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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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  • July 5, 2020

    Julian Backs Radical Move To Change To Laws On Wills

    Julian Sturdy is backing a campaign by  Rachel Roche, the award winning York based solicitor, to change the way wills are witnessed to bring England and Wales into line with Scotland, Ireland and France who have introduced relaxed rules to allow them to be witnessed online during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With an estimated 30-40 […]
  • July 2, 2020

    York Press column – Reopening our city

    With the reopening of cafes, eateries, pubs, libraries, cultural venues, and tourist facilities this coming Saturday, following the opening of non-essential shops on 15th June, York will start returning to something like its normal bustle. I know many will have been relieved by being able to more effectively support loved ones in single households, including […]
  • June 30, 2020

    Julian hails new Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

    “I have represented a number of local residents over several years who are either Cystic Fibrosis patients or family of patients in lobbying the government and the manufacturer Vertex on expanding access to the best treatments by making the Orkambi drug available, a decision that was taken in October. I am delighted by today’s news […]
  • June 26, 2020

    Julian Welcomes Re-Opening of York’s Vital Tourism Sector

    Julian Sturdy MP has welcomed the re-opening of the tourism sector on 4 July, giving a boost for over 1100 businesses in York, and called on people to show their support for businesses following a challenging three months. This follows the release of figures that show the Government’s Job Retention Scheme has supported 24,000 jobs across […]
  • June 24, 2020

    Julian Backs Re-Opening of Gyms and Leisure Centres

    Julian has recently been contacted by Duncan Bannatyne asking for assistance in reopening gyms and leisure facilities as soon and as safely as possible. Many other local gym owners and members have reached out to Julian asking for help and he has lobbied Ministers on their behalf to hopefully allow these businesses open alongside the […]
  • June 19, 2020

    Julian writes to Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants in York Outer to ask what they need to Support Re-Opening

    Julian has written to pubs, cafes and restaurants across the constituency to ask what measures they would like to see the Government implement ahead of the expected announcement next week regarding the July 4 easing of lockdown measures for the hospitality sector. As a popular tourist destination, many jobs in York rely on a strong […]
  • June 18, 2020

    EFRA Select Committee launches inquiry into Public Sector Procurement of Food

    Every year the public sector spends over £2 billion providing meals in schools, hospitals, prisons, and many other public bodies. But how is this food sourced, and does it meet the right standards regarding health, the environment and supporting local communities? Today the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee launches an […]
  • June 17, 2020

    Yorkshire Post column – Relaxing 2-metre rule essential for regional economy and our children’s future

    While high streets reopen this week, the social distancing being applied in-store will serve as a firm reminder that everyday activities will not be returning to normal anytime soon. Of course, we must be ready to reverse the current gradual relaxation of restrictions if there are signs of an infection surge. However, alongside this vigilance, […]
  • June 16, 2020

    Julian welcomes the Government’s reaffirmation of support for families through extension of national voucher scheme

    Julian has welcomed the Government’s efforts to make sure no child goes hungry during this challenging and unprecedented period through the formation of a new Covid Summer Food Fund that will support children eligible for free school meals with a 6 week voucher this summer. The Government spends over £550 million a year, through the […]
  • June 14, 2020

    Julian visits York Designer Outer ahead of re-opening of non-essential retail

    Ahead of the reopening of non-essential retail next week, Julian Sturdy, Member of Parliament for York Outer, visited the York Designer Outlet to see how they plan to safely welcome back customers. Julian was given a tour by Centre Manager Paul Tyler who outlined the changes that have been made to adapt to the ‘new […]