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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

This summer has brought a dramatic overhaul of our country’s government, with the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. This certainly makes for a huge change in style from Theresa May, and the extensive Cabinet reshuffle means the wider government has also undergone thorough renewal. Above all, there has been a major clarification of

Julian concerned to hear of potential job losses at York based SuperBreak

Julian has today reacted to the disappointing news that Malvern Group, the parent company...

Julian applauds strong start made by new Prime Minister

Julian has applauded the progress that his preferred candidate in the Conservative leadership race,...

Julian welcomes the introduction of Claudia’s Law

Julian has today welcomed the introduction of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 after...

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  • October 30, 2015

    Julian Welcomes Chancellor’s Visit to York

    Julian has welcomed George Osborne’s visit to York today to announce the launch of the new National Infrastructure Commission and the investment of £100bn this Parliament to support its recommendations. Speaking alongside the new Chair of the Commission, Lord Adonis, as well as Lord Heseltine, the Chancellor said that Britain needed to recover from the ‘disease […]
  • October 29, 2015

    Julian champions the case for a new railway station at Haxby

    Today in Parliament Julian championed the case for funding a new rail station in Haxby. Speaking in the House of Commons during the Transport Questions debate, Julian asked “Will the Minister give me an assurance that the new stations fund will be accessible to applications from all councils? “As she knows, the proposal for a new […]
  • October 21, 2015

    Julian welcomes £200 million of Chinese investment in York

    Welcoming today’s announcement, Julian has said that businesses across York must seize the opportunity to benefit from improved links with China. As Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for China, Julian has agreed to work in partnership with the China-Britain Business Council to help York businesses boost exports and attract inward investment from China. […]
  • October 20, 2015

    Julian champions improved transport links with Leeds-Bradford Airport

    On Friday, Julian met with John Parkin, Chief Executive of Leeds-Bradford Airport to discuss the best way forward to improve transport connections with our region’s airport. Leeds Bradford airport is used by many local residents around York and is one of the country’s fastest growing airports, supporting thousands of local jobs and acting as an […]
  • October 20, 2015

    Julian supports blanket ban on legal highs

    Last night in Parliament Julian welcomed the Government’s blanket ban on legal highs. Under the Psychoactive Substances Bill, the supply of legal highs will become a criminal offence with a maximum penalty of up to seven years in prison. Speaking in the debate, Julian said “For far too long, York, along with other cities and […]
  • October 16, 2015

    Restart a Heart Day at Manor School

    Today is European ‘Restart a Heart Day’, where the British Heart Foundation will be working with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to train 92 secondary schools in the region, as part of a UK-wide effort to train 30, 000 students in CPR using the British Heart Foundation ‘Call, Push, Rescue’ CPR training kits. Julian visited Manor […]
  • October 16, 2015

    Further developments over the closure of Bootham Park Hospital

    Today Julian met with Alistair Burt the Minister of State for Community and Social Care, to discuss the closure of Bootham Park Hospital and what steps should now be taken. Julian stated that “today’s meeting was an opportunity to raise many of the concerns I have received from constituents over patient care and the continuation […]
  • October 15, 2015

    Julian Calls for Devolution to Benefit the Whole of Yorkshire

    Yesterday in Parliament, Julian called for devolution powers to include both rural and urban parts of the county, saying nowhere should be left behind. Speaking in the House of Commons on the Government’s flagship Cities and Local Government Bill, Julian said “Speaking as a proud Yorkshireman, and looking at what devolution might bring to our […]
  • October 12, 2015

    Julian Welcomes Prime Minister’s Announcement on Office to Residential Conversions

    The Prime Minister will today announce that a temporary rule introduced in May 2013 allowing builders to convert disused offices into homes without applying for planning permission will be made a permanent change – a move welcomed by local developers and Julian. Last month, Julian toured the Halo development in Clifton Moor with John Reeves, […]
  • October 2, 2015

    Julian Meets with Mental Health Officials to discuss Bootham Park Hospital Closure and New 24/7 Helpline

    Following the sudden closure of Bootham Park Hospital Julian has today met with Martin Barkley, the Chief Executive of Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust, who yesterday undertook overall responsibility for York’s mental health services. At the meeting Julian discussed the current situation and the implications the closure could have on both in and […]