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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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The EU Withdrawal Agreement

The EU Withdrawal Agreement

I am very grateful to all local residents who have contacted me so far with their thoughts on the withdrawal agreement and political declaration on our future relationship with the EU, the parliamentary vote on which will be held on Tuesday 11th December after 5 days of debate. I am taking careful note of what

Julian supports Small Business Saturday

Julian Sturdy, Member of Parliament for York Outer, has once again supported the ‘Small...

Julian supports disabled cyclists from the York Cycle Campaign

Julian recently joined Jamie Wood and Jon Phillip, both members of the York Cycle...

York Outer MP meets with Alzheimer’s Society

Julian Sturdy MP met with local representatives of the Alzheimer’s Society last week to...

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  • March 27, 2015

    York delegation meets with Transport Minister to discuss future funding of the outer ring road

    Julian has met with the Transport Minister, Robert Goodwill, to make the case for much needed investment in the outer ring road. Julian hosted a delegation of York businesses and decision-makers in Parliament to call on the Department for Transport to agree to a long term solution to York’s congestion problems. In attendance was the […]
  • March 24, 2015

    Julian supports Alzheimer’s Society’s dementia campaign

    This week Julian pledged to support the 850,000 people living with dementia across the country. Julian joined over 200 other MPs and representatives from Alzheimer’s Society in Westminster to meet people with dementia and commit to support those affected by the condition. Julian said: “We all have a part to play in improving the lives […]
  • March 19, 2015

    Proposed Green Belt Development in Strensall Thrown Out By Secretary of State

    Controversial plans to build 102 homes on the Green Belt near Strensall Common have been rejected today by the Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles, overturning the Council’s decision to approve the plans. The proposed development had been approved by City of York Council last year despite over a hundred objections being received from local residents. […]
  • March 18, 2015

    Success! Julian’s horse welfare proposals become law

    Julian is delighted that his private members bill to protect horses from neglect has now passed through both Houses of Parliament and is awaiting royal assent from HM The Queen. The Control of Horses Bill will make three major changes to animal welfare laws. Most importantly, the proposals will dramatically shorten the time it takes […]
  • March 18, 2015

    Julian welcomes Chancellor’s funding announcement for brownfield homes in York

    Julian has today welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget as funding was announced to build more city-centre homes in York in order to protect the city’s surrounding greenbelt. The Chancellor announced that York would receive Government funding for the multi-million pound York Central Housing Zone development. The initiative will provide up to a thousand new homes on […]
  • March 16, 2015

    Julian’s March Column in the York Press

    With the General Election less than eight weeks away, the media is now well and truly dominated by political coverage. While some, like myself, will find election campaigns rather exciting, I am conscious that all the hype can serve to put as many people off politics as it can engage voters. Nevertheless, whatever your thoughts […]
  • March 12, 2015

    Local MP calls for Parliamentary debate to reinstate vital cancer drug

    Julian Sturdy has raised the case of Richard Bassett, who suffers from a rare form of cancer, with William Hague in the House of Commons. The York Outer MP asked “While I accept the success of the cancer drugs fund, recent changes have resulted in the drug Regorafenib, which is effective against gastro-intestinal tumours, no […]
  • March 11, 2015

    Reopening of Haxby Station moves a step closer following meeting with Rail Minister

    Local MP Julian Sturdy met with the Rail Minister, Claire Perry, to make the case for the long anticipated reopening of Haxby railway station. Numerous plans to regenerate the station have been proposed since the 1980s as the town grew in size and congestion increased on York’s northern ring road. The station, which has been […]
  • March 10, 2015

    Coffee Shop Surgery

    On the 14th March, this coming Saturday, I am holding a Coffee Shop Surgery at The Old School in Rufforth, between 11:30am – 1pm. This is a drop-in session which will provide constituents with the opportunity to drop by and raise any concerns they may have in regards to any issue, much like the Supermarket […]
  • March 3, 2015

    Julian Welcomes Short-Term Security for Yearsley Pool

    Julian is pleased that Yearsley Pool’s future has been secured for a further 5 years after the recent Council budget agreement. Julian has been corresponding with constituents, the Council, and the future operators of the pool Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) in an effort to keep this great community facility open. After meeting with Andrew Laslett […]