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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian backs Macmillan’s cancer nurse campaign at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament

Julian backs Macmillan’s cancer nurse campaign at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament

This week, Julian was one of over 200 Members of Parliament who came together to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s latest campaign. The charity used its well loved World’s Biggest Coffee Morning reception in Parliament to launch a new report “Cancer Nursing on the line”. The report calls for a Cancer Nurse Fund to invest in

Statement on government social care and health proposal

I support the broad principles and intentions behind the government’s plan for a reformed...

Back to school and supply chain issues

On Monday York’s children returned to school, beginning what will hopefully be a much...

York Press column – Afghanistan retreat and investment in York

Last week, I travelled to London for the emergency recall of Parliament to discuss...

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  • July 24, 2020

    Government investment in Transpennine rail line

    Julian Sturdy MP has welcomed the announcement that the Government will provide £589 million to begin vital upgrades on the Transpennine main line, benefitting passengers and businesses in York  The line, which connects Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester will bring significant improvements for passengers, while at the same time boosting local economies. The most congested section […]
  • July 21, 2020

    Julian votes against government on parliamentary scrutiny of trade agreements

    During yesterday’s debate on the Trade Bill, Julian voted against the government line, supporting an amendment to strengthen procedures for Parliament to scrutinise trade agreements negotiated by the government. The Trade Bill is an important consequence of the Brexit process, giving the UK government the tools to run an independent trade policy and sign trade […]
  • July 18, 2020

    BBC Radio York – Julian discusses Parliament Moving to York

    Julian spoke to Georgey Spanswick on Breakfast on BBC Radio York to discuss the revelation that York is being considered as a site for Parliament while the Palace of Westminster is renovated. Speaking to the York Press on this issue, Julian said: “While we should always be careful about drawing conclusions from leaked information, the […]
  • July 17, 2020

    £1.39 million in new funding for York Council to meet coronavirus costs

    Julian has welcomed the news that City of York Council is being allocated £1.39 million, as its share of new £500 million funding from government to help local authorities cope with the additional costs created by the coronavirus emergency. This latest cash injection means City of York Council has now received over £11.9 million to […]
  • July 12, 2020

    Julian raises concerns over slow re-opening of York schools

    Julian Sturdy MP has welcomed the Government’s announcement that all year groups will be returning to school from the beginning of September. He has however raised concerns brought to him by parents that too few primary schools in York are currently opening their doors to all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Although […]
  • July 10, 2020

    All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture Annual Report

    In July, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture, of which Julian is Chair, recently published their Annual Report 2018-19. Julian wrote the following as an introduction: “As ever, I am grateful to Members and Stakeholders who have contributed to our busy work programme over the past year, addressing many of the […]
  • July 8, 2020

    Julian welcomes Chancellor’s boost for York’s economy, furloughed workers and young jobseekers

    “As someone who has been pressing for York’s large hospitality and tourism sector to get the support it needs to rebuild, I am delighted the Chancellor has listened by cutting VAT from 20% to just 5% for food and drink, accommodation and attractions. This is just the kind of decisive measure that can make a […]
  • July 5, 2020

    Julian Backs Radical Move To Change To Laws On Wills

    Julian Sturdy is backing a campaign by  Rachel Roche, the award winning York based solicitor, to change the way wills are witnessed to bring England and Wales into line with Scotland, Ireland and France who have introduced relaxed rules to allow them to be witnessed online during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With an estimated 30-40 […]
  • July 2, 2020

    York Press column – Reopening our city

    With the reopening of cafes, eateries, pubs, libraries, cultural venues, and tourist facilities this coming Saturday, following the opening of non-essential shops on 15th June, York will start returning to something like its normal bustle. I know many will have been relieved by being able to more effectively support loved ones in single households, including […]
  • June 30, 2020

    Julian hails new Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

    “I have represented a number of local residents over several years who are either Cystic Fibrosis patients or family of patients in lobbying the government and the manufacturer Vertex on expanding access to the best treatments by making the Orkambi drug available, a decision that was taken in October. I am delighted by today’s news […]