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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

Julian has joined members of Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee in writing to the Secretary of State for Business, Alok Sharma MP, to call for the suspension of Sunday Trading Laws for as long as emergency powers are in effect. Julian believes that the current restrictions imposed on shops make it much

Julian welcomes new ‘Nightingale’ hospital to fight coronavirus in Yorkshire

I am reassured by the official confirmation that a new ‘Nightingale’ emergency coronavirus hospital...

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...

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...

Category: News & Articles

  • 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 […]
  • December 28, 2017

    York Press Column: The Year Ahead

    I hope that readers have enjoyed a peaceful Christmas and I trust all is going well in the preparation for New Years’ celebrations.  As another year draws hastily to a close, I am taking stock of what has been another busy twelve months and looking ahead with a certain amount of optimism. When writing for […]
  • December 21, 2017

    Julian’s Christmas Message

    As 2017 draws to a close I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all constituents a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Had somebody told me this time last year that I would be fighting a General Election campaign in just under four months I would have been very, very sceptical. However, I […]
  • December 21, 2017

    Julian supports call for wider ivory sales ban

    Julian is supporting calls for the government to widen its proposals for a ban on UK ivory sales to cover all ivory-bearing species, including the hippopotamus, walrus, and narwhal, as well as elephants. During a question session in the House of Commons earlier this month, Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith highlighted evidence of an increase in […]
  • December 20, 2017

    Juilan calls on Government to reopen York – Beverley railway line

    Julian has called on the Government to reopen the York – Beverley railway line. This follows the Secretary of State’s recent announcement stating an intention to expand the rail network. The line was recommended for closure in the 1963 Beeching report and closed in November 1965. However, the Government has committed to working with local […]
  • December 18, 2017

    Julian discusses the future of York’s library service

    Last Friday, Julian visited Acomb Explore Library Learning Centre where he met with Fiona Williams, CEO of Explore York Libraries and Archives. This was to discuss the future vision of York’s library service and learn more about Explore as an organisation. Explore York is contracted by the City of York Council and provides 14 static […]
  • December 7, 2017

    Julian questions Ministers on flood defences south of York

    Julian this morning asked Ministers about the resilience of flood defences, and emphasised the need to remember smaller communities south of York when drawing up flood protection plans. In the House of Commons during questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, Julian said: “Hard flood defences like the […]
  • December 7, 2017

    Julian visits Copmanthorpe Pharmacy to encourage residents to ‘Stay Well this Winter’ and ‘Think Pharmacy First’

    Julian recently visited Copmanthorpe Pharmacy to learn about how North Yorkshire Community Pharmacies are supporting the “Stay Well this Winter” campaign promoted by the NHS and Public Health England. This encourages people most at risk from colder weather, including people with long-term health conditions and the over 65s, to prepare for the lower temperatures, along […]
  • December 4, 2017

    Julian Pledges his support to help campaigners save New Earswick Swimming Pool

    Last Saturday, Julian visited New Earswick Swimming Pool where he met with campaigners, pool users and parents to discuss the shock decision by the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) to close this facility. Since this announcement in October to close the pool, Julian has corresponded with many constituents who have all expressed their level of […]