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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Unity and self-discipline will get us through Coronavirus

York Press column – Unity and self-discipline will get us through Coronavirus

A month on from my last column on overcoming Yorkshire’s flooding challenges, our community and country now faces an even sterner test. The necessary restrictions on movement, and closure of public spaces make this in some ways the most serious emergency our nation has ever faced. Even on the brink of invasion in 1940, schools,

Julian writes to the Foreign Secretary to urge him to send repatriation flights to Australia and New Zealand

A number of constituents who are struggling to return home to the UK have...

Cross-party group of 12 Yorkshire MPs write to Housing Minister to oppose Askham Bog development appeal

Julian, together with 11 other MPs from across Yorkshire, has today written to the...

Julian writes to the Chancellor to urge him to provide more support to the self-employed

Julian has today written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak to ask...

Category: News & Articles

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]