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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Flood risk returns as York rolls out the vaccine

York Press column – Flood risk returns as York rolls out the vaccine

With the return of York’s flooding problem last week on top of covid, the resilience of our city is being given a real test. Of course, it has not been found wanting, and I pay a warm tribute to the City of York Council, Environment Agency and emergency services staff who are working to get

HandyMag column – Vaccine rollout gives hope for 2021

The plunge into renewed lockdown due to the vicious new strain of Coronavirus is...

Julian applauds Vaccines Delivery Plan

Julian has applauded the efforts of the Government’s Vaccines Delivery Plan – the biggest vaccination...

York Outer flood risk update

I am closely monitoring the situation, and have checked in with our local Environment...

Category: News & Articles

  • March 27, 2019

    Julian welcomes approval of York Central development

    Julian has warmly welcomed the approval of the transformative £650 million York Central development by the City of York Council on Monday night. The project will see up to 2,500 homes and 86,600 square metres of office space built on the brownfield site behind York railway station. This is one of the largest regeneration sites […]
  • March 20, 2019

    Julian leads parliamentary debate to call on the Government to take urgent action on Special Educational Needs (SEN) support in schools

    Julian has today led calls in Parliament for urgent policy changes to the system of support for children with SEN. Having secured a 90-minute debate in Westminster Hall, he opened the debate by highlighting the disparity that still exists in outcomes between school pupils with SEN and their non-SEN peers. He urged the Government to reconsider the […]
  • March 18, 2019

    Last week’s Brexit votes

    Last week in the House of Commons I voted in favour of the government’s withdrawal agreement, on the basis of developments since I voted against it back in January. I also voted against the idea of ruling out ‘no deal’, and against extending the Article 50 period under which we leave the EU on 29th […]
  • March 15, 2019

    Julian presses for York Housing Infrastructure Fund bid clarity

    Yesterday, Julian asked for clarification from the Government on the progress of City of York Council’s bid for infrastructure funding to unlock the York Central site for redevelopment. It follows on from the Chancellor’s Spring Statement in which he announced that £717 million will be released from the £5.5 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund to invest in […]
  • March 15, 2019

    York Press column – We must meet the challenge of antibiotic resistance

    At the risk of disappointing some readers, I am not going to talk about Brexit and this week’s ongoing Westminster circus. At the time of writing things are changing by the hour, it is therefore very difficult to offer a satisfactory analysis now, and frankly by the time you read this things will probably have […]
  • March 14, 2019

    Julian leads 41 MPs in lobbying Ofcom on improving rural mobile 4G

    Julian has led a cross-party group of MPs in writing to Sharon White, the Chief Executive of national communications regulator, Ofcom, to emphasis the necessity of annual monitoring of mobile operators’ commitments on increasing rural 4G mobile coverage. Acting in his capacity as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Business, Julian arranged the […]
  • March 11, 2019

    Julian Supports Explore York’s Successful Bid to Continue Delivering the Local Library and Archive Service

    Back in October last year Julian placed on record his support for Explore Libraries to help their fantastic and ambitious bid to be approved. It is great news that last week they were awarded the contract to run York’s flagship library and archive service for the next 15 years, fulfilling the Conservative-led administration’s commitment to […]
  • March 6, 2019

    Julian presses Treasury Minister on funding for the dualling of the York outer ring road

    This afternoon Julian pressed the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick on the progress of funding for the dualling of the A1237 York northern ring road. Speaking during Treasury Questions in the Commons chamber Julian expressed his concern that traffic congestion on the A1237 was holding back the productivity of local businesses and argued […]
  • February 27, 2019

    Future of Bootham Park site update

    It is very disappointing to see that the Department of Health has decided to proceed with the sale of the old Bootham Park Hospital site, given the ambitious plans City of York Council and York Hospital NHS Trust were working on for developing the site to provide health services, housing, improved access, and a public […]
  • February 19, 2019

    ‘York Press’ column – Housing development must protect York’s natural heritage

    Two weeks ago I hosted senior Treasury Minister Liz Truss in Poppleton, visiting the Pavers Shoes head office to see the £10 million investment they are making, which will create 50-100 new jobs. Liz is very vocal on the need for government to back business to create opportunity, and the need to rapidly expand housebuilding […]