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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...

Category: News & Articles

  • June 13, 2020

    Julian supports Promote 2 campaign and pushes Government to review guidance to National League

    Julian has written to the National League to offer his full support for the Promote 2 campaign to help secure York City FC’s well-deserved promotion. This season York City players have shown great form and were on course to top the Vanarama National League North but lockdown disruption had stalled their plans. When the Government […]
  • June 12, 2020

    Government coronavirus schemes support over 30,000 jobs and self-employed across York

    New figures released yesterday show that the national Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme are preserving 24,000 jobs and supporting over 6,000 self-employed residents in the city. 10,000 employees have been furloughed in the York Outer constituency, and 14,000 in York Central, with the government covering 80% of wages up to […]
  • June 11, 2020

    Julian calls on City of York Council to relax planning rules to support city’s hospitality sector

    Julian has written to Acting Chief Executive of City of York Council , Ian Floyd, calling for current licensing arrangements to be reviewed and planning restrictions relaxed to allow cafes, restaurant, pubs and bars to utilise space outside their premises to increase their capacity. Julian hopes that these measures will ensure far more businesses within […]
  • June 9, 2020

    BBC Radio York – Julian Discusses Social Distancing

    Julian spoke to Georgey Spanswick on Breakfast on BBC Radio York to discuss the need to review social distancing rules in order to make more businesses within the hospitality sector financially viable once lockdown restrictions are eased on July 4. Listen to the full interview from roughly the 2:09:55 mark, here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08f9jbh
  • June 8, 2020

    Julian Supports Small Breweries

    Julian is pleased to support Ben Everitt MP’s letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP to call for further support for small independent breweries. Sadly, the Covid-19 crisis represents an unprecedented threat to our small independent breweries, the craft beer industry and the local jobs they support. With the closure of pubs, […]
  • June 7, 2020

    Carers Week 2020 and York Carers Centre

    Carers Week is a vital annual event to highlight the irreplaceable contribution unpaid carers make across our city, and is especially important this year, as carers continue their selfless work under the pressure of coronavirus and social distancing. The theme of ‘Making Caring Visible’ is entirely appropriate for a time when this should be happening […]
  • June 6, 2020

    Letter to Yorkshire Post – We Need a Common Sense Approach to Social Distancing

    It is important that the relaxation of restrictions reflects the state of the virus and reflects the state of the virus, and can be put into reverse if there are signs of a surge in infection. But if hospitality businesses begin to open as planned after July 4, the Government needs to consider common-sense changes […]
  • June 5, 2020

    Farmers Guardian column – Breaking Away from EU Rules on Gene Editing should be a No-Brainer for Government

    The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Science and Technology in Agriculture provides a forum for politicians and stakeholders to raise the profile of agricultural innovation at Westminster. The APPG was established just over 12 years ago when Sir John Beddington’s ‘perfect storm’ of food security, population growth, climate change and declining natural resources was beginning […]
  • June 4, 2020

    Julian urges Minster to Allow England’s Cathedrals to Reopen

    Julian has today written to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick to urge the Government to immediately relax the rules to allow cathedrals and other larger places of worship to safely reopen to visitors. It comes as York Minster announced it was facing a £5.2 million shortfall in its […]
  • June 2, 2020

    Routine dental services to resume on 8th June, after Julian questions Health Secretary

    Julian has welcomed the announcement that dental surgeries can re-open for routine care from 8th June, having tabled written parliamentary questions via the House of Commons to Matt Hancock on 21st May requesting clarification on the timeline and safety precautions for this. As part of the coronavirus response, ordinary dental care has been suspended since […]