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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

Julian has joined members of Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee in writing to the Secretary of State for Business, Alok Sharma MP, to call for the suspension of Sunday Trading Laws for as long as emergency powers are in effect. Julian believes that the current restrictions imposed on shops make it much

Julian welcomes new ‘Nightingale’ hospital to fight coronavirus in Yorkshire

I am reassured by the official confirmation that a new ‘Nightingale’ emergency coronavirus hospital...

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...

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...

Category: News & Articles

  • 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 […]
  • February 12, 2016

    Julian highlights concerns over the future flood resilience of York’s communications infrastructure

    During a debate in Parliament this week, Julian raised the communications problems York residents faced during the Boxing Day floods. Raising the issue with the Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey, Julian asked “The Minister will be well aware that not only the North-West but York suffered badly from flooding and we lost telecommunications for a […]
  • February 5, 2016

    Julian pledges his support on World Cancer Day

    Yesterday, Julian attended an event in Parliament to show his support for World Cancer Day (4th February). Meeting with representatives from four of the UK’s biggest cancer charities, Julian was pleased to hear about the work that is being done between charities to unite the nation and help transform the lives of millions of people […]
  • February 4, 2016

    Julian Calls for Investigation into Health Provider Following the Closure of Bootham Park Hospital

    Yesterday in a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament Julian called for an investigation into the behaviour of the Leeds and York NHS Partnership Trust, who were responsible for providing care at Bootham Park before it was closed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) due to ongoing patient safety fears. Several reports were produced by the […]
  • January 26, 2016

    Skills Minister Nick Boles meets with Julian’s Rural Business Group

    Last week in Parliament the Minister of State for Skills, Nick Boles MP, addressed the All Party Parliamentary Group for Rural Business, of which Julian is the Chair. The Minister discussed the need for a more specialised approach to sixth form education and the need for rural businesses to have access to a wide range […]
  • January 21, 2016

    Julian supports York’s Local Economy following the recent flooding

    During a debate on the recent winter flooding, Julian reminded Members of Parliament that York remains open for business. The House of Commons held a debate yesterday on supporting local authorities after Storm Eva, which overwhelmed the Foss Barrier on Boxing Day. During the debate Julian asked “is it not also true that many businesses […]
  • January 20, 2016

    Julian continues to lobby the Government on precision medicine to treat Cystic Fibrosis

    In December Julian spoke in a debate which focused on access to medicines for people with Cystic Fibrosis and other rare diseases. Following the debate Julian decided to table some additional questions to George Freeman MP, the Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Life Sciences. Firstly, Julian asked the Minister ‘what representations he has received […]
  • January 20, 2016

    Julian Welcomes Latest Employment Stats as York Outer is Named 9th Lowest Constituency in Country for Claimant Count

    Julian has welcomed the latest employment statistics today, which show York Outer to be among the lowest constituencies in the country for people claiming out of work benefits, such as Jobseekers Allowance and Employment & Support Allowance. Figures from the House of Commons Library reveal that the number of people claiming in the patch fell […]
  • January 19, 2016

    Julian calls on Government to deliver on manifesto commitments on wind power

    Last night Julian held the Government to account on honouring its manifesto commitments on ending taxpayer funded subsidies to large wind farms, and giving local communities the final say in planning applications. Speaking in the Energy Bill debate, Julian said “We need to end the current system whereby developers pocket the lucrative taxpayer-funded subsidies, and […]