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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Unity and self-discipline will get us through Coronavirus

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 and country now faces an even sterner test. The necessary restrictions on movement, and closure of public spaces make this in some ways the most serious emergency our nation has ever faced. Even on the brink of invasion in 1940, schools,

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...

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...

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...

Category: News & Articles

  • October 20, 2015

    Julian supports blanket ban on legal highs

    Last night in Parliament Julian welcomed the Government’s blanket ban on legal highs. Under the Psychoactive Substances Bill, the supply of legal highs will become a criminal offence with a maximum penalty of up to seven years in prison. Speaking in the debate, Julian said “For far too long, York, along with other cities and […]
  • October 16, 2015

    Restart a Heart Day at Manor School

    Today is European ‘Restart a Heart Day’, where the British Heart Foundation will be working with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to train 92 secondary schools in the region, as part of a UK-wide effort to train 30, 000 students in CPR using the British Heart Foundation ‘Call, Push, Rescue’ CPR training kits. Julian visited Manor […]
  • October 16, 2015

    Further developments over the closure of Bootham Park Hospital

    Today Julian met with Alistair Burt the Minister of State for Community and Social Care, to discuss the closure of Bootham Park Hospital and what steps should now be taken. Julian stated that “today’s meeting was an opportunity to raise many of the concerns I have received from constituents over patient care and the continuation […]
  • October 15, 2015

    Julian Calls for Devolution to Benefit the Whole of Yorkshire

    Yesterday in Parliament, Julian called for devolution powers to include both rural and urban parts of the county, saying nowhere should be left behind. Speaking in the House of Commons on the Government’s flagship Cities and Local Government Bill, Julian said “Speaking as a proud Yorkshireman, and looking at what devolution might bring to our […]
  • October 12, 2015

    Julian Welcomes Prime Minister’s Announcement on Office to Residential Conversions

    The Prime Minister will today announce that a temporary rule introduced in May 2013 allowing builders to convert disused offices into homes without applying for planning permission will be made a permanent change – a move welcomed by local developers and Julian. Last month, Julian toured the Halo development in Clifton Moor with John Reeves, […]
  • October 2, 2015

    Julian Meets with Mental Health Officials to discuss Bootham Park Hospital Closure and New 24/7 Helpline

    Following the sudden closure of Bootham Park Hospital Julian has today met with Martin Barkley, the Chief Executive of Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust, who yesterday undertook overall responsibility for York’s mental health services. At the meeting Julian discussed the current situation and the implications the closure could have on both in and […]
  • October 1, 2015

    Vale Radio Developments

    In August 2014 Julian joined the team at Vale Radio for their official launch show live on air. Vale Radio is a community led radio station based in Haxby, featuring local news and events across the Vale of York, broadcasting across Selby, Thirsk, Linton on Ouse and West into Ryedale. I am pleased to say […]
  • September 30, 2015

    Julian welcomes latest TransPennine electrification plans

    Julian has welcomed the news that work to electrify the TransPennine line will resume under plans announced this afternoon. Proposals are now being worked on by the Department for Transport, Network Rail, and Rail North to electrify the line between Stalybridge and Leeds and on to York and Selby. The revised plans will focus on […]
  • September 18, 2015

    Julian calls for a more sensible reduction for Feed-in Tariffs

    Yesterday in Parliament Julian, an elected member of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, raised the serious concerns currently being voiced in the solar industry. Speaking in Energy and Climate Change departmental questions Julian said: “I very much welcome the review of feed-in tariffs. We should be working towards a zero-subsidised solar industry, but does […]
  • September 18, 2015

    Julian welcomes planning reforms that restore fairness between traveller and settled communities

    After calling for major reforms to the Government’s policy on Gypsy and Traveller sites, local MP Julian Sturdy has requested a debate on recently announced guidelines. Speaking in Business of the House debate yesterday, Julian said “Many of my constituents will welcome the recent changes to the definition of “a Traveller” within the planning system, […]