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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...

Category: News & Articles

  • February 4, 2020

    Julian advocates for Yorkshire in historic Agriculture Bill debate

    Yesterday, Julian used the first House of Commons debate on the reintroduced Agriculture Bill to defend the interests of Yorkshire communities that will be affected by its impact on the environment and farming. The Agriculture Bill is a crucial part of the Brexit process, as major farming and environment decisions have largely been taken at […]
  • February 3, 2020

    Julian questions Health Secretary on York coronavirus response

    This afternoon, Julian has pressed the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock on Public Health England’s response following Friday’s news that the first two UK coronavirus cases have been confirmed in York. The patients have since been removed from the city to a specialist diseases unit in Newcastle, and no further cases have been […]
  • January 29, 2020

    Julian welcomes Government announcement on Northern Rail

    Julian has today welcomed the announcement that the Northern franchise is to be taken over by the public operator. It is hoped that the move will allow for a better service for customers and much needed investment in stations and rolling stock. Plans announced by the Secretary of State today will see an expanded Sunday […]
  • January 24, 2020

    Julian backs Great British Spring Clean

    Julian has pledged his support for the UK’s biggest mass action environmental campaign, 2020’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’, organised by environment charity Keep Britain Tidy. This will see up to 600,000 people act to clean up streets, beaches and parks across the country between 20th March and 13th April. The campaign unites residents, community groups, […]
  • January 3, 2020

    Julian’s New Year message for the York Press

    “In 2020 I will focus on ensuring that the government’s plans for improving public services and transport infrastructure deliver concrete benefits for York. I want our city to get its fair share of the government’s annual £33.9 billion NHS funding increase, and will also remain attentive to individual health cases raised by local families. I […]
  • December 19, 2019

    Julian welcomes Christmas Queen’s Speech

    “I warmly welcome today’s Queen’s Speech, setting out the government’s agenda for the new parliamentary session, for which it now has a substantial majority after last week’s general election. After a long period of gridlock and delay, I am glad to see the Speech commit the government to passing into law the Prime Minister’s new […]
  • December 17, 2019

    Julian’s post-election message

    I want to warmly thank everyone who voted to re-elect me as MP for York Outer last Thursday. I was delighted to be returned with an increased majority, and I want to repay this vote of confidence by working to deliver for our city over the next 5 years. Since first being elected in 2010, […]
  • December 8, 2019

    Campaigning Update – Haxby, Bishopthorpe, Acaster Malbis

    This weekend Julian has been out speaking to local residents north of the city in Haxby, and also in Bishopthorpe and Acaster Malbis to the south. On the doorsteps he discussed the Conservative commitment to build Northern Powerhouse Rail between Leeds and Manchester to improve regional transport connections, raise the National Insurance threshold to £9500 […]
  • December 3, 2019

    Julian welcomes Roads Minister to York to show her the case for dualling the A64

    Last week, Julian hosted the Roads Minister Baroness Vere in York to make the case for the government funding the widening of the A64. Having secured a government commitment to dual York’s A1237 Outer Ring Road after years of hard campaigning, Julian is now pushing for similar improvements to be made to the A64, to […]
  • November 21, 2019

    York Press election column – My Plan for a Better York

    Having represented our city in Parliament since 2010, I value this opportunity to speak directly to York Press readers to highlight my record of delivery, and my plan for the future. This election offers you, the voter, a chance to break the deadlock in Parliament, so we can resolve Brexit and move on to other priorities like improving public […]