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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...

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  • October 18, 2019

    Saturday’s Brexit deal vote

    I will be supporting the PM’s deal in the vote tomorrow. After three and a half years of debate and delay it’s time to get this over the line. The country needs to come together and move on. That won’t happen if everyone continues to hold out for their perfect solution.
  • October 17, 2019

    Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

    Julian has today received official confirmation from the Roads Minister, Baroness Vere that she has signed off on City of York Council’s bid for Government funding for the dualling of the A1237 between the Rawcliffe and Hopgrove roundabouts. Subject to the approval of the Final Business Case, the Department has agreed to contribute just under […]
  • October 15, 2019

    Julian welcomes National Railway Museum funding boost and requests meeting with Housing Minister to secure York Central access funding

    Julian has today welcomed the Culture Secretary’s announcement that the National Railway Museum in York is to receive £18.5m in Government funding for the construction of a new Central Hall and exhibition space. The Secretary of State, Nicky Morgan said that the money wound ‘kickstart the transformation’ of the museum and ensure that it continues […]
  • October 15, 2019

    Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech 2019

    Julian has welcomed the Queen’s Speech for 2019, setting out the government’s proposed draft laws and policies for the new session of Parliament. The Speech confirmed Ministers’ intention to deliver Brexit, and pledged substantial funding increases for the NHS and schools, alongside measures to improve broadband coverage and protect the environment. Having prioritised York’s health […]
  • October 3, 2019

    Julian urges Prime Minister to support campaign to save Askham Bog

    Yesterday, Julian questioned the First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, who was standing in for Boris Johnson at Prime Minister’s Questions, about proposals to build over 500 houses on land adjoining the renowned nature reserve at Askham Bog. Alluding to the Prime Minister’s own commitment to ‘lie down in front of the bulldozers’ to stop […]
  • September 27, 2019

    York Press column – looking forward to exciting developments for York

    With all the focus on Brexit at the moment it is important not to forget that there are some other big political decisions looming for the future of York. The dualling of the northern ring-road and the development of the York Central brownfield site have the potential to transform our city for the better. Following […]
  • September 13, 2019

    Julian welcomes Government cash boost to crack down on illegal developments in York Green Belt

      City of York Council to receive £44.5k to crackdown on illegal development The move is part of the Government’s drive to protect the Green Belt   York is set to benefit from a share of nearly £2 million to crack down on illegal developments on the local green belt, Housing Minister Rt Hon Esther […]
  • September 10, 2019

    Julian visits Poppleton pharmacy as national pharmacy flu vaccination programme begins

    Last Friday, Julian called in at Poppleton Pharmacy in Upper Poppleton to mark the beginning of this year’s national flu vaccination service. Community pharmacy teams across the country are now offering NHS flu jabs in the lead-up to winter, often with no appointment required. The free service is available to everyone in designated ‘higher risk’ […]
  • September 5, 2019

    York Press column – Turbulence at Westminster

    I must start by admitting that when I said in my last column that the new Prime Minister had brought in dramatic changes, I didn’t expect them to be this dramatic. Events in Parliament are currently changing every hour, and by the time you read this, things may have changed significantly again. This week is […]
  • September 5, 2019

    Update on Moor Lane / Askham Bog planning application

    Further to the unanimous rejection of this planning application by the Planning Committee at City of York Council in July, Julian is very concerned by the news the developer is appealing the decision, which will now go to a public inquiry starting on 12th November. Julian said: “This news is a very disappointing, and I […]