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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

There is no point pretending last week’s heavy by-election losses do not send a serious message to the government. Defeated in both a traditionally very ‘safe’ rural West Country seat and urban West Yorkshire, my party is clearly struggling to retain public confidence across a diverse swathe of communities. My thoughts on how our leadership

Haxby Railway Station one step closer with successful Restoring York Railways bid

Following months of intense lobbying in Westminster supporting City of York Council’s bid for...

Julian backs precision breeding law to ensure food security and protect the environment

This week, Julian used the first House of Commons stage of the government’s Genetic...

York Press column – Action on Education

Every child deserves a first-class education to equip them with the skills to pursue...

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  • April 27, 2022

    Julian backs York railway HQ bid in Parliament

    Yesterday, Julian joined North Yorkshire MPs in strongly backing York’s application in the competition to become the headquarters for the new national rail body Great British Railways, during a debate in Parliament. Having organised a similar debate making York’s case in November 2021, Julian vocally supported the arguments made by his fellow city MP Rachael […]
  • April 21, 2022

    Statement on Prime Minister’s referral to Committee on Standards

    This week the fallout from the ‘Partygate’ scandal continued to mar parliamentary proceedings with questions now being raised about whether the Prime Minister’s actions amount to contempt of the House of Commons. There is sufficient doubt over claims made at the despatch box by the Prime Minister that the Committee on Standards will now investigate. […]
  • April 20, 2022

    York Press column – Renewing York after a normal Easter

    I could not begin without addressing last week’s ‘partygate’ developments. It is incredibly concerning the Chancellor and Prime Minister have been found to have breached coronavirus regulations on 19th June 2020. We rightly expect the highest level of conduct from elected officials, and I fully share the anger expressed by the many constituents who have […]
  • April 11, 2022

    Julian submits to government consultation on future pandemic-style threats

    Julian has contributed a comprehensive evidence submission to the government’s consultation on development of a new Biological Security Strategy. This refreshed plan is designed to secure the United Kingdom against biological risks, including future coronavirus-style events, animal and plant diseases, biological warfare, and antibiotic resistance. Julian was asked to submit in his capacity as long-term […]
  • April 6, 2022

    York Press column: Making sure our city is welcoming to all

    It is with great sadness that I write another column with the Ukraine conflict ongoing as it means the suffering of innocent men, women and children has continued for another fortnight.   Against the backdrop of Russia’s heinous aggression, I have been moved by the outpouring of kindness and generosity from constituents who have registered for […]
  • March 26, 2022

    Julian supports English Tourism Week with visit to Yorkshire Air Museum

    After a difficult two years due to lockdowns and restrictions, Julian enthusiastically supported Visit Britain’s English Tourism Week which aims to shines the spotlight on an industry which supports millions of jobs and local economies right across the country. In York, Julian was spoilt for choice for attractions to visit but opted to tour Yorkshire […]
  • March 23, 2022

    Julian welcomes Spring Statement boost for local households

    Given rising living costs driven by economic dislocation from the pandemic, exacerbated by the impact of the Ukraine war, I am glad the Chancellor today brought forward measures to address this, and will push him to do more wherever necessary. I welcome the 5p fuel duty cut, which should save car drivers £100 and van […]
  • March 23, 2022

    Julian calls for faster processing for Ukrainian refugees’ visa applications

    Building on his repeated efforts to ensure Ukrainian refugees fleeing war can find swift sanctuary in the United Kingdom, Julian asked the Prime Minister today for a change of policy for managing visa applications which would allow refugees to arrive in the country while their application is being processed. At Prime Minister’s Questions, Julian raised […]
  • March 23, 2022

    York Press column – York must look forward for future prosperity

    While in recent weeks I have successfully focused on pushing the government to drastically step-up its provision for Ukrainian refugees to match the ambition of our wider response to Putin’s aggression, I have also continued working for our city in other areas. In advance of the Chancellor’s Spring Statement today, I thought it was important […]
  • March 18, 2022

    Julian visits York College to celebrate partnership with Persimmon Homes

    Julian visited York College to celebrate its partnership with Persimmon Homes who had donated 10,000 bricks to support the training and assessment of the next generation of construction professionals. The bricks, enough to build a large three-bedroom house, will be put to use helping students and apprentices develop the skills they need to begin a […]