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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...

Category: News & Articles

  • 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 […]
  • August 2, 2019

    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 of York based SuperBreak is going into administration SuperBreak currently employs 250 people, including 150 in their head office in Eboracum Way. The company announced yesterday that it was ceasing trading and that its contact centre would close. Julian has heard […]
  • August 1, 2019

    Julian applauds strong start made by new Prime Minister

    Julian has applauded the progress that his preferred candidate in the Conservative leadership race, Boris Johnson, has made during his first week in office. It comes after a radical Cabinet reshuffle and numerous policy announcements by Mr Johnson, including a new high-speed rail line between Manchester and Leeds. The new Prime Minister has also pledged […]
  • July 31, 2019

    Julian welcomes the introduction of Claudia’s Law

    Julian has today welcomed the introduction of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 after a long-fought campaign. Known as Claudia’s Law, after Claudia Lawrence who went missing in York back in March 2009, the Act will allow families to manage the financial and property affairs of a person that goes missing. This campaign has been […]
  • July 17, 2019

    Julian seeks meeting with Shepherd Group after closure announcement for Portastor of Huntington

    I have today contacted local business the Shepherd Group, Portastor’s parent company, to request a meeting on the planned closure of this firm, so I can receive a detailed update on what this means for Portastor employees, and see if there is anything I can do to assist them at this difficult time. Portastor currently […]
  • July 17, 2019

    Julian raises York youth mental health services in Parliament

    Yesterday, Julian spoke about the importance of keeping waiting times for York’s youth mental health services under control in a parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall in the House of Commons. Julian noted that there have been peaks and troughs in waiting times for routine autism assessments in York, varying between 6 and 12 months in […]
  • July 12, 2019

    York Press column – Action on climate change

    No one following the news recently can have missed the growing prominence of climate change, with this spring’s controversial Extinction Rebellion protest and the youth climate strike movement the most eye-catching examples of rising public interest. Last month, the government made the historic announcement that the UK would commit to reach ‘net zero’ carbon emissions […]
  • July 9, 2019

    Julian meets Minister for Children and Families to highlight Special Educational Needs pressures in York

    Last week, Julian met with the Minister for Children and Families, Nadhim Zahawi MP, to press him on the need for changes to the way that support for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) is funded in schools. It follows on from a debate in Parliament that Julian organised in March in which he highlighted […]