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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

This summer has brought a dramatic overhaul of our country’s government, with the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. This certainly makes for a huge change in style from Theresa May, and the extensive Cabinet reshuffle means the wider government has also undergone thorough renewal. Above all, there has been a major clarification of

Julian concerned to hear of potential job losses at York based SuperBreak

Julian has today reacted to the disappointing news that Malvern Group, the parent company...

Julian applauds strong start made by new Prime Minister

Julian has applauded the progress that his preferred candidate in the Conservative leadership race,...

Julian welcomes the introduction of Claudia’s Law

Julian has today welcomed the introduction of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 after...

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  • October 3, 2017

    Julian welcomes Northern England transport funding commitment

    Julian has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement of extra funding to improve regional rail and road links, which could provide significant benefits for York and North Yorkshire. Speaking yesterday at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, Philip Hammond announced that the government will allocate £300 million to adapt infrastructure on the new HS2 line so it […]
  • September 28, 2017

    Julian discusses Transport and Infrastructure with City of York Council

    Last week, Julian met with representatives from City of York Council in West Offices to discuss a number of matters relating to local transport and infrastructure. Julian was very much encouraged to hear that the Council has secured £300,000 to conduct a development study into fully dualling the A1237. This exercise will consider the strategic […]
  • September 27, 2017

    Julian’s York Press Column: Reforming Education

    I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the many young people across York who received their GCSE and A-Level results over the summer. I was particularly interested to see the results of those sitting the new English and maths GCSEs and was delighted with provisional results showing that 69 per cent of students […]
  • September 22, 2017

    Action on post-Brexit science, environment and rural business

    Last week, Julian spent some of his time in Westminster addressing the important issues of future environmental and agriculture policy post-Brexit, safeguarding UK crop science as we leave the EU, and support for rural businesses. On Tuesday, in his capacity as Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture, he chaired […]
  • September 15, 2017

    Julian Welcomes School Funding Announcement

    Julian has welcomed the Department for Education’s recent announcement on school funding and described the commitment as “a victory for York’s schools”. The Secretary of State has set out the Government’s final decisions on the national funding formula for schools. This will come into effect from April 2018 and will replace the current unfair, opaque and […]
  • September 14, 2017

    Julian wears it pink for breast cancer fundraiser

    Julian has dressed in pink to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, ‘wear it pink’, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20th October to help raise vital funds for breast cancer research. Julian encourages his constituents to join him […]
  • 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 […]