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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian backs Macmillan’s cancer nurse campaign at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament

Julian backs Macmillan’s cancer nurse campaign at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament

This week, Julian was one of over 200 Members of Parliament who came together to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s latest campaign. The charity used its well loved World’s Biggest Coffee Morning reception in Parliament to launch a new report “Cancer Nursing on the line”. The report calls for a Cancer Nurse Fund to invest in

Statement on government social care and health proposal

I support the broad principles and intentions behind the government’s plan for a reformed...

Back to school and supply chain issues

On Monday York’s children returned to school, beginning what will hopefully be a much...

York Press column – Afghanistan retreat and investment in York

Last week, I travelled to London for the emergency recall of Parliament to discuss...

Category: News & Articles

  • June 6, 2018

    Kimberlow Hill surgery appointment booking problems

    Julian is concerned by reports that people have been struggling to make appointments at the Kimberlow Hill GP surgery in Heslington, and has taken action to get answers for local residents and help resolve the situation. A series of concerning reviews have been posted online reviewing the surgery on the NHS Choices website, detailing how […]
  • May 30, 2018

    Julian joins Alzheimer’s Society campaign to ‘Fix Dementia Care’

    Last Wednesday, Julian pledged his support to the Fix Dementia Care campaign run by the Alzheimer’s Society, attending a launch event in Parliament for their new report Dementia – the true cost. This Dementia Action Week (21-27 May) the Alzheimer’s Society asked the general public to take small actions that can have a big impact […]
  • May 23, 2018

    Julian presses Prime Minister on bowel cancer screening

    Julian today urged Theresa May to ensure the government listens to calls to lower the screening age for bowel cancer from 60 to 50 during Prime Minister’s Questions. Bowel cancer is responsible for the deaths of some 16,000 people a year, and is the fourth-most common cancer in the UK. If detected early on it […]
  • May 17, 2018

    Julian calls for reassurances on East Coast Main Line

    Following the Secretary of State for Transport’s announcement that Virgin Trains East Coast’s contract for operating services on the East Coast Main Line would be terminated on 24 June 2018, Julian sought assurances that infrastructure challenges would be addressed going forward. Julian noted the unique set of infrastructure challenges on the East Coast Main Line, […]
  • May 16, 2018

    York Press Column: Environmental issues and York

    As the focus of political debate remains fixed on pressing questions like the twists and turns of the Brexit process; it remains important to devote time to considering our management of the environment, the state of which will ultimately have significant impacts on our everyday lives. Given my ongoing work on the House of Commons […]
  • May 15, 2018

    Julian leads MPs in lobbying government over rural 4G mobile coverage

    Julian has led a cross-party group of MPs in calling for action to ensure better 4G mobile coverage for people in rural areas. Acting in his capacity as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Rural Business, Julian coordinated the sending of a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media […]
  • May 9, 2018

    Julian Raises Tour de Yorkshire at Prime Minister’s Questions

    During Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon Julian took the opportunity to raise the Tour de Yorkshire in a question regarding economic benefits and investment in British regions. Noting that the successful event over the bank holiday weekend had attracted a record number of spectators, Julian drew attention to the county’s hospitality and beautiful countryside, before […]
  • May 3, 2018

    Julian Gives Support to Nature Recovery Network

    Julian recently attended an event hosted by The Wildlife Trusts to show his support for the creation of a Nature Recovery Network; a well-designed network of places for nature which links ups green spaces and protected areas in towns, cities and countryside to deliver positive benefits for both people and wildlife. Research across the globe […]
  • May 2, 2018

    Julian backs calls to improve bowel cancer screening

    Julian has added his voice to cross-party calls for improvements to the bowel cancer screening regime, speaking in a parliamentary debate on the subject in Westminster Hall on Tuesday. Julian said: “A member of my close family—my father-in-law—is suffering from bowel cancer. Thanks to the superb support of the NHS he is on the road […]
  • May 1, 2018

    Julian Raises Concerns with Charities Commission in Parliamentary Debate

    In Parliament today Julian intervened in a debate on safeguarding children and young people in sport to raise concerns with the limited powers of the Charities Commission. The debate, led by the Mr Bambos Charalambous, the Member of Parliament for Enfield Southgate, focused on further steps to protect children attending sports clubs in the wake […]