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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian asks Treasury Ministers to support the life sciences sector

Julian asks Treasury Ministers to support the life sciences sector

At Treasury Questions, Julian asked Ministers about what fiscal steps they are taking to support the life sciences sector. Investment in the life sciences covers many areas and benefits private, public and academic institutions. Life Sciences is already one of the UK’s most successful sectors, worth over £94 billion to the UK economy in 2021,

York Press column: King’s Speech marks beginning of a new era

Yesterday saw the first King’s Speech for seventy-two years as King Charles III set...

Constituency Garden of Remembrance

The Constituency Garden of Remembrance in New Palace Yard opened this week. The Constituency...

Julian lobbies Chancellor for support for pubs and breweries ahead of Autumn Statement

Julian has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling for targeted support to...

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  • June 17, 2022

    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 Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill to strongly support this measure to improve national food security, boost animal welfare, enhance environmental protection and help the developing world. This draft law creates new tailored rules to govern precision breeding of plants and animals, with […]
  • June 16, 2022

    York Press column – Action on Education

    Every child deserves a first-class education to equip them with the skills to pursue a world of opportunities, and we are extremely lucky in York to have so many excellent schools staffed by dedicated teachers. Like any industry though, there is rightly some oversight to ensure any issues can be highlighted and remedied. Parents, governors, […]
  • June 11, 2022

    Julian meets local farmers on boosting food production and jobs to beat rising prices

    This Friday Julian met with farmers from around York at Crockey Hill near Naburn to hear their views on what the government can do to help them produce more nutritious, affordable food, and create new jobs and apprenticeships for local residents. He listened to producers in the dairy, potatoes, eggs, meat, wheat and vegetable sectors […]
  • June 10, 2022

    Julian holds drop-in surgery for Dunnington residents

    As part of his regular series of advice surgeries, Julian held a special drop-in surgery for Dunnington residents. Issues that were raised include the ongoing illegal encampment at Noddle Hill layby, pension credit eligibility, speeding in the village and the need for a new cycle path. If you would like an appointment at Julian’s next […]
  • June 8, 2022

    Julian holds Ofsted debate in Parliament following Naburn School inspection

    Julian has today held a debate on the accountability of Ofsted in response to concerns raised by teachers and parents in Naburn about the limited options for the school to challenge the outcome of a recent inspection. In March of this year an Ofsted report was published which rated Naburn Church of England Primary School […]
  • June 8, 2022

    Julian raises concerns of carers and disability groups in parliament

    At Women’s and Equalities Questions today, Julian raised concerns about businesses no longer accepting cash and how this excludes elderly customers as well as carers who are often given their client’s money to spend in cash. Many businesses at the start of the covid-19 pandemic opted to go cashless due to fears than handling money […]
  • June 6, 2022

    Statment on result of 1922 Committee vote of confidence in the Prime Minister

    The scale of the vote against the Prime Minister this evening is clear evidence that he no longer enjoys the full-hearted confidence of the parliamentary party and should consider his position. As someone who supported Boris Johnson in the 2019 leadership election and wants to deliver the manifesto promises made at the last general election, […]
  • June 1, 2022

    York Press Column – a busy couple of weeks in Westminster

    It has been a busy couple of weeks since I wrote my last column, as Westminster deals with the fallout from the Sue Gray report and the Chancellor moved to help families struggling with spiralling energy bills. On Wednesday of last week I became the first Conservative MP since the publication of the Sue Gray […]
  • May 30, 2022

    Julian lobbies Minister on using science and Brexit freedoms to boost food security

    Last Wednesday Julian met the Minister for Food and Farming Victoria Prentis to press her on the need for evidence-based policy to enable the use of cutting-edge science to support the production of nutritious, affordable food in the UK. Growing global populations mean the world needs to increase food production by 70% by 2050, in […]
  • 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 […]