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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Unity and self-discipline will get us through Coronavirus

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 and country now faces an even sterner test. The necessary restrictions on movement, and closure of public spaces make this in some ways the most serious emergency our nation has ever faced. Even on the brink of invasion in 1940, schools,

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...

Cross-party group of 12 Yorkshire MPs write to Housing Minister to oppose Askham Bog development appeal

Julian, together with 11 other MPs from across Yorkshire, has today written to the...

Julian writes to the Chancellor to urge him to provide more support to the self-employed

Julian has today written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak to ask...

Category: News & Articles

  • December 9, 2015

    Julian Welcomes New Franchise Contracts But Urges Progress on Electrification

    Julian has welcomed the news that new contracts have been awarded for the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises, in a £1.2billion boost to rail services in our region. However, he has said that he will continue to hold the Government to account to deliver its commitment on electrifying the TransPennine Express route. The contracts have […]
  • December 8, 2015

    Julian raises awareness of precision medicine to treat Cystic Fibrosis

    This morning Julian spoke in a debate over access to medicines for people with Cystic Fibrosis and other rare diseases. Julian was among a handful of MPs who supported the debates application and was very pleased that it was granted an hour and a half debate today. The debate came about due to the Cystic […]
  • December 4, 2015

    Julian makes Christmas visit to the Birch Park Royal Mail Delivery Centre

    Julian made his annual Christmas visit to the Birch Park Delivery Centre today to say thank you to all the postmen and women for all their hard work in the run up to the festive season. Julian was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Graham Pickering, and was introduced to the postmen and […]
  • December 3, 2015

    UPDATED: Statement from Julian on Airstrikes in Syria Against ISIL

    The war in Syria is an incredibly complex conflict due to the number of different forces involved, each with their different aims. The country is effectively split between forces loyal to Assad who are now backed by Russia, rebel groups including the Free Syrian Army, the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front, the Kurdish forces and ISIL […]
  • December 2, 2015

    Julian helps raise awareness of puppy smuggling in Parliament

    Yesterday Julian met with the Dogs Trust to highlight the growing concerns surrounding puppy smuggling across the country. The Dogs Trust has recently completed a report into puppies travelling illegally into Britain on fake passports under the EU Pets Travel Scheme. The charity found widespread evidence of animals being bred in horrendous conditions in Eastern […]
  • December 1, 2015

    Julian Raises Nursery Funding with the Minister

    Last week in Parliament Julian raised his concerns about the Government’s manifesto commitment to give working parents of three and four-year olds 30 hours of free childcare a week. Commenting Julian said: “While I welcome this commitment to double the amount of free childcare already available, I am very aware of the negative impact this could […]
  • November 27, 2015

    Julian Supports Tesco Neighbourhood Food Collection

    Julian has welcomed Tesco’s ‘Neighbourhood Food Collection’, after lending a hand with volunteers today at their Express store in Strensall. The collection is Tesco’s seventh and is being run in conjunction with the Trussell Trust and FareShare. It is taking place between 23rd November and 5th December in all of the supermarket chains smaller stores […]
  • November 25, 2015

    COMMENT: Julian Welcomes Spending Review as Great Result for York

    Today’s statement from the Chancellor is great news for the country and also for York. It is a testimony to the strong leadership shown by the Conservatives in Government, and I am delighted to see many of the economic forecasts have been revised upwards. The scale of the spending reductions is lower than anticipated by […]
  • November 24, 2015

    Julian Calls for King’s Cross-Style Regeneration at York Central

    Yesterday Julian visited King’s Cross with Roger Madelin, Chief Executive of site developer Argent, to find out more about the regeneration project and how it could be used as a blueprint for the York Central Teardrop site. For many years King’s Cross was an underused industrial wasteland with great potential for development, much like Teardrop […]
  • November 23, 2015

    The York ME Community

    Last week Julian met with Bill Clayton, a Fulford resident, who recently created the ‘The York ME Community’ website. It was established to raise awareness of ME and act as a community space for sufferers, carers and those simply wishing to know more about the condition. It is thought around 250,000 people suffer from ME, also […]