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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

There is no point pretending last week’s heavy by-election losses do not send a serious message to the government. Defeated in both a traditionally very ‘safe’ rural West Country seat and urban West Yorkshire, my party is clearly struggling to retain public confidence across a diverse swathe of communities. My thoughts on how our leadership

Haxby Railway Station one step closer with successful Restoring York Railways bid

Following months of intense lobbying in Westminster supporting City of York Council’s bid for...

Julian backs precision breeding law to ensure food security and protect the environment

This week, Julian used the first House of Commons stage of the government’s Genetic...

York Press column – Action on Education

Every child deserves a first-class education to equip them with the skills to pursue...

Category: News & Articles

  • March 26, 2020

    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 contacted Julian for assistance as flights from most destinations are now becoming limited or unavailable. Yesterday, Julian wrote to the Foreign Secretary on behalf of his constituents in Australia and New Zealand calling for the Government to organise repatriation flights, while […]
  • March 25, 2020

    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 Housing Minister to oppose the development of 516 homes on land adjacent to the Askham Bog Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Last year, the planning committee of City of York Council unanimously rejected the application after concerns were raised by […]
  • March 25, 2020

    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 that the self-employed are given Government backed support that is comparable to that already announced for businesses and employees. Under the measures currently announced, the self-employed will benefit from Employment Support Allowance being made available from Day 1 and the removal […]
  • March 16, 2020

    Coronavirus outbreak

    I know many residents will feel some concern given news about the spread of coronavirus. I want all constituents to know that I am here to help in any way I can. I am already assisting a number of constituents who have got in touch with me regarding aspects of the coronavirus situation, and I […]
  • March 11, 2020

    Julian welcomes York Central funding announcement

    Julian has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement in the Budget that he has approved an investment, potentially totalling £77 million, from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to unlock the York Central brownfield site. Julian had previously raised delays to the approval of the funding on the floor of the House of Commons and was due to […]
  • March 11, 2020

    Julian welcomes Budget to beat coronavirus and spread prosperity

    “I am reassured by the £30 billion assigned to cushion the impact of the coronavirus outbreak across the economy, public services and families. The Chancellor said that our NHS will be given whatever it needs to fight coronavirus, with £5 billion assigned immediately to a COVID-19 response fund to support the health service, local authorities […]
  • March 9, 2020

    Julian welcomes ‘Shared Rural Network’ to improve rural mobile coverage

    Julian has welcomed today’s announcement of a scheme to extend mobile coverage in hard-to-reach rural areas, thanks to a major new deal between the government and UK mobile network operators. The ‘Shared Rural Network’ will mean that high quality 4G coverage will be available for 95% of the UK by 2026. 4G mobile coverage is […]
  • March 4, 2020

    York Press column – Flooding tests our Yorkshire grit

    Our city has now endured over two weeks of flooding and high water levels, thankfully escaping the worst impacts that have hit other parts of Yorkshire and the country, unlike in 2015. The torrent has of course been hugely distressing for those directly affected, and disruptive for us all, but so far the extensive readiness […]
  • March 3, 2020

    Julian presses government for fairer science funding to support growth in Yorkshire

    This morning in the House of Commons, Julian pressed the Business Secretary to ensure that the government’s planned big increase in R and D (research and development) funding will mean a fairer share for regions like Yorkshire. Research, development and innovation is vital to creating new technologies and products, and the economic growth and new […]
  • February 20, 2020

    York flood risk and government support

    “I welcome this week’s commitment by the Environment Secretary George Eustice to hold a special Yorkshire conference on our region’s flood risk situation, and am reassured by his acknowledgement that the county faces particular flooding issues that require addressing. This meeting should provide an opportunity to discuss improved provision both for communities like Calderdale that […]