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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

This summer has brought a dramatic overhaul of our country’s government, with the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. This certainly makes for a huge change in style from Theresa May, and the extensive Cabinet reshuffle means the wider government has also undergone thorough renewal. Above all, there has been a major clarification of

Julian concerned to hear of potential job losses at York based SuperBreak

Julian has today reacted to the disappointing news that Malvern Group, the parent company...

Julian applauds strong start made by new Prime Minister

Julian has applauded the progress that his preferred candidate in the Conservative leadership race,...

Julian welcomes the introduction of Claudia’s Law

Julian has today welcomed the introduction of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 after...

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  • January 20, 2016

    Julian Welcomes Latest Employment Stats as York Outer is Named 9th Lowest Constituency in Country for Claimant Count

    Julian has welcomed the latest employment statistics today, which show York Outer to be among the lowest constituencies in the country for people claiming out of work benefits, such as Jobseekers Allowance and Employment & Support Allowance. Figures from the House of Commons Library reveal that the number of people claiming in the patch fell […]
  • January 19, 2016

    Julian calls on Government to deliver on manifesto commitments on wind power

    Last night Julian held the Government to account on honouring its manifesto commitments on ending taxpayer funded subsidies to large wind farms, and giving local communities the final say in planning applications. Speaking in the Energy Bill debate, Julian said “We need to end the current system whereby developers pocket the lucrative taxpayer-funded subsidies, and […]
  • January 18, 2016

    Julian’s private members bill features on BBC One’s Country file

    This week’s Countryfile on BBC One looked at Julian’s private members bill which was designed to protect horses from neglect. The Control of Horses Act, which Julian started and carried through the House of Commons, has made three major changes to our current animal welfare laws. Most importantly, the law has dramatically shortened the time […]
  • January 15, 2016

    Julian visits York Housing Association Properties in Elvington

    Last week Julian met with Julia Histon, Chief Executive of York Housing Association, at their base in Huntington to discuss how shared equity housing can help people get on the property ladder. He then visited their site in Elvington where York Housing Association have built 18 affordable homes to date, and met with residents to […]
  • January 13, 2016

    Julian criticises Health Minister for callous approach to vaccine damage victims

    Julian has wade into Government Ministers for their unsympathetic approach to people who have suffered life-changing side effects from vaccinations. Yesterday, Mr Sturdy spoke in a debate in Parliament on the swine flu vaccination, pandermix, which in rare cases has led to the development of narcolepsy and cataplexy, particularly in young people. Mr Sturdy raised […]
  • January 3, 2016

    Flooding Update: £10 million of new funding announced for Foss Barrier upgrade

    Julian has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that York is to receive £10 million of new funding to improve flood defences in the city. The funding will be reserved for upgrades to the Foss Barrier, which was overwhelmed at the height of Storm Eva last week. A further £30 million has also been announced for […]
  • December 31, 2015

    Flooding Update: Naburn

    Yesterday Julian was out and about in Naburn talking to local residents and assessing the impact of the flooding as water levels receded. Julian met with Councillor Suzie Mercer, the Parish Council, and representatives from the Environment Agency to discuss the next steps forward to help the village recover. Sadly a number of properties have […]
  • December 30, 2015

    Flooding Update: Environment Secretary promises more help and funding for York

    Julian today met with the Environment Secretary to discuss what can be done to help local residents and businesses in the aftermath of the floods. The Environment Secretary, Liz Truss, confirmed that over £2 million of funding had already been earmarked to upgrade the Foss Barrier and her department would look into Mr Sturdy’s request […]
  • December 30, 2015

    Flooding Update: Fordlands Road in Fulford

    Pictured: Fordlands Road flooded yesterday. Water levels have since receded. Yesterday Julian was out and about in Fulford, listening to local residents and following up their concerns with officials from the City of York Council and the Environment Agency. Julian attended a number of flooded areas and was particularly concerned about the Fordlands Road area. As […]
  • December 29, 2015

    Flooding Update: Julian meets with Environment Minister at Foss Barrier

    Julian today visited the Foss Barrier with the Environment Minister Rory Stewart and Council Leader Chris Steward as vital engineering work continues. Emergency work on the Foss Barrier has now reinstated four pumps, which will allow the barrier to drain water more quickly from the River Foss. Emergency services, the armed forces and Environment Agency […]