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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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  • May 29, 2020

    Julian presses Minster FM purchaser on future of York local radio

    Julian has today written to Dee Ford, the Group Managing Director of Bauer Media’s radio division, to raise the concerns of residents across York regarding recently announced plans to absorb Minster FM into a new regional station called Greatest Hits Radio – North Yorkshire.  While acknowledging the challenges faced by the competitive radio industry, Julian […]
  • May 28, 2020

    Minster FM announcement

    I am saddened by the announcement that Minster FM is to be absorbed into ‘Greatest Hits Radio North Yorkshire’ after acquisition by Bauer Media, and fear this means the loss of a distinctive local institution. I have always enjoyed my appearances on Minster, and believe it has made a valuable contribution to the cultural life […]
  • May 27, 2020

    York Press column – York’s route out of lockdown

    As summer approaches, I know many residents will feel some frustration at the grinding reality of social distancing, tempered of course by the determination to safeguard the health of loved ones. I hope the government’s provisional timetable to gradually relax lockdown in June and July, if the scientific evidence at the time indicates this is […]
  • May 26, 2020

    Julian joins forces with City of York Council in a bid to secure Haxby station funding

    Julian has thrown his weight behind City of York Council’s bid to the Government’s New Stations Fund in a joint effort to secure the funding needed to build a new railway station at Haxby. In his letter of support for the bid Mr. Sturdy outlined the large catchment that a new station would serve and […]
  • May 25, 2020

    Julian welcomes planning permission decision for new vascular unit at York Hospital

    Julian is very pleased at City of York Council’s decision to grant planning permission for a new vascular imaging unit at York Hospital, a building extension that represents a £10 million investment in the city’s health service. When completed, this will allow for enhanced care for patients with heart and blood conditions, including the insertion […]
  • May 22, 2020

    BBC Radio 4 – Farming Today

    Julian appeared on this morning’s edition of Farming Today on Radio 4 to talk to Charlotte Smith about the letter he has sent to George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in his capacity as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture. In the letter, […]
  • May 21, 2020

    Julian leads calls for Agriculture Bill boost to genetic innovation post-Brexit

    An influential grouping of cross-party MPs and Lords is calling on the Government to support changes to the Agriculture Bill which would pave the way for the UK to ditch damaging EU rules blocking access to precision breeding tools vital for agricultural improvement at home and overseas. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Science and […]
  • May 15, 2020

    Julian writes to Chancellor to request urgent clarification on furlough scheme on behalf of York hospitality and tourism businesses

    Julian has today written to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to ask for urgent clarification on the planned extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until the end of October.  In his letter, Julian urged the Government to take a sector-by-sector approach, stating that some sectors should be encouraged to return to work safely as soon […]
  • May 15, 2020

    Julian Supports Community Radio

    Julian recently wrote to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to request swift and urgent support for community radio stations. For the majority of communities, the only dedicated local broadcaster they have comes from community licensees. In these unprecedented times, there has never been a greater need for local radio. In York we […]
  • May 14, 2020

    Julian votes against government to defend UK food standards in future trade deals

    During yesterday’s final House of Commons debate on the Agriculture Bill, Julian spoke and voted against the government line, by supporting an amendment requiring that food imports under future post-Brexit trade agreements meet British animal welfare, environmental and plant health standards. The Agriculture Bill creates the first independent UK farming and environmental policy for 47 […]