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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

There is no point pretending last week’s heavy by-election losses do not send a serious message to the government. Defeated in both a traditionally very ‘safe’ rural West Country seat and urban West Yorkshire, my party is clearly struggling to retain public confidence across a diverse swathe of communities. My thoughts on how our leadership

Haxby Railway Station one step closer with successful Restoring York Railways bid

Following months of intense lobbying in Westminster supporting City of York Council’s bid for...

Julian backs precision breeding law to ensure food security and protect the environment

This week, Julian used the first House of Commons stage of the government’s Genetic...

York Press column – Action on Education

Every child deserves a first-class education to equip them with the skills to pursue...

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  • March 11, 2022

    Julian welcomes Minister to York to gain support for job-creating green science business project

    Today, Julian hosted the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, George Freeman at the Dunnington Biorenewables Development Centre, having worked with York University to invite him to visit this part of their ground-breaking BioYorkshire project. BioYorkshire aims to create 4000 skilled, high-wage jobs and put York at the heart of the growing bioeconomy sector, which […]
  • March 10, 2022

    Pressure from Julian leads to change in policy for Ukrainian refugees

    After urging the Home Office to act faster and drop restrictive bureaucracy to help Ukrainian refugees, Julian was pleased to see a concession announced today allowing Ukrainians with passports to complete their biometrics in the United Kingdom rather than at a visa centre.  While welcome news, more must be done and change must come at […]
  • March 9, 2022

    York Press column – York stands with Ukraine

    Tragically, since my last column, war has once again returned to Europe with the wicked and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by Putin’s forces. With many wanting to help the millions of innocent Ukrainians who are enduring unimaginable suffering, it was a privilege to join Rachael Maskell MP, the Archbishop of York, the Lord Mayor of […]
  • March 8, 2022

    Julian calls for more action to help Ukrainian refugees

    At an Urgent Question today, Member of Parliament for York Outer, Julian Sturdy, called for the Home Office to speed up the United Kingdom’s efforts to welcome refugees from war torn Ukraine by abandoning the bureaucracy that has led to a backlog of applications. Last week, Julian was one of the first backbenchers to write […]
  • February 25, 2022

    Statement on new sanctions against Russia and why we need to do more

    Having woke yesterday to the distressing news that conflict had once again returned to Europe, I wholeheartedly back the Government’s punishing sanctions against Russia but still believe we can do more. The Government have further tools to isolate Russia at their disposal and must not wait any longer to deploy them. This heinous act of […]
  • February 24, 2022

    Statement on Russian invasion of Ukraine

    Britain and her allies must be unequivocal in our unrelenting support for Ukraine and our strong condemnation of Russia’s evil and unprovoked aggression. The West will proudly stand shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine and will not let Putin’s wicked tyranny succeed. Putin may think he can act with impunity, but we must respond robustly by […]
  • February 23, 2022

    York Press Column: The Government must be prepared to take a strong stance with Russia over Ukraine

    Regular readers of this column will perhaps be a little surprised to see that this week my focus has turned to foreign policy. Generally speaking, I try to concentrate on the issues that are most relevant to people in York. Normally these are national or local in nature, such as how we respond to the […]
  • February 23, 2022

    Julian leads debate on improving national food security while protecting environment

    Yesterday, Julian organised and led a parliamentary debate calling for the government to support ‘sustainable intensification’ in British farming, to produce more food in the UK without damaging the environment. This is particularly important for North Yorkshire given the region’s world-famous landscapes and large agricultural sector. Growing global populations mean the world needs to increase […]
  • February 21, 2022

    Julian welcomes end of covid rules and additional booster for vulnerable

    Having argued strongly in recent months that the vaccine/booster shield can now allow us to move from restrictions to normality, with targeted protections for the vulnerable, I welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement today that all remaining virus restrictions will end this Thursday 24th under the new ‘living with covid’ plan. Given the vital importance of […]
  • February 21, 2022

    York flood risk update

    I am closely monitoring the developing situation, and encourage any York Outer residents with concerns about flooding or flood defences to contact me. The River Ouse is already above the level that causes property-level flooding and waters are estimated to peak at around 4.5 metres tomorrow afternoon, below earlier predictions of a peak at over […]