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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

  • 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 […]
  • November 18, 2015

    Julian continues to campaign for a fairer NHS Funding Formula for his constituents

    Yesterday in Parliament Julian Sturdy once again raised his concerns over the NHS funding formula which allocates money to Clinical Commissioning Groups. The current funding formula is weighted towards deprivation at the expense of age and rurality, which has led to a distortion in the formula, with some areas being awash with money, whilst others […]
  • November 18, 2015

    Julian Calls on Chancellor to Continue Investment in Broadband Infrastructure

    Julian has joined with over 100 cross-party MPs and Lords to urge the Chancellor continue investing in fixed and mobile broadband as part of the Spending Review and in the future. The open letter was co-ordinated by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Broadband and Digital Communication, of which Julian is a strong supporter. Julian and the […]
  • November 17, 2015

    Julian champions a fairer deal for fresh produce farmers

    Today in Parliament, Julian led a debate calling for the Government to review the role of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA). Julian raised concerns over the current resources, performance, and remit of the Adjudicator. Despite overseeing an industry that is worth £177 billion and employs 1 in 7 people in this country, the Adjudicator only […]
  • November 10, 2015

    Julian promotes pharmacies as the flu vaccination service gets underway

    Julian last week visited Hepworth’s Pharmacy in Fulford to learn more about the first ever national pharmacy flu vaccination service. The service aims to make it easier than ever for people to get a flu jab and to increase the number of ‘at risk’ people across England being protected from ill health over the winter […]
  • November 5, 2015

    Julian’s fair school funding campaign

    Today in Parliament Julian will be calling for York’s schools to receive fairer funding from the Government. York’s schools have historically suffered from lower levels of funding than other areas, notably those in London and larger cities across the country. Having campaigned on this issue throughout the previous Parliament, the Government announced £390 million of additional […]
  • November 5, 2015

    Julian Promotes Off-site Construction Housing as ‘Great Opportunity’

    In a Westminster Hall debate yesterday in Parliament on modern pre-fabricated housing, Julian outlined his support for off-site construction housing to help mitigate the country’s housing needs. Pre-fabricated building and construction has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years, and the modern product offers high quality buildings with much faster delivery speeds than traditional […]
  • October 30, 2015

    Julian Welcomes Chancellor’s Visit to York

    Julian has welcomed George Osborne’s visit to York today to announce the launch of the new National Infrastructure Commission and the investment of £100bn this Parliament to support its recommendations. Speaking alongside the new Chair of the Commission, Lord Adonis, as well as Lord Heseltine, the Chancellor said that Britain needed to recover from the ‘disease […]
  • October 29, 2015

    Julian champions the case for a new railway station at Haxby

    Today in Parliament Julian championed the case for funding a new rail station in Haxby. Speaking in the House of Commons during the Transport Questions debate, Julian asked “Will the Minister give me an assurance that the new stations fund will be accessible to applications from all councils? “As she knows, the proposal for a new […]