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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

“Given the amazing success of the booster programme in protecting York households, and the latest encouraging virus data, I am glad the government has decided to let current ‘Plan B’ measures expire at the end of this month. Although I have serious concerns about the Prime Minister’s judgement on other matters, I think he has

Julian welcomes Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

I am delighted by the recent news that the life-changing Kaftrio modular therapy has...

York Press column – Finally we are learning to live with covid

As we move through the cold days and early evenings, we have the significant...

Statement on alleged Downing Street Parties

The recent revelations about the party in the garden of Number 10 on the...

Category: News & Articles

  • December 17, 2019

    Julian’s post-election message

    I want to warmly thank everyone who voted to re-elect me as MP for York Outer last Thursday. I was delighted to be returned with an increased majority, and I want to repay this vote of confidence by working to deliver for our city over the next 5 years. Since first being elected in 2010, […]
  • December 8, 2019

    Campaigning Update – Haxby, Bishopthorpe, Acaster Malbis

    This weekend Julian has been out speaking to local residents north of the city in Haxby, and also in Bishopthorpe and Acaster Malbis to the south. On the doorsteps he discussed the Conservative commitment to build Northern Powerhouse Rail between Leeds and Manchester to improve regional transport connections, raise the National Insurance threshold to £9500 […]
  • December 3, 2019

    Julian welcomes Roads Minister to York to show her the case for dualling the A64

    Last week, Julian hosted the Roads Minister Baroness Vere in York to make the case for the government funding the widening of the A64. Having secured a government commitment to dual York’s A1237 Outer Ring Road after years of hard campaigning, Julian is now pushing for similar improvements to be made to the A64, to […]
  • November 21, 2019

    York Press election column – My Plan for a Better York

    Having represented our city in Parliament since 2010, I value this opportunity to speak directly to York Press readers to highlight my record of delivery, and my plan for the future. This election offers you, the voter, a chance to break the deadlock in Parliament, so we can resolve Brexit and move on to other priorities like improving public […]
  • November 17, 2019

    Campaigning Update – Rawcliffe, Clifton Without, Heworth Without, Osbaldwick, Dunnington, Holtby, Wheldrake and Elvington

    This last week Julian was out and about meeting residents in Rawcliffe and Clifton, updating them on Conservative proposals to increase funding for every school, recruit 20,000 new police officers and put an extra £33.9 billion per year into the health service. He also spent time in Heworth Without and Osbaldwick, discussing his record on […]
  • November 10, 2019

    Campaigning Update – Copmanthorpe, Heslington, Fulford, Upper and Nether Poppleton, Skelton

    During last week Julian campaigned in Copmanthorpe. He also enjoyed speaking to residents in Upper and Nether Poppleton, communities which will really see the benefit from the dualling of the Outer Ring Road he has consistently lobbied for, and the new train carriages serving Poppleton station on the York – Harrogate – Leeds line. He […]
  • November 5, 2019

    Julian welcomes government’s fracking moratorium in light of new scientific evidence

    Julian has welcomed the government’s announcement over the weekend that it will impose a moratorium on fracking with immediate effect, following the conclusion of an Oil and Gas Authority report that it is not currently possible to accurately predict the magnitude or probability of earthquakes linked to fracking operations, and the experience of the Preston […]
  • November 4, 2019

    Julian warns that council now has ‘no excuses’ following 7.5% budget hike for Special Educational Needs support

    Julian has today urged City of York Council to take full advantage of a 7.5% increase in their high needs education budget awarded to them by central government.   It comes as reports have grown locally of parents struggling to access formal support for their children through a funded Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). […]
  • November 2, 2019

    Julian launches his campaign for re-election

    Julian has today launched his campaign for re-election as MP for York Outer in Haxby, with his family and local supporters, having been unanimously re-selected as candidate by York Conservatives. On being re-selected, Julian said: “This election offers the public a chance to break the deadlock in Parliament, so we can resolve Brexit and move […]
  • October 29, 2019

    Julian hails 6% funding boost for schools in York Outer

    Julian has welcomed new figures released by the Department for Education which suggest that progress is finally being made towards levelling up education funding for schools in different parts of the country. Per-pupil funding in York Outer has historically been amongst the lowest in the country, however the new figures suggest that the area is […]