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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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  • January 27, 2015

    Julian Launches ‘Fair Votes For All’ Petition

    Julian has launched a constituency-wide petition calling on Parliament to change the law to ensure only English MPs are allowed to vote on English-only laws. The move comes after a ‘No’ vote in the Scottish Independence referendum re-ignited debate over the so-called ‘West-Lothian’ question on whether MPs from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales should be […]
  • January 26, 2015

    Julian Meets Highways Agency to Discuss Hopgrove Upgrades

    Julian has met with senior representatives from the Highways Agency to discuss their plans to upgrade the Hopgrove roundabout, and potentially dual the A64, following the announcement of up to £250m in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. George Osborne’s announcements late last year of the plans for the grade separation of the Hopgrove junction were welcomed by […]
  • January 21, 2015

    York leads the way as unemployment continues to fall

    Julian welcomes today’s news that unemployment in York falls for the tenth month in a row.   According to the Office for National Statistics, unemployment across the country has dropped to below 6% for the first time in six years. In York Outer, the number of people claiming out of work benefits has dropped from […]
  • January 20, 2015

    Julian’s York Press Column

    Like most families, I ushered in the New Year with my wife and two young children, and celebrated the arrival of 2015 by finishing off the last of the Christmas goodies. For many, myself included, January is a month of contrasts. On the one hand it can be a bit of a comedown from the […]
  • January 16, 2015

    Julian’s horse welfare law receives final approval from MPs

    Julian celebrated victory today as his private members bill to protect horses from neglect cleared the House of Commons.   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 to rescue abandoned horses from over two weeks to just […]
  • January 13, 2015

    Julian Calls for Action on Harewood Whin Fire

    Julian has waded into a debate over an ongoing fire at Yorwaste’s Harewood Whin site after being contacted by several concerned constituents who fear for the impact the fumes are having on public health. Last week, Julian wrote to Mark Scott, the Yorkshire Area Manager at the Environment Agency, to reiterate the local residents’ concerns and […]
  • January 9, 2015

    Julian’s fly-grazing bill moves a step closer to becoming law

    Yesterday in Parliament Julian’s private members bill passed its committee stage with cross-party support. The Control of Horses Bill will not only shorten the time it takes to rescue abandoned horses from two weeks to just 96 hours, it will also provide farmers and landowners the power to rescue neglected horses from private land. Speaking […]
  • January 7, 2015

    Julian’s Debate on Fairer NHS Funding for York and North Yorkshire

    This week Julian hosted a parliamentary debate to highlight his concerns surrounding healthcare funding in York and North Yorkshire. This is an issue he has raised in Parliament on numerous occasions in the past and is especially topical at this time. The debate centred on the current funding formula for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). This […]
  • January 2, 2015

    Julian Joins Forces with Residents to Protect Village’s Greenbelt

    Before Christmas, Julian supported several residents from the village of Naburn who visited the City of York Council’s offices to hand-deliver letters of objection to proposals contained in the draft Local Plan. More than 60 letters from Naburn residents were delivered, which were added to the dozens of objections already sent by post and email. Residents […]
  • December 31, 2014

    Julian Concerned by Huntington HMO Application Reappearance

    Julian has again registered his concern with planning officers about the resubmission of proposals for the development of a house of multiple occupancy (HMO) at 550 Huntington Road. Following the withdrawal of previous plans to convert both 550 and the neighbouring 548 into HMOs, after a strong community backlash, plans were resubmitted for a HMO […]