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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

Julian has today received official confirmation from the Roads Minister, Baroness Vere that she has signed off on City of York Council’s bid for Government funding for the dualling of the A1237 between the Rawcliffe and Hopgrove roundabouts. Subject to the approval of the Final Business Case, the Department has agreed to contribute just under

Julian welcomes National Railway Museum funding boost and requests meeting with Housing Minister to secure York Central access funding

Julian has today welcomed the Culture Secretary’s announcement that the National Railway Museum in...

Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech 2019

Julian has welcomed the Queen’s Speech for 2019, setting out the government’s proposed draft...

Julian urges Prime Minister to support campaign to save Askham Bog

Yesterday, Julian questioned the First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, who was standing in...

Category: News & Articles

  • 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 […]
  • June 18, 2015

    Julian supports the early scrapping of wind farm subsidies and major changes to planning laws

    Julian has today welcomed two key policy announcements that will radically reduce the chances of wind turbines being constructed around York. The Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, today announced that taxpayer funded subsidies for new onshore wind farms will be scrapped from April 2016, a year earlier than planned. Furthermore, Greg Clarke, the Communities Secretary, also […]
  • June 17, 2015

    Unemployment continues to fall across York

    Julian has today welcomed the news that unemployment has once again fallen across York. The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the number of people claiming out of work benefits in York has fallen from over 3,700 in May 2010, to just over 1,000 people today. Real wage growth is at […]
  • June 15, 2015

    Julian Calls for Changes to Government’s Traveller Policy

    Julian has called on the Government to make significant changes to its policies on Gypsies and Travellers, particularly with regard to planning matters. On Wednesday, he took part in a Parliamentary debate hosted by his colleague Philip Hollobone, MP for Kettering, on these issues. Julian, who is known for his opposition to several Traveller sites proposed in the […]
  • June 11, 2015

    Julian Pushes the Government for Devolution in Yorkshire

    Julian recently raised the case for devolution in Yorkshire once again while taking part in a Parliamentary debate over City Regions and Metro Mayors. Speaking in the debate Julian made clear that he wanted to see a closer union with North Yorkshire and East Riding, stating: “The importance of York, North Yorkshire and the East […]
  • June 4, 2015

    Julian calls for new wind farm subsidies to be scrapped

    Julian has today pressed the Government on when it intends to ban lucrative taxpayer funded subsidies to onshore wind farms. The York Outer MP asked “In welcoming the Government’s commitment to end any new subsidy for onshore windfarms, which have marched across Yorkshire like a plague of locust in recent years with a number of […]
  • June 3, 2015

    Prime Minister pledges more powers for a future Yorkshire Powerhouse

    Today in Parliament, York Outer MP Julian Sturdy raised the issue of devolved powers for York, North Yorkshire, and the East Riding with the Prime Minister. Speaking in the House of Commons during the first Prime Minister’s Questions of the Parliament, Julian asked “Thanks to the Government’s careful financial stewardship York’s economy continues to grow […]
  • May 28, 2015

    Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech 2015

    Julian has welcomed yesterday’s Queen’s Speech, which included measures cut taxes for low-earners, increase health spending, and offer an in-out referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union. The Government’s legislative programme for the year ahead also set out measures that will boost employment, improve pensions, and rule out any rises in income tax, national […]
  • May 26, 2015

    Julian welcomes his horse welfare laws coming into force today

    Legislation introduced by Julian before the General Election to protect horses from neglect is due to come into force today. The Control of Horses Act 2015 will dramatically shorten the time it takes to rescue abandoned horses from over two weeks to just four days. The Act will also extend the protection of the law […]
  • May 21, 2015

    Julian Joins Local Councillors in Welcoming Withdrawal of Earswick Development Land

    After a long and hard fought campaign, Julian has joined local ward Councillors Paul Doughty and Helen Douglas in welcoming a developers’ decision to withdraw a 240 acre block of land to the east of Earswick from the Local Plan process. Council Officials have confirmed today the receipt of a letter from O’Neill Associates, acting on behalf […]