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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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The EU Withdrawal Agreement

The EU Withdrawal Agreement

I am very grateful to all local residents who have contacted me so far with their thoughts on the withdrawal agreement and political declaration on our future relationship with the EU, the parliamentary vote on which will be held on Tuesday 11th December after 5 days of debate. I am taking careful note of what

Julian supports Small Business Saturday

Julian Sturdy, Member of Parliament for York Outer, has once again supported the ‘Small...

Julian supports disabled cyclists from the York Cycle Campaign

Julian recently joined Jamie Wood and Jon Phillip, both members of the York Cycle...

York Outer MP meets with Alzheimer’s Society

Julian Sturdy MP met with local representatives of the Alzheimer’s Society last week to...

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  • August 13, 2018

    Government acts on Julian’s call to lower bowel cancer screening age

    Julian has welcomed the government’s decision to lower the screening age for the NHS bowel cancer programme from 60 to 50, following calls for this from him and many others. The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has accepted the recommendation of the expert National Screening Committee that screening should now be offered from ages 50 to […]
  • August 10, 2018

    York Press column: Plans for Bootham Park Hospital site must benefit the people of York

    Last month, I met Health Minister Stephen Barclay in Westminster to discuss the future of the Bootham Park Hospital site in the centre of York, alongside York Central MP Rachael Maskell. City of York Council has been calling for NHS Property Services to halt its current plans to sell the site and reinvest the proceeds […]
  • July 19, 2018

    Julian meets Health Minister on future of Bootham Park Hospital site

    Julian yesterday met with Health Minister Stephen Barclay to discuss the future of the Bootham Park Hospital site, having raised the issue in Parliament earlier this month. City of York Council wants NHS Property Services to halt their plans to sell the site and allow the local NHS and the Council sufficient time to devise […]
  • July 17, 2018

    Julian presses Ministers on improving technical education

    Julian today pressed Ministers in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to deliver on plans for better technical education by listening to employers and drawing on the experience of York institutions. The government has committed to a major overhaul of technical education as part of its Industrial Strategy for improving UK productivity and […]
  • July 11, 2018

    York Press Column – 70th anniversary of our NHS

    Last Thursday, I attended a special choral celebration at York Minster to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of our National Health Service on 5th July 1948. I was glad to welcome the then-Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to York to attend this event, and the experience of seeing a great modern national institution celebrated […]
  • July 11, 2018

    Julian raises local planning powers over fracking at Prime Minister’s Questions

    Julian today used Prime Minister’s Questions to raise local concerns about proposed changes to planning rules on fracking applications. In a Written Ministerial Statement, the government has said it plans to consult on treating non-fracking shale exploration as permitted development, and on the criteria for including fracking projects in the nationally significant infrastructure projects regime. […]
  • July 10, 2018

    Julian Raises Claudia’s Law in Parliament

    During a parliamentary question session today Julian raised concerns with the delay in implementing provisions of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017. This legislation is known to most as ‘Claudia’s Law’ after Claudia Lawrence who went missing in York back in March 2009. Guardianship allows families to manage the financial and property affairs of a […]
  • July 5, 2018

    70th anniversary of our National Health Service

    Julian is today marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the National Health Service on 5th July 1948. Establishing universal health provision was a lasting historic achievement of the British people in the 20th century, and the health service has become a great national institution. The creation of the NHS was the result of […]
  • July 4, 2018

    Julian raises questions in Parliament over NHS Property Services regarding Bootham Park site

    Julian today used a parliamentary debate to raise concerns about the attitude of NHS Property Services, the body deciding on the future of the Bootham Park Hospital site, and stress the importance of them involving local decision makers. City of York Council is calling for NHS Property Services to halt its current plans to sell […]
  • June 27, 2018

    Julian leads MP scrutiny of rural 4G mobile providers

    Julian Sturdy yesterday chaired a cross-party evidence session, questioning representatives of the 4 major mobile providers (O2, Vodafone, EE and Three) about how to secure better 4G coverage for rural neighbourhoods. This examination of the mobile sector follows a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport calling for new […]