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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian backs Macmillan’s cancer nurse campaign at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament

Julian backs Macmillan’s cancer nurse campaign at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament

This week, Julian was one of over 200 Members of Parliament who came together to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s latest campaign. The charity used its well loved World’s Biggest Coffee Morning reception in Parliament to launch a new report “Cancer Nursing on the line”. The report calls for a Cancer Nurse Fund to invest in

Statement on government social care and health proposal

I support the broad principles and intentions behind the government’s plan for a reformed...

Back to school and supply chain issues

On Monday York’s children returned to school, beginning what will hopefully be a much...

York Press column – Afghanistan retreat and investment in York

Last week, I travelled to London for the emergency recall of Parliament to discuss...

Category: News & Articles

  • February 27, 2019

    Future of Bootham Park site update

    It is very disappointing to see that the Department of Health has decided to proceed with the sale of the old Bootham Park Hospital site, given the ambitious plans City of York Council and York Hospital NHS Trust were working on for developing the site to provide health services, housing, improved access, and a public […]
  • February 19, 2019

    ‘York Press’ column – Housing development must protect York’s natural heritage

    Two weeks ago I hosted senior Treasury Minister Liz Truss in Poppleton, visiting the Pavers Shoes head office to see the £10 million investment they are making, which will create 50-100 new jobs. Liz is very vocal on the need for government to back business to create opportunity, and the need to rapidly expand housebuilding […]
  • February 12, 2019

    Julian presses Minister on implementing ‘Claudia’s law’ for missing people

    This morning Julian pressed the Under Secretary of State for Justice on the need to implement the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 as soon as possible, to deliver certainty and relief for affected families, in a debate in Westminster Hall in the House of Commons. This legislation is known to most as ‘Claudia’s Law’ after […]
  • February 12, 2019

    Winter energy bills advice from Citizens Advice York

    York’s Citizens Advice service are providing advice and guidance on how people can manage their heating and energy bills during this period of cold weather. This is all the more important given that cold weather payments were triggered for several York area postcodes last week. I encourage any local residents with questions or concerns in […]
  • February 12, 2019

    Julian supports World Cancer Day with Cancer Research UK

    Last Wednesday Julian met with campaigners from Cancer Research UK at a special event held in Parliament to mark World Cancer Day, designated to raise awareness of this disease, and the steps we can all take to address it. He heard about the charity’s research, and discussed what he could do to assist in improving […]
  • February 8, 2019

    Julian meets with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust at Askham Bog to discuss the impact of the proposed development immediately adjacent to this SSSI and the Environment Bill

    Last week, Julian met with Rob Stoneman, Chief Exec of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) at a very wintery Askham Bog to discuss their objections to the proposed development site on Moor Lane and hear more about YMT’s vision for an ambitious Environment Bill. In the summer, Julian wrote to residents regarding the land south […]
  • January 30, 2019

    Last night’s Brexit votes in the Commons

    I was very glad to see the ‘Brady amendment’ passed by a clear majority in the House of Commons last night, which declared that MPs would support the government’s withdrawal agreement subject to changes to the Northern Ireland ‘backstop’. Given that this was the reason I could not support the government’s deal earlier this month, […]
  • January 29, 2019

    Hessay Asphalt Plant application refused as Julian speaks up for local residents at Planning Committee

    Last week, Julian joined forces with a number of local residents and Cllr Chris Steward to speak in objection to the proposed asphalt plant at Hessay Industrial Estate. Barring one abstention, the Planning Committee voted unanimously to refuse the proposals. Tynedale Roadstone Ltd applied for planning permission to build the structure at Hessay Industrial Estate […]
  • January 29, 2019

    Julian hosts Cabinet Minister at Pavers Poppleton HQ as expansion gets underway

    Last Friday, Julian visited the headquarters of York-based shoe retailer Pavers with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss. The Chief Secretary, deputy to Chancellor Philip Hammond, was there to view first-hand the progress of a £10 million investment in the site, with a 4400 square metre extension to the firm’s distribution depot. Upon […]
  • January 28, 2019

    Julian visits new York medical technology manufacturer

    Julian recently visited York Instruments, a new advanced manufacturing company with a particular focus on advanced medical devices based at the York Science Park in Heslington. He viewed their main product, a next-generation MEG brain scanner, and discussed the company’s plans for regional expansion. York Instruments only dates to 2015, and already sustains 41 high-skill […]