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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

  • January 18, 2016

    Julian’s private members bill features on BBC One’s Country file

    This week’s Countryfile on BBC One looked at Julian’s private members bill which was designed to protect horses from neglect. The Control of Horses Act, which Julian started and carried through the House of Commons, has made three major changes to our current animal welfare laws. Most importantly, the law has dramatically shortened the time […]
  • January 15, 2016

    Julian visits York Housing Association Properties in Elvington

    Last week Julian met with Julia Histon, Chief Executive of York Housing Association, at their base in Huntington to discuss how shared equity housing can help people get on the property ladder. He then visited their site in Elvington where York Housing Association have built 18 affordable homes to date, and met with residents to […]
  • January 13, 2016

    Julian criticises Health Minister for callous approach to vaccine damage victims

    Julian has wade into Government Ministers for their unsympathetic approach to people who have suffered life-changing side effects from vaccinations. Yesterday, Mr Sturdy spoke in a debate in Parliament on the swine flu vaccination, pandermix, which in rare cases has led to the development of narcolepsy and cataplexy, particularly in young people. Mr Sturdy raised […]
  • January 3, 2016

    Flooding Update: £10 million of new funding announced for Foss Barrier upgrade

    Julian has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that York is to receive £10 million of new funding to improve flood defences in the city. The funding will be reserved for upgrades to the Foss Barrier, which was overwhelmed at the height of Storm Eva last week. A further £30 million has also been announced for […]
  • December 31, 2015

    Flooding Update: Naburn

    Yesterday Julian was out and about in Naburn talking to local residents and assessing the impact of the flooding as water levels receded. Julian met with Councillor Suzie Mercer, the Parish Council, and representatives from the Environment Agency to discuss the next steps forward to help the village recover. Sadly a number of properties have […]
  • December 30, 2015

    Flooding Update: Environment Secretary promises more help and funding for York

    Julian today met with the Environment Secretary to discuss what can be done to help local residents and businesses in the aftermath of the floods. The Environment Secretary, Liz Truss, confirmed that over £2 million of funding had already been earmarked to upgrade the Foss Barrier and her department would look into Mr Sturdy’s request […]
  • December 30, 2015

    Flooding Update: Fordlands Road in Fulford

    Pictured: Fordlands Road flooded yesterday. Water levels have since receded. Yesterday Julian was out and about in Fulford, listening to local residents and following up their concerns with officials from the City of York Council and the Environment Agency. Julian attended a number of flooded areas and was particularly concerned about the Fordlands Road area. As […]
  • December 29, 2015

    Flooding Update: Julian meets with Environment Minister at Foss Barrier

    Julian today visited the Foss Barrier with the Environment Minister Rory Stewart and Council Leader Chris Steward as vital engineering work continues. Emergency work on the Foss Barrier has now reinstated four pumps, which will allow the barrier to drain water more quickly from the River Foss. Emergency services, the armed forces and Environment Agency […]
  • December 28, 2015

    Flooding Update: Julian visits command centre

    Julian attended the flood command centre today to discuss the latest flooding developments in the centre of York. The local MP met with officials from the Environment Agency, emergency services and local council to discuss the plans in place to help those most in need. As wet weather is set to return on Wednesday, Mr […]
  • December 21, 2015

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    As another busy year in British politics winds down, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!   With festive songs already dominating the airwaves and the bright lights decorating our streets, I hope you are looking forward to Christmas as much as my children. Christmas, […]