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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian backs Great British Spring Clean

Julian backs Great British Spring Clean

Julian has pledged his support for the UK’s biggest mass action environmental campaign, 2020’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’, organised by environment charity Keep Britain Tidy. This will see up to 600,000 people act to clean up streets, beaches and parks across the country between 20th March and 13th April. The campaign unites residents, community groups,

Julian’s New Year message for the York Press

“In 2020 I will focus on ensuring that the government’s plans for improving public...

Julian welcomes Christmas Queen’s Speech

“I warmly welcome today’s Queen’s Speech, setting out the government’s agenda for the new...

Julian’s post-election message

I want to warmly thank everyone who voted to re-elect me as MP for...

Category: News & Articles

  • August 12, 2015

    Julian welcomes transport investment for York and the Northern Powerhouse

    A blueprint for how £13 billion of government investment in road and rail improvements will help create the Northern Powerhouse has been unveiled by ministers this week. The plans demonstrate how transport links across the North are being transformed by Government investment. By strengthening road and rail connections between York, Leeds, Manchester, and Liverpool, businesses […]
  • August 5, 2015

    MP Pulls the Plug on Excessive Water Bills

    Julian has secured a reduction in water bills for 72 properties in Wigginton after it was discovered that residents have been paying a standing charge to Yorkshire Water for drainage into public sewers where no connections existed. Julian wrote to Yorkshire Water after being contacted by a constituent who discovered that his property dispersed surface […]
  • August 3, 2015

    Julian Meets with Councillors and Yorkshire Water to Discuss Proposed Solar Farm at Naburn

    Julian has met with Naburn Parish Councillor John Jefferson, local ward Councillor Suzie Mercer and representatives from Yorkshire Water to discuss a solar farm mooted by the company on land immediately south of the Naburn Waste Water Treatment Works. When the solar farm proposal was first announced earlier this year, Julian wrote to all residents […]
  • July 30, 2015

    Julian Joins Archaeologists at Battle of Fulford Dig

    As archaeologists continue their project on the 950-year-old battlefield of Fulford, Julian went along on Sunday to find out more. During Julian’s tour of the site Chas Jones, the leader of the project, explained that they have uncovered what was “clearly the main road heading south of York” as the A19 is now, running through […]
  • July 24, 2015

    Julian elected as a member of the Energy and Climate Change Committee

    Julian has joined the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee in Parliament, after being elected to the position by other Conservative MPs. The influential cross-party committee is appointed by the House of Commons and meets regularly to examine the policies and question the inner workings of the Department of Energy and Climate Change. One of […]
  • July 24, 2015

    Working with Local Residents to Tackle Pockets of Anti-Social Behaviour

    Julian has joined forces with Copmanthorpe Councillor David Carr in an effort to crack down on incidences of anti-social behaviour in the village. The pair have been working closely together since a group of residents contacted them with serious concerns over boy-racing and loitering in the Low Green/Merchant’s Way area of Copmanthorpe. A snicket which […]
  • July 16, 2015

    Julian champions TransPennine electrification and continued investment in York’s railways

    Following last month’s announcement that the TransPennine electrification project has been temporarily paused, Julian questioned what impact this could have on York’s future rail infrastructure. Speaking in the Chamber, Julian asked the Transport Secretary, Patrick Mcloughlin, “Whilst welcoming the huge investment in rail services by this Government over the last five years, can I ask […]
  • July 14, 2015

    Update on campaign to end postcode lottery funding for York schools

    Today in Parliament, Julian attended the F40 campaign meeting with MPs from across the country to agree a way forward on changing the way in which school funds are allocated. The current mainstream schools funding model is a complex network of funding grants. Due to a heavy weighting towards deprivation, York now has the seventh […]
  • July 9, 2015

    Coffee Shop Surgery This Saturday

    From 9.30am till 11am on Saturday (11th July), Julian will be hosting another of his regular drop-in advice surgeries at the McDonalds restaurant at Clifton Moor. He’ll be on hand to listen any concerns you’d like to raise with him, whether local, national or international. No appointments are necessary, so please feel free to drop […]
  • 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 […]