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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Outer flood risk update

York Outer flood risk update

I am closely monitoring the situation, and have checked in with our local Environment Agency team about the steps they are taking. I aim to visit affected areas and examine the effectiveness of defences in person, covid rules allowing, as soon as possible. The River Ouse is rising to an estimated 4.5 to 4.7 metres

Julian votes against government again on parliamentary control of trade agreements

During yesterday’s debate on amendments to the Trade Bill made by the House of...

Askham Bar vaccination centre upgraded to new national vaccination hub for region

I am delighted to hear that the Askham Bar vaccination site is being expanded...

Julian pushes Ministers on strengthening parliamentary scrutiny of trade agreements

This morning at Questions to the Secretary of State for International Trade in the...

Category: News & Articles

  • April 1, 2020

    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, […]
  • March 31, 2020

    Covid-19 and future of food supplies – Yorkshire Post Letter to the Editor

    Dear Sir, The ongoing coronavirus disruption and public anxiety over supermarket food stocks throws an important new light on the recent debate about the protection of British food production from low-quality imports under post-Brexit trading arrangements. The current situation demonstrates the value of maintaining a strong UK food and farming sector, so that our national […]
  • March 26, 2020

    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 contacted Julian for assistance as flights from most destinations are now becoming limited or unavailable. Yesterday, Julian wrote to the Foreign Secretary on behalf of his constituents in Australia and New Zealand calling for the Government to organise repatriation flights, while […]
  • March 25, 2020

    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 Housing Minister to oppose the development of 516 homes on land adjacent to the Askham Bog Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Last year, the planning committee of City of York Council unanimously rejected the application after concerns were raised by […]
  • March 25, 2020

    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 that the self-employed are given Government backed support that is comparable to that already announced for businesses and employees. Under the measures currently announced, the self-employed will benefit from Employment Support Allowance being made available from Day 1 and the removal […]
  • March 16, 2020

    Coronavirus outbreak

    I know many residents will feel some concern given news about the spread of coronavirus. I want all constituents to know that I am here to help in any way I can. I am already assisting a number of constituents who have got in touch with me regarding aspects of the coronavirus situation, and I […]
  • March 11, 2020

    Julian welcomes York Central funding announcement

    Julian has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement in the Budget that he has approved an investment, potentially totalling £77 million, from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to unlock the York Central brownfield site. Julian had previously raised delays to the approval of the funding on the floor of the House of Commons and was due to […]
  • March 11, 2020

    Julian welcomes Budget to beat coronavirus and spread prosperity

    “I am reassured by the £30 billion assigned to cushion the impact of the coronavirus outbreak across the economy, public services and families. The Chancellor said that our NHS will be given whatever it needs to fight coronavirus, with £5 billion assigned immediately to a COVID-19 response fund to support the health service, local authorities […]
  • March 9, 2020

    Julian welcomes ‘Shared Rural Network’ to improve rural mobile coverage

    Julian has welcomed today’s announcement of a scheme to extend mobile coverage in hard-to-reach rural areas, thanks to a major new deal between the government and UK mobile network operators. The ‘Shared Rural Network’ will mean that high quality 4G coverage will be available for 95% of the UK by 2026. 4G mobile coverage is […]
  • March 4, 2020

    York Press column – Flooding tests our Yorkshire grit

    Our city has now endured over two weeks of flooding and high water levels, thankfully escaping the worst impacts that have hit other parts of Yorkshire and the country, unlike in 2015. The torrent has of course been hugely distressing for those directly affected, and disruptive for us all, but so far the extensive readiness […]