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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian quizzes Boris Johnson on York covid tier 2 restrictions at Prime Minister’s Questions

Julian quizzes Boris Johnson on York covid tier 2 restrictions at Prime Minister’s Questions

At Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon, Julian called for the government to share more evidence on why York was put into tier 2 covid restrictions from last Saturday, set out a roadmap for how the city can escape by driving cases down, and introduce greater support for businesses impacted. Tier 2 (high alert) is the

York Press column – East/West delivers the best devolution deal for York

After years of discussion and debate, it seems that we are finally about to...

Julian welcomes funding for York from the £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund

Julian has welcomed grants awarded through the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF)...

Julian voices concerns as York enters ‘high’ Covid alert level

Julian has today voiced his concerns after the Government announced that York would join...

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  • March 15, 2019

    Julian presses for York Housing Infrastructure Fund bid clarity

    Yesterday, Julian asked for clarification from the Government on the progress of City of York Council’s bid for infrastructure funding to unlock the York Central site for redevelopment. It follows on from the Chancellor’s Spring Statement in which he announced that £717 million will be released from the £5.5 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund to invest in […]
  • March 15, 2019

    York Press column – We must meet the challenge of antibiotic resistance

    At the risk of disappointing some readers, I am not going to talk about Brexit and this week’s ongoing Westminster circus. At the time of writing things are changing by the hour, it is therefore very difficult to offer a satisfactory analysis now, and frankly by the time you read this things will probably have […]
  • March 14, 2019

    Julian leads 41 MPs in lobbying Ofcom on improving rural mobile 4G

    Julian has led a cross-party group of MPs in writing to Sharon White, the Chief Executive of national communications regulator, Ofcom, to emphasis the necessity of annual monitoring of mobile operators’ commitments on increasing rural 4G mobile coverage. Acting in his capacity as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Business, Julian arranged the […]
  • March 11, 2019

    Julian Supports Explore York’s Successful Bid to Continue Delivering the Local Library and Archive Service

    Back in October last year Julian placed on record his support for Explore Libraries to help their fantastic and ambitious bid to be approved. It is great news that last week they were awarded the contract to run York’s flagship library and archive service for the next 15 years, fulfilling the Conservative-led administration’s commitment to […]
  • March 6, 2019

    Julian presses Treasury Minister on funding for the dualling of the York outer ring road

    This afternoon Julian pressed the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick on the progress of funding for the dualling of the A1237 York northern ring road. Speaking during Treasury Questions in the Commons chamber Julian expressed his concern that traffic congestion on the A1237 was holding back the productivity of local businesses and argued […]
  • February 27, 2019

    Future of Bootham Park site update

    It is very disappointing to see that the Department of Health has decided to proceed with the sale of the old Bootham Park Hospital site, given the ambitious plans City of York Council and York Hospital NHS Trust were working on for developing the site to provide health services, housing, improved access, and a public […]
  • February 19, 2019

    ‘York Press’ column – Housing development must protect York’s natural heritage

    Two weeks ago I hosted senior Treasury Minister Liz Truss in Poppleton, visiting the Pavers Shoes head office to see the £10 million investment they are making, which will create 50-100 new jobs. Liz is very vocal on the need for government to back business to create opportunity, and the need to rapidly expand housebuilding […]
  • February 12, 2019

    Julian presses Minister on implementing ‘Claudia’s law’ for missing people

    This morning Julian pressed the Under Secretary of State for Justice on the need to implement the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 as soon as possible, to deliver certainty and relief for affected families, in a debate in Westminster Hall in the House of Commons. This legislation is known to most as ‘Claudia’s Law’ after […]
  • February 12, 2019

    Winter energy bills advice from Citizens Advice York

    York’s Citizens Advice service are providing advice and guidance on how people can manage their heating and energy bills during this period of cold weather. This is all the more important given that cold weather payments were triggered for several York area postcodes last week. I encourage any local residents with questions or concerns in […]
  • February 12, 2019

    Julian supports World Cancer Day with Cancer Research UK

    Last Wednesday Julian met with campaigners from Cancer Research UK at a special event held in Parliament to mark World Cancer Day, designated to raise awareness of this disease, and the steps we can all take to address it. He heard about the charity’s research, and discussed what he could do to assist in improving […]