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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

This summer has brought a dramatic overhaul of our country’s government, with the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. This certainly makes for a huge change in style from Theresa May, and the extensive Cabinet reshuffle means the wider government has also undergone thorough renewal. Above all, there has been a major clarification of

Julian concerned to hear of potential job losses at York based SuperBreak

Julian has today reacted to the disappointing news that Malvern Group, the parent company...

Julian applauds strong start made by new Prime Minister

Julian has applauded the progress that his preferred candidate in the Conservative leadership race,...

Julian welcomes the introduction of Claudia’s Law

Julian has today welcomed the introduction of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 after...

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  • July 8, 2015

    Chancellor’s Summer Budget delivers tax cut for 87,000 workers across York

    Julian has welcomed the news that thousands of workers across York will benefit from tax cuts, as the Chancellor’s Budget delivered on the Conservatives’ key election promise to raise tax thresholds. Changes to the personal allowance will result in 87,000 workers across York receiving a tax cut in April 2016, with a further 2,000 of […]
  • July 8, 2015

    Julian Celebrates Work of Local Food Bank

    Julian has applauded the work of local Trussell Trust volunteers after visiting and helping out at a recent food bank collection in a York Outer supermarket. He spent time helping the volunteers at the Tesco’s at Clifton Moor on Friday. The Trussell Trust, one of the largest food bank organisations in the UK with approximately […]
  • July 7, 2015

    Julian calls for action on fairer funding for York

    Today in Parliament, Julian held the Government to account over what progress has been made on securing fairer funding for health services across York. Speaking in the House of Commons during Health Questions, Julian asked “The disparity in health funding allocations due to the imbalance in the system which favours deprivation over age, has yet […]
  • July 6, 2015

    Dringhouses Primary School grow their own potatoes

    On Friday, Julian spent the morning sizing up potatoes grown by pupils at Dringhouses Primary School as part of the Grow Your Own Potatoes Scheme. The programme, supported by McCains Foods, teaches primary school children how crops are grown grow and how they fit into a healthy, balanced diet. It also includes a range of […]
  • July 2, 2015

    Heathrow Announcement is Good News for York

    Yesterday’s recommendation that Heathrow is the ‘clear and unanimous choice’ for airport expansion should be welcomed says Julian. York residents are currently only able to fly intermittently to Heathrow via Leeds-Bradford. However, as the number of people expected to fly from Yorkshire to London is set to double over the next five years, Leeds Bradford […]
  • July 1, 2015

    Julian attends the reopening of the Grey Horse Pub in Elvington

    Julian recently visited the newly refurbished Grey Horse Pub in Elvington, where he met licensees Andy and Amanda Booth and Punch Taverns Manager Jim Owthwaite. The pub has now reopened after closing for renovations since the beginning of June. Andy and Amanda launched the Grey Horse by hosted preview dinners, inviting guests to sample the pub’s […]
  • June 30, 2015

    Julian meets the York Rescue Boat team and pledges his support to help prevent future accidents in York’s rivers

    As part of Drowning Prevention Week, Julian met with the crew of the York Rescue Boat on Saturday to support their crucial work of saving lives across the city. Meeting Dave Benson and the York Rescue Boat crew, Julian said, “I cannot praise the work of the volunteers enough for helping to keep people safe […]
  • June 30, 2015

    Cancer Drugs Fund Petition at Number 10

    Last week Julian met with a group of constituents and several other MPs to deliver a petition to Downing Street demanding that English patients have access to the same key drug as allowed for patients in Scotland. The petition had been arranged by GIST Support UK, a charity specifically focused on combating GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal […]
  • June 25, 2015

    Julian argues that York’s nurseries must not lose out in the Government’s free childcare plans

    Yesterday, Julian held a parliamentary debate on the Government’s proposals to double the amount of free child care, and the impact it could have on York’s nurseries. The Government will be doubling the free provision of childcare for three and four-year-olds in England. The current allowance of 15 hours a week will be doubled to […]
  • June 19, 2015

    Julian calls for more funding into research and development for British food production

    Julian raised the increasingly important issue of food security with the Farming Minister, George Eustice in the House of Commons. During the Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs debate, Julian asked “Population growth predictions estimate that we will need to produce 60% more food by 2050, but British crop yields have plateaued over recent years and […]