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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

There is no point pretending last week’s heavy by-election losses do not send a serious message to the government. Defeated in both a traditionally very ‘safe’ rural West Country seat and urban West Yorkshire, my party is clearly struggling to retain public confidence across a diverse swathe of communities. My thoughts on how our leadership

Haxby Railway Station one step closer with successful Restoring York Railways bid

Following months of intense lobbying in Westminster supporting City of York Council’s bid for...

Julian backs precision breeding law to ensure food security and protect the environment

This week, Julian used the first House of Commons stage of the government’s Genetic...

York Press column – Action on Education

Every child deserves a first-class education to equip them with the skills to pursue...

Category: News & Articles

  • May 27, 2022

    Government listens to Julian’s call for more energy bills support with £400 discount

    I am very glad to see the government has dialled up its emergency household energy bill support with yesterday’s £400 per home discount. When the Chancellor announced his initial February council tax rebate package, I called on him to be ready to go further if the situation developed, and I am reassured he has now […]
  • May 25, 2022

    Statement on Sue Gray report

    The Sue Gray report clearly shows that the Prime Minister has presided over a widespread culture of disregard for coronavirus regulations. Furthermore, questions are now being raised about whether the Prime Minister misled Parliament when asked about these events. Talking to constituents, it is clear discussions about parties in Downing Street remain a damaging distraction […]
  • May 20, 2022

    Over £1 million of government support to help York businesses export

    Julian has welcomed new figures showing over £1.13 million has been allocated by the government to help York and North Yorkshire businesses start exporting. This is the regional share of the Department for Trade’s Internationalisation Fund, providing match funding grants of up to £9000 for small and medium-sized enterprises to help them begin selling their […]
  • May 19, 2022

    Times Red Box article with Nigel Adams MP: Great British Railways should say Yes to York

    This government is delivering on its commitment to level up regions such as ours. Yorkshire’s economy already has world-leading industry and a population of entrepreneurs and grafters. Yet too many of our communities punch beneath their weight and deprivation is higher than in the South. If levelling-up means anything, it is the mission to unlock […]
  • May 18, 2022

    York Press column: How the Queen’s Speech can level-up York

    With nearly forty bills that will deliver on some of the Conservative Party’s biggest manifesto pledges, the Queen’s Speech last week was also an opportunity to add more flesh to the bone of what levelling-up really is. Of course, my priority will always be how we can level-up York to provide more diverse opportunities for […]
  • May 13, 2022

    Julian tests out new electric Royal Mail vehicles at Huntington

    Yesterday Julian visited the Birch Park delivery office in Huntington to check out the 28 new electric Royal Mail delivery vans now distributing post across York, as part of the site’s move towards all-electric delivery. 13 dual charging posts have now been installed, making this one of 45 sites nationwide being upgraded to accommodate the […]
  • May 11, 2022

    Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech but cautions that more needs to be done to protect living standards

    Julian has welcomed the Queen’s Speech, read in Parliament yesterday by Prince Charles, which set out the Government’s legislative programme for the coming year. The Speech set out nearly 40 bills that will be put before Parliament in this session, delivering on some of the Government’s main priorities. A Levelling-Up and Regeneration Bill will give […]
  • May 10, 2022

    Julian visits York flood defences on upper River Ouse

    Last week Julian visited flood defence sites in the upper reaches of the Ouse, checking the progress of work to control the flow of water downstream towards York. He toured defence sites on the edge of the North York Moors around Swainby with local Environment Agency officials, obtaining a clear picture of how the city’s […]
  • May 4, 2022

    York Press column: Working Together in the Public Interest

    As the latest session of Parliament came to a close ahead of next week’s Queen’s Speech, I was proud to make significant progress in my campaigns on two crucial issues: the risk posed by antibiotic resistance and the imbalance between rural and urban economies.  Both developments were spearheaded in my role as Chairman of All-Party […]
  • May 4, 2022

    Julian leads MPs in pressing Prime Minister for rural economy Queen’s Speech commitment

    Julian has led over 30 cross-party MPs and peers in writing to the Prime Minister requesting new plans to unleash the economic potential of rural regions like North Yorkshire are included in the forthcoming Queen’s Speech. Last week the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Business, which he chairs, launched a comprehensive report based on its […]