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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, 2016

    Julian questions Ministers on support for farming science and technology

    Julian, recently appointed Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture, this week asked Ministers about their plans to support agri-food research, and highlighted its important contribution to innovation across the regions of the UK. In the House of Commons on Tuesday, Julian asked the new Secretary of State for Business, […]
  • September 12, 2016

    Julian raises the issue of plastic recycling help for local communities

    Following enquiries from constituents about plastic recycling facilities in York, and the variation in services between different local authorities, Julian tabled parliamentary questions to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to seek further clarification for local residents on the issue. Julian asked how much variation there was between different local […]
  • September 9, 2016

    Julian checks in with progress ahead of the opening of York’s new mental health facility at Peppermill Court

    Julian recently visited Peppermill Court to see the progress being made ahead of the opening of the adult mental health facility. Fire has delayed the opening of the specialist unit until early October but Julian was keen to visit and learn more about the new facility. Since Bootham Park Hospital’s closure last September there has […]
  • September 7, 2016

    Julian Highlights Need for Ring Road Upgrades in Transport Infrastructure Debate

    Yesterday, Julian hosted a debate in Parliament on transport infrastructure in York. During this debate he raised a number of matters including, Trans Pennine Rail services, HS2, and developing Haxby Railway Station but focused his attention on the need for dualling on York’s Outer Ring Road (A1237). Since his election in 2010 Julian has campaigned […]
  • September 1, 2016

    Julian’s York Press Column: York’s New Local Plan

    There are good reasons why many MPs decide not to involve themselves in any planning matters. Individual planning applications are often controversial and opinion is frequently split within communities. But when it comes to wider strategic planning for future housing, and particularly the development of Local Plans, I believe that MPs should engage with residents […]
  • August 30, 2016

    Julian Organising Local Plan Public Meeting for Haxby & Wigginton Residents on 3rd September

    Julian has organised a public meeting with Council Leader David Carr for residents of Haxby and Wigginton to discuss the housing proposals in their area as part of the Local Plan. The meeting will be held at the Haxby & Wigginton Methodist Church, The Village, Haxby, YO32 2JJ, between 9.30am-11.00am on Saturday 3rd September. The […]
  • August 24, 2016

    Julian Hosting Local Plan Coffee Shop Drop-in Surgery for Poppleton Residents

    Julian has arranged a Local Plan drop-in surgery at The Lemon Tree, 20 Allerton Drive, Nether Poppleton, YO26 6HN for local residents in Poppleton to talk about the proposals in their area. The surgery will be held between 9.30am-11.00am on Saturday 27th August. The Council have announced their latest draft of the Local Plan which is currently […]
  • August 17, 2016

    Julian Organises Local Plan Drop-In Surgery for Rufforth and Knapton Residents

    Julian has arranged a Local Plan drop-in surgery at The Old School, Rufforth House, Wetherby Road, Rufforth, for local residents in Rufforth and Knapton to talk about the proposals in their areas. The surgery will be held between 9.00am-10.30am on Saturday 20th August. The Council have announced their latest draft of the Local Plan which […]
  • August 4, 2016

    Julian’s August York Press Column: Fairer Funding for our Schools

    Watching David Cameron leave Downing Street with his young family shows just how swiftly things can change in British politics. David is man of the highest moral integrity and he can be proud that after his six years in office, Britain is a better place thanks to his leadership. Prior to the EU Referendum I […]
  • July 21, 2016

    Julian Joins Pupils as Part of Potato Project

    Julian recently spent a morning sizing up potatoes grown by pupils at Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy in Strensall, as part of a nationwide initiative run by AHDB (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) Potatoes. The Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) scheme is a project that teaches primary school children how potatoes grow as well as how […]