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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian’s New Year message for the York Press

Julian’s New Year message for the York Press

“In 2020 I will focus on ensuring that the government’s plans for improving public services and transport infrastructure deliver concrete benefits for York. I want our city to get its fair share of the government’s annual £33.9 billion NHS funding increase, and will also remain attentive to individual health cases raised by local families. I

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...

Campaigning Update – Haxby, Bishopthorpe, Acaster Malbis

This weekend Julian has been out speaking to local residents north of the city...

Category: News & Articles

  • August 1, 2019

    Julian applauds strong start made by new Prime Minister

    Julian has applauded the progress that his preferred candidate in the Conservative leadership race, Boris Johnson, has made during his first week in office. It comes after a radical Cabinet reshuffle and numerous policy announcements by Mr Johnson, including a new high-speed rail line between Manchester and Leeds. The new Prime Minister has also pledged […]
  • July 31, 2019

    Julian welcomes the introduction of Claudia’s Law

    Julian has today welcomed the introduction of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 after a long-fought campaign. Known as Claudia’s Law, after Claudia Lawrence who went missing in York back in March 2009, the Act will allow families to manage the financial and property affairs of a person that goes missing. This campaign has been […]
  • July 17, 2019

    Julian seeks meeting with Shepherd Group after closure announcement for Portastor of Huntington

    I have today contacted local business the Shepherd Group, Portastor’s parent company, to request a meeting on the planned closure of this firm, so I can receive a detailed update on what this means for Portastor employees, and see if there is anything I can do to assist them at this difficult time. Portastor currently […]
  • July 17, 2019

    Julian raises York youth mental health services in Parliament

    Yesterday, Julian spoke about the importance of keeping waiting times for York’s youth mental health services under control in a parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall in the House of Commons. Julian noted that there have been peaks and troughs in waiting times for routine autism assessments in York, varying between 6 and 12 months in […]
  • July 12, 2019

    York Press column – Action on climate change

    No one following the news recently can have missed the growing prominence of climate change, with this spring’s controversial Extinction Rebellion protest and the youth climate strike movement the most eye-catching examples of rising public interest. Last month, the government made the historic announcement that the UK would commit to reach ‘net zero’ carbon emissions […]
  • July 9, 2019

    Julian meets Minister for Children and Families to highlight Special Educational Needs pressures in York

    Last week, Julian met with the Minister for Children and Families, Nadhim Zahawi MP, to press him on the need for changes to the way that support for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) is funded in schools. It follows on from a debate in Parliament that Julian organised in March in which he highlighted […]
  • July 5, 2019

    Julian welcomes news that Moor Lane application at Askham Bog is recommended for refusal

    Julian has welcomed the news that City of York Council have recommended refusal for the proposed development site on the land south of Moor Lane which included up to 516 properties, a sports pavilion, a local centre and associated landscaping. Writing to all residents on Moor Lane last December, Julian made clear his strong objections […]
  • July 5, 2019

    Julian campaigns to raise awareness of Shared Appreciation Mortgage scandal

    This week Julian has questioned Treasury Ministers in the House of Commons in a bid to raise awareness of an unjust equity release scheme that has impacted on thousands of families across the country, including a constituent in York. Shared Appreciation Mortgages (SAMs) were marketed primarily to pensioners in the 1980s and 90s, with the […]
  • July 3, 2019

    Julian visits Hull Road neurological care centre

    Last Friday, Julian was invited to visit the Woodlands Neurological Rehabilitation Centre, based just off Hull Road in the east of the city. This is a specialist care and rehabilitation facility for people who have had a stroke, as well as spinal cord disorders and acquired brain injury, taking patients on referral from York NHS. It […]
  • July 1, 2019

    Julian meets York Outer residents at climate change lobby of Parliament

    Last Wednesday, Julian met with a large group of local residents who travelled up to London as part of the ‘Time is Now’ mass lobby of Parliament, calling for further action on climate change. This lobby came after the Prime Minister’s announcement earlier this month that the UK will now seek to deliver ‘net zero’ […]