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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

  • February 7, 2018

    Julian lobbies Northern Powerhouse Minister on ensuring Local Enterprise Partnerships deliver for rural areas

    Yesterday afternoon, Julian convened a cross-party meeting with the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry, to discuss whether Local Enterprise Partnerships are doing enough for countryside communities. Julian led the meeting in his capacity as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Rural Business. The discussion was open to MPs and […]
  • February 7, 2018

    Julian Leads Agriculture GCSE Debate

    In a debate in Parliament today Julian made the case for the introduction of a GCSE in agriculture. Currently, only students in Northern Ireland have the option of studying a secondary qualification in agriculture and Julian is now advocating for the course to be available to students right across the country. With cutting-edge advancements in […]
  • February 6, 2018

    Julian presses Ministers on York NHS winter funding

    Julian this morning pressed Ministers at the Department of Health to make sure that York receives its fair share of the additional funding announced to help the health service deal with winter pressures in the Autumn Budget. York Hospital Trust has already received some extra funding under this winter package, but the release of the […]
  • February 2, 2018

    Julian Highlights Charity Funding Opportunity

    Julian is strongly encouraging community groups and local charities across York Outer to think about what they could do with up to £20,000 this year after being contacted by the People’s Postcode Lottery. Between 14 and 28 February 2018, charities are being urged to submit an expression of interest in the funding, which requires basic […]
  • February 1, 2018

    Julian calls on Ministers to prioritise easy migration for university researchers in Brexit negotiations

    Julian this morning asked Ministers responsible for the ongoing withdrawal negotiations to secure new arrangements that facilitate the migration of scientists and other academic researchers. In the House of Commons during questions to the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, David Davis, Julian said: “Could the Minister reassure me that upcoming negotiations on future […]
  • January 26, 2018

    Julian’s York Press Column – Protecting and renewing our environment

    Amid the weekly routine of political life at Westminster and the buzz of the 24 hour news cycle, it is always encouraging to see the government setting aside the time to think long-term about the kind of country we want to hand on to the next generation. This month saw a welcome example of this […]
  • January 25, 2018

    Julian signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

    This week Julian signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today. Saturday 27th January will mark the anniversary […]
  • January 17, 2018

    Energy bills savings advice from Citizens Advice York

    York’s Citizens Advice service is organising a series of events to help people save money on their energy bills this winter. Julian would encourage any local residents with questions in this area to consider attending. Citizens Advice York is inviting residents to bring along their bills to a series of local events to ‘check, switch, […]
  • January 17, 2018

    Julian to meet with Post Office to discuss Dringhouses branch closure.  

      Julian has called on the Post Office to provide an urgent update following the recent branch closure on Tadcaster Road. The branch was unexpectedly closed before Christmas and it is now unclear whether it will reopen or be moved to another location. Commenting, Julian said: “It was disappointing news when the Tadcaster Road post […]
  • January 12, 2018

    Julian welcomes new 25 Year Environment Plan and action on plastic waste

    Julian has welcomed yesterday’s launch of the government’s new 25 Year Environment Plan by the Prime Minister, including important measures to tackle the problem of plastic waste. These include a target to achieve zero avoidable plastic waste by 2042, and the extension of the successful 5p plastic bag charge to customers at small shops. The […]