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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

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

  • September 17, 2015

    Julian Calls for More Office to Residential Conversions at Clifton Moor

    Julian has called on the Government to renew its policy of allowing offices to be converted to residential properties without having to apply for planning permission, following a visit to Helmsley Group’s ‘Halo’ development on Clifton Moor. In May 2013, the Coalition Government introduced permitted development rights for office to residential conversions for a three […]
  • September 15, 2015

    Julian supports Macmillan’s Question Time with people affected by cancer

    Julian recently met with people affected by cancer at the Macmillan Question Time event in Parliament last week. The event allowed Julian to hear first-hand about people’s experiences with cancer treatment, and why it is so important that the Government continues to prioritise improvements to cancer care. Attending the event, Julian pledged his continued support […]
  • September 14, 2015

    Julian pledges to support people living with Atrial Fibrillation

    Julian has pledged to work with the AF Association and the dedicated All-Party Parliamentary Group to improve detection rates and patient care for the one million people suffering from the condition. At a recent event held in Parliament, Julian received a pulse check and an ECG reading with a new device that allows patients to […]
  • September 3, 2015

    Coffee Shop Surgery This Saturday

    Julian is holding one of his regular Coffee Shop Surgeries this Saturday (05th September), accompanied by Cllr David Carr, the Copmanthorpe Ward Councillor. They will be at Little Acorn’s Café in Copmanthorpe, between 9:30am till 11am and will be on hand to listen to any concerns you would like to raise, whether it be local, […]
  • September 1, 2015

    Julian Celebrates Transformation of Yorkshire Power Station

    Julian has recently toured Drax Power Station near Selby to find out more about the company’s movement away from coal and towards biomass as a reliable form of renewable energy. Drax Group plc, which directly employs 1400 people, has been steadily increasing its use of wood pellets in place of coal for several years. It is now the […]
  • August 27, 2015

    Julian Meets Huntington Residents Concerned about Greenbelt Development

    Julian has met with a group of local residents from the Avon Drive area of Huntington, to discuss their concerns over plans for 109 homes on the greenbelt immediately north of the community. He has already joined over 50 residents in formally objecting to the proposal, highlighting the land’s status as greenbelt, as well as several other […]
  • August 18, 2015

    Julian Visits Rural Businesses at CLA Game Fair

    Julian attended the Countryside Land Association’s Game Fair at Harewood House late last month, taking part in a panel debate on rural housing. As the elected Chair of a new All Party Parliamentary Group for Rural Business, Julian also took the opportunity to visit several of the stands where local countryside organisations and companies were […]
  • 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 […]