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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...

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  • December 10, 2020

    Julian meets with new Heslington data technology business

    Last week, Julian had an interesting and productive online meeting with Hublsoft, a new tech business based on the York University campus. Hublsoft aims to simplify the world of ‘big data’, and help customers to extract value from their own data, competing directly with the major American tech firms in this important and growing market. […]
  • December 9, 2020

    Julian supports submission of East-West devolution model

    After months of preparation, today the plans for an East-West model for North Yorkshire devolution were formally submitted for consideration by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The bid has broad support from businesses across the region, including Hudson Moody estate agents, Browns of York department store, web development agency Netsells, and the […]
  • December 2, 2020

    York Press column – Getting York out of tier 2 and improving local policing

    With Christmas just weeks away, I suspect many will be approaching this year’s festive season with mixed feelings. On the one hand, we will be able to see loved ones over the big days 23rd-27th December. On the other hand, the limitation to three households will be painful and difficult for many, and I appreciate […]
  • December 1, 2020

    Julian’s statement on tonight’s vote on Covid-19 tier restrictions

     “After long and careful thought, I very reluctantly decided to vote for the new tiers system tonight. I am painfully aware of the social and economic harm that the continued restrictions are doing, and am voting on the explicit basis of clear commitments I have been given after a lengthy conversation today with the Chancellor, […]
  • December 1, 2020

    Julian calls for an overhaul of how we Tax Beer and Pubs

    At today’s Treasury Questions, Julian made it clear that now is the time to address an issue that was long overdue prior to the pandemic, namely overhauling how we tax beer and pubs. Pubs are community assets and real ale is a fantastic product; both need protecting. Julian would like to see current proposed changes […]
  • November 27, 2020

    BBC Radio York – York in Tier 2 and the ‘Substantial Meal’ rule

    Yesterday, Julian joined Jules Bellerby on BBC Radio York to discuss his disappointment that York will be exiting national lockdown restrictions into Tier 2 on December 2, his initial thoughts on next week’s vote on the tier system, and his very serious concerns regarding the effect of the so-called ‘substantial meal’ rule on York’s hospitality […]
  • November 26, 2020

    Julian raises serious concern over ‘substantial meal’ rule

    Amidst the overall disappointment that York will be leaving national lockdown restrictions on December 2 into Tier 2 (High Alert), Julian has particular concern regarding the so-called ‘substantial meal’ rule requiring food to be purchased with an order of an alcoholic drink. Julian believes landlords and breweries have already made considerable sacrifices this year as […]
  • November 26, 2020

    Julian opposes York tier 2 decision – demands path to tier 1 from Health Secretary in Commons

    Julian has challenged the Health Secretary in the House of Commons on the government’s announcement this morning that the City of York will be placed in tier 2 (high alert) restrictions when the renewed national lockdown expires on 2nd December. York’s virus rate is now down to 132 per 100,000, on the latest figures the […]
  • November 25, 2020

    Julian receives confirmation from the Chancellor of funding to build a new station in Haxby

    Julian has today received confirmation from the Chancellor that the Government will provide the funding to open a new railway station in Haxby.  Julian has been campaigning for the scheme since he was first elected in 2010 and has lobbied Ministers in support of City of York Council’s bid to the Government’s New Stations Fund, […]
  • November 24, 2020

    Yorkshire Post column – Why Rural Policing Matters

    This time last year I was in the midst of campaigning for the 2019 General Election speaking to residents across York Outer about the core policies within Conservative Party manifesto that addressed the issues that matter most to voters. Earlier this month at Home Office Questions, I asked Priti Patel MP for an update on […]