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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian backs Great British Spring Clean

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,

Julian’s New Year message for the York Press

“In 2020 I will focus on ensuring that the government’s plans for improving public...

Julian welcomes Christmas Queen’s Speech

“I warmly welcome today’s Queen’s Speech, setting out the government’s agenda for the new...

Julian’s post-election message

I want to warmly thank everyone who voted to re-elect me as MP for...

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  • 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 […]
  • August 30, 2019

    Prorogation of Parliament

    It is of course vital that Parliament decides on how we proceed with the Brexit process, and I am satisfied that this slightly revised parliamentary sitting timetable allows plenty of time for that. I think it is important to remember that Parliament was not due to sit during almost all of this period anyway because […]
  • August 23, 2019

    Julian welcomes new government funding for York mental health charity

    Julian has been informed by the Health Secretary that local mental health charity York Mind will be awarded £50,000 in the first year of a three year funding package, to support its work with children and young people. This new funding will be used to expand York Mind’s current Arts Award programme to a wider […]
  • August 12, 2019

    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 […]