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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Unity and self-discipline will get us through Coronavirus

York Press column – Unity and self-discipline will get us through Coronavirus

A month on from my last column on overcoming Yorkshire’s flooding challenges, our community and country now faces an even sterner test. The necessary restrictions on movement, and closure of public spaces make this in some ways the most serious emergency our nation has ever faced. Even on the brink of invasion in 1940, schools,

Julian writes to the Foreign Secretary to urge him to send repatriation flights to Australia and New Zealand

A number of constituents who are struggling to return home to the UK have...

Cross-party group of 12 Yorkshire MPs write to Housing Minister to oppose Askham Bog development appeal

Julian, together with 11 other MPs from across Yorkshire, has today written to the...

Julian writes to the Chancellor to urge him to provide more support to the self-employed

Julian has today written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak to ask...

Category: News & Articles

  • March 7, 2016

    Julian sees All Schools programme in action

    In February Julian visited Joseph Rowntree School to learn more about the school’s partnership with the Rugby Football Union’s All Schools programme. The All Schools programme achieved its aim of introducing 400 state secondary schools to rugby in time for the 2015 World Cup. After England successfully hosted the tournament, the RFU is intending to […]
  • March 6, 2016

    Action on Rawcliffe Sewage Plant Smells

    Julian recently met with representatives from Yorkshire Water as well as the Rawcliffe and Clifton Without Councillors Stuart Rawlings, Peter Dew and Sam Lisle, to discuss the issue of problems smells coming from the Sewage Plant in Rawcliffe. This is an historic problem which has been raised by residents with Julian and the Ward Councillors […]
  • March 4, 2016

    Julian lends his support to local domestic abuse charity

    As part of an awareness raising campaign funded by the North Yorkshire Police Crime Commissioner, local domestic abuse charity IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services) invited Julian to visit their refuge in York to find out more about the vital work they perform in the local area. In 2015, IDAS received over 1150 referrals into its […]
  • March 3, 2016

    Julian highlights £5 million fund available to York businesses

    The Government highlighted today that flood affected businesses in York can apply to a £5 million fund to advertise that they are open for business. The response came following today’s questions to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, where Mr Sturdy enquired what the Government is doing to support tourism in York following the […]
  • March 2, 2016

    Julian visits local supermarket to champion Yorkshire produce

    Last week Julian visited the Co-op store in Poppleton to meet with staff and local suppliers in order to promote Yorkshire produce. After a store tour and discussing trading conditions with Co-op staff, Julian met with Paul Mercer from Wheldrake whose company Mercer’s manufactures a range of Yorkshire chutneys, preserves, and jams. The Co-op now […]
  • March 1, 2016

    Success! Appeal for giant wind turbine on the edge of York is rejected.

    The long running campaign to stop a 78 metre wind turbine from being built near Kexby has ended in success. Julian said today’s announcement that the developer’s appeal had been rejected will be met with relief from local residents. Julian has campaigned alongside local residents, some of whom were only 500m away from the giant […]
  • February 25, 2016

    Julian Declares Position on EU Referendum

    “The outcome of the referendum vote on 23rd June will be a defining moment for Britain. In an act of true democracy in which our nation’s history is enshrined, the people of Britain, from York to Yeovil, will decide whether our future is stronger within or outside of the European Union. “This is not, as […]
  • February 23, 2016

    Julian Raises the Plight of Community Pharmacy’s in Parliament

    Today in Parliament Julian raised his concerns over proposals to reduce community pharmacy budgets as part of the Governments plans to deliver £22 billion of efficiency savings in the NHS by 2020. Speaking in the debate Julian said: “A pharmacy owner in my constituency has contacted me to say if these proposed cuts go through […]
  • February 19, 2016

    Update: Explosion at House in Haxby

    This morning at approximately 7.30am there was an explosion at a property on Springwood in Haxby, and it has been reported that a man has sadly lost his life. This afternoon Julian visited the scene to speak to local residents and the emergency services who were in attendance. Commenting Julian said, “It is with great […]
  • February 17, 2016

    Julian supports Alzheimer’s Society’s Fix Dementia Care campaign

    Last week in Parliament Julian attended the launch of the Alzheimer’s Society’s new campaign ‘Fix Dementia Care’, which calls for improvements in hospital care for people living with dementia. The event called for greater transparency across the NHS following an Alzheimer’s Society investigation which found that too many people with dementia are falling while in […]