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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian asks Treasury Ministers to support the life sciences sector

Julian asks Treasury Ministers to support the life sciences sector

At Treasury Questions, Julian asked Ministers about what fiscal steps they are taking to support the life sciences sector. Investment in the life sciences covers many areas and benefits private, public and academic institutions. Life Sciences is already one of the UK’s most successful sectors, worth over £94 billion to the UK economy in 2021,

York Press column: King’s Speech marks beginning of a new era

Yesterday saw the first King’s Speech for seventy-two years as King Charles III set...

Constituency Garden of Remembrance

The Constituency Garden of Remembrance in New Palace Yard opened this week. The Constituency...

Julian lobbies Chancellor for support for pubs and breweries ahead of Autumn Statement

Julian has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling for targeted support to...

Category: News & Articles

  • September 17, 2021

    Julian supports local producers through ‘Back British Farming’ Day 2021

    Given the importance of farming and food production in North Yorkshire, I was very pleased to support the National Farmers Union’s ‘Back British Farming’ Day in Westminster this week. The pandemic supermarket shopping experience, and more recent concerns over supply chains, have made us all more aware of the vital but often overlooked role of […]
  • September 12, 2021

    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 […]
  • September 9, 2021

    Bilsdale Transmitter Mast Update

    Following the Bilsdale transmitter mast fire on August 10, Julian has received regular updates from Arqiva on their attempts to repair the mast and restore service to those who have been affected in York and North Yorkshire. In their latest update, Arqiva has said: 500,000 households have had Freeview service restored; damage caused by the […]
  • September 8, 2021

    Statement on government social care and health proposal

    I support the broad principles and intentions behind the government’s plan for a reformed social care system, funded by a new 1.25% Health and Social Care Levy based on a National Insurance rise, but have some serious questions about how this will work in practice, which I would like to see answered. I know how […]
  • September 8, 2021

    Back to school and supply chain issues

    On Monday York’s children returned to school, beginning what will hopefully be a much less disrupted year of education. Parliament also sits again from 6th September, and I have hitherto been working from York, addressing a large volume of local casework, and getting out and about across the city. Like other parents, I have seen […]
  • August 26, 2021

    York Press column – Afghanistan retreat and investment in York

    Last week, I travelled to London for the emergency recall of Parliament to discuss the victory of the Taliban in Afghanistan. This closes a saga dating back to that September morning in 2001 when Western democracies learned we faced a murderous threat that could theoretically strike anywhere, anytime. The menace behind the need for anti-terror […]
  • August 18, 2021

    Recall of Parliament over Afghanistan

    Today I have been in London for the emergency recall of Parliament to discuss the victory of the Taliban in Afghanistan. I listened carefully to the Prime Minister’s statement, and in particular to the well-informed and moving contributions by those MPs who served there as members of our armed forces. The terrible scenes from Kabul […]
  • August 16, 2021

    Julian welcomes major investment of £500k to upgrade roads across York

    Julian Sturdy, Member of Parliament for York Outer, has today welcomed a landmark new investment of £500k to upgrade roads across York, as the Government works to level up transport across the country. This important new funding will help cut congestion, boost safety, and reduce journey times and emissions across York, supporting both the economy […]
  • August 11, 2021

    York Press Column – After 18 months of disruption, now is the time to invest in education

    Regular readers of this column will know that I have been concerned about the impact of Covid restrictions across many areas, but perhaps the most alarming and long lasting impacts have been to our children’s education. With children losing nearly a third of learning time since the pandemic began, the Government now has three principal […]
  • August 2, 2021

    133,100 homes and businesses in West and North Yorkshire to benefit from broadband upgrade

    People across York Outer are set to benefit from a lightning-fast broadband boost, as 133,100 rural homes and businesses in West and North Yorkshire are set to get access to the fastest broadband speeds on the market thanks to the Conservative Government’s £5 billion plan to level up internet access across the UK. The Project […]