle employees given the company’s decision to shed 98 roles at its Haxby Road site, as part of a wider big investment in our city. I am available to assist all impacted constituents, and on […]
  • April 30, 2021

    Julian questions Transport Secretary on foreign travel reopening

    Yesterday, Julian questioned the Transport Secretary on the need to provide urgent clarification for both holidaymakers and businesses in the wider travel industry on how the Government’s proposed traffic light system for foreign travel is going to work. Speaking in the House of Commons, Julian said it was essential for the Government to publish detailed […]
  • April 29, 2021

    Julian discusses Pet Thefts with Home Secretary

    Julian welcomed the Home Secretary Priti Patel MP as well as Philip Allot, the Conservative candidate for Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in North Yorkshire, to Red House Kennels and Cattery near York to discuss dog theft. The Home Secretary confirmed that a major Government meeting is shortly taking place between different departments, including DEFRA […]
  • April 29, 2021

    BBC Radio York – Julian discusses Nestle Investment and Job Losses

    Julian spoke to Georgey Spanswick on BBC Radio York to discuss the recent announcement that Nestle will be investing an additional £20.2 million into their York site to boost KitKat production via machine upgrades and efficiencies. Sadly these improvements mean that 98 workers will be made redundant. £20 million is a significant investment to the […]
  • April 28, 2021

    Nestle jobs announcement

    This is very concerning news for those affected, and I am already in touch with Nestle arranging an urgent meeting, at which I will press them to make the very best arrangements for local employees. I understand these proposals are still at consultation stage, and I expect Nestle to ensure this is a meaningful process […]