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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Statement on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

Statement on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

A moment of sorrow for the entire nation, as we mourn the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh. My thoughts are with the entire Royal Family today, but especially the Queen who was married to Prince Philip for over seven decades. It is always a tragedy to lose your partner and I offer my utmost

Julian’s parliamentary committee presses government to aid covid-hit wholesale and suppliers sector

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee on which Julian...

£2.9million funding boost for York’s cultural and heritage sites

Julian has welcomed the announcement that York will receive £2,965,522 to support iconic cultural...

Local Coronavirus Update

Since my last weekly vaccine update, family and friends have been able to enjoy...

Category: News & Articles

  • November 2, 2018

    Julian visits Skelton pub leading the way in curbing plastic waste

    Last Friday Julian visited The Hungry Horse in Skelton to see first-hand how they are reducing their plastic waste contribution by replacing plastic straws with a sustainable alternative. The pub’s owners, Greene King, are responding to calls from government and the public to reduce consumption of single-use plastic by introducing new compostable PLA straws made […]
  • October 30, 2018

    Julian Welcomes Budget Boost for Hardworking Families and Small Business

    Following yesterday’s Budget Announcement Julian made the following statement: “I am very pleased that the Chancellor has brought forward increases to the Personal Allowance and higher-rate thresholds; delivering a tax cut for 32 million people. This delivers on the Government’s commitment a year early and will be widely welcomed by families and hard-working people up […]
  • October 29, 2018

    Julian supports Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

    Julian showed his support for Macmillan Cancer Support on Wednesday 24 October by attending the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in Parliament. This year’s event focused on the challenges that people can face at different stages of their cancer experience. Following the success of Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event of the year on Friday 28 September, […]
  • October 24, 2018

    Julian raises local child’s need for new spinal muscular atrophy drug with Health Secretary

    Julian yesterday asked the Health Secretary to help ensure people with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) can access the life-changing new drug Spinraza on the NHS, including 3 year-old York resident Matilda Jamieson, who has Type 3 SMA. SMA is a serious rare genetic neuromuscular condition that causes progressive muscle weakness and loss of movement through […]
  • October 17, 2018

    Julian Pledges Support for Local Pubs in York Outer

    Julian has pledged his support for the Long Live the Local Campaign to help pubs in his constituency keep their doors open. Julian joins the more than 100,000 people who have signed the petition so far, including 142 in York Outer. Julian is calling on the Government to cut beer tax at the Budget later […]
  • October 16, 2018

    Julian presses government on commercialising university research to power growth

    Julian today urged the government to ensure greater focus on commercialising research to generate economic growth as part of its plans for raising UK spending on R and D (research and development). During questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, in the House of Commons, he asked: “What […]
  • October 11, 2018

    Julian welcomes construction starting on new mental health hospital

    Julian has welcomed the news that construction has begun on York’s new mental health hospital. The Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust has announced that building is now beginning at the site off Haxby Road, which has already been excavated and prepared. The new hospital will contain 72 beds in 4 wards, and will […]
  • October 10, 2018

    Julian speaks up for North Yorkshire in debate on historic Agriculture Bill

    Julian today used the first House of Commons debate on the Agriculture Bill to speak up for the interests of local communities and farmers in York and North Yorkshire. The Agriculture Bill is a central part of the Brexit process, establishing an independent British farming and environment framework as the UK leaves the European Union’s […]
  • October 5, 2018

    York Press Column: Opportunity

    With party conference season now over, readers may be expecting a break from the political coverage and analysis that hogs television screens and newspapers this time of year. If this is the case – although I expect it won’t be – then do not assume it will last long. The slogan for this year’s Conservative […]
  • October 1, 2018

    Julian Welcomes Ring Road Announcement

    Julian has welcomed the Secretary of State for Transport’s announcement that York’s outer ring road will be one of the first schemes to receive investment from the Major Road Network fund. Announced last July, this fund targets economically important roads under local authority responsibility. Commenting on the announcement, Julian said: “this is very welcome news […]