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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

  • September 15, 2017

    Julian Welcomes School Funding Announcement

    Julian has welcomed the Department for Education’s recent announcement on school funding and described the commitment as “a victory for York’s schools”. The Secretary of State has set out the Government’s final decisions on the national funding formula for schools. This will come into effect from April 2018 and will replace the current unfair, opaque and […]
  • September 14, 2017

    Julian wears it pink for breast cancer fundraiser

    Julian has dressed in pink to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, ‘wear it pink’, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20th October to help raise vital funds for breast cancer research. Julian encourages his constituents to join him […]
  • September 7, 2017

    Julian elected to Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

    On Tuesday, Julian was elected to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee of the House of Commons by his parliamentary colleagues. The Committee has an important role in scrutinising government activity on environmental, agricultural and rural matters, and in investigating important issues within its remit, and has powers to examine official papers and take […]
  • September 6, 2017

    Antibiotic Resistance: The Challenge We Face

    Next year will mark ninety years since Sir Alexander Fleming identified the antibacterial qualities of penicillin. The ground-breaking discovery was made upon return to his untidy laboratory following a family summer holiday. As I return to my parliamentary office this week following the summer recess I expect I shall be having a similar experience; my […]
  • August 24, 2017

    Julian’s York Press Column – Science, Technology, Farming, and Our Economic Future

    Over the last year in Parliament I have acted as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture. This might sound like a dry subject, but it in fact directly relates to huge national and international challenges of the global economy, world hunger and climate change. The use of science and […]
  • July 27, 2017

    Julian’s York Press Column: York’s Rail Opportunities

    When I think of the beginning of the Railway Age I wonder just what the residents of York made of such a futuristic venture being assembled right through the middle of our great city. At a time where modes of transport were restricted to boat and horse drawn carriage, I expect there was great excitement […]
  • July 13, 2017

    Referendum on Upper and Nether Poppleton Neighbourhood Plan

    Julian has welcomed the upcoming local referendum on the Upper and Nether Poppleton Neighbourhood Plan. Neighbourhood planning is a relatively new concept whereby local communities have their say on the future of development of housing and employment in their area. The residents of Upper and Nether Poppleton will now be asked to decide whether they […]
  • July 7, 2017

    Julian Calls For Hessay Asphalt Plant to be Blocked

    Julian has joined with local residents and ward councillors calling for a proposed asphalt plant in Hessay to be refused planning permission. He has been working alongside ward councillor Chris Steward for many weeks on exploring the concerns raised by application. It is estimated that the asphalt plant would generate an additional 176 daily vehicle […]
  • July 5, 2017

    Julian sees opportunities in Transport Investment Strategy

    Julian has welcomed the Department for Transport’s newly announced investment plan for Britain. The creation of a ‘Major Road Network’ with access to up to a £1 billion fund means that for the first time, main roads overseen by local authorities can have a slice of the annual £5.3bn National Road Fund. This fund is […]
  • June 21, 2017

    Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech

    Julian has welcomed today’s Queen’s Speech, which includes measures on fairer funding for schools, improvements to mental health services, and making a success of the UK’s exit from the European Union. Julian has campaigned for several years for changes to the national schools funding formula for England, in order to end the long-standing disadvantages faced […]