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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 20, 2020

    York flood risk and government support

    “I welcome this week’s commitment by the Environment Secretary George Eustice to hold a special Yorkshire conference on our region’s flood risk situation, and am reassured by his acknowledgement that the county faces particular flooding issues that require addressing. This meeting should provide an opportunity to discuss improved provision both for communities like Calderdale that […]
  • February 17, 2020

    York flood risk update

    Julian this morning visited the Environment Agency’s York area incident room, from where the city’s flood response is being coordinated, and has been updated on the steps being taken to protect residents and property. On Sunday he checked the preparations being taken downriver at Naburn, including the provision of sandbags. The Environment Agency are working […]
  • February 11, 2020

    Julian opens new Institute of Technology facilities at York College

    Last week, Julian visited York College to formally open their new Institute of Technology (IoT) facilities. In April of last year, the Government announced that the college had been selected to lead the development of the first IoT in the Yorkshire and Humber region. IoTs are a new concept which see local colleges, universities and […]
  • February 5, 2020

    York Press column – Unleash Yorkshire’s potential to make a success of Brexit

    At 11pm last Friday, our country officially left the European Union after 47 years of membership. This ends over three years of doubt and debate, and represents a genuinely historic moment in our long national story. The government will now turn to the vital task of building a positive new relationship with the EU to […]
  • February 4, 2020

    Julian advocates for Yorkshire in historic Agriculture Bill debate

    Yesterday, Julian used the first House of Commons debate on the reintroduced Agriculture Bill to defend the interests of Yorkshire communities that will be affected by its impact on the environment and farming. The Agriculture Bill is a crucial part of the Brexit process, as major farming and environment decisions have largely been taken at […]
  • February 3, 2020

    Julian questions Health Secretary on York coronavirus response

    This afternoon, Julian has pressed the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock on Public Health England’s response following Friday’s news that the first two UK coronavirus cases have been confirmed in York. The patients have since been removed from the city to a specialist diseases unit in Newcastle, and no further cases have been […]
  • January 29, 2020

    Julian welcomes Government announcement on Northern Rail

    Julian has today welcomed the announcement that the Northern franchise is to be taken over by the public operator. It is hoped that the move will allow for a better service for customers and much needed investment in stations and rolling stock. Plans announced by the Secretary of State today will see an expanded Sunday […]
  • January 24, 2020

    Julian backs Great British Spring Clean

    Julian has pledged his support for the UK’s biggest mass action environmental campaign, 2020’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’, organised by environment charity Keep Britain Tidy. This will see up to 600,000 people act to clean up streets, beaches and parks across the country between 20th March and 13th April. The campaign unites residents, community groups, […]
  • January 3, 2020

    Julian’s New Year message for the York Press

    “In 2020 I will focus on ensuring that the government’s plans for improving public services and transport infrastructure deliver concrete benefits for York. I want our city to get its fair share of the government’s annual £33.9 billion NHS funding increase, and will also remain attentive to individual health cases raised by local families. I […]
  • December 19, 2019

    Julian welcomes Christmas Queen’s Speech

    “I warmly welcome today’s Queen’s Speech, setting out the government’s agenda for the new parliamentary session, for which it now has a substantial majority after last week’s general election. After a long period of gridlock and delay, I am glad to see the Speech commit the government to passing into law the Prime Minister’s new […]