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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 9, 2021

    Julian supports 0.7% aid target in effort to vaccinate the world

    While the amendment ultimately was not selected by the Speaker of the House of Commons due to advice from his clerks, Julian was a supporter of efforts led by Andrew Mitchell MP, a former Secretary of State for International Development under the 2010-2015 coalition government, to return spending on aid to 0.7% of our GDP. […]
  • June 7, 2021

    Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill Inquiry

    The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, of which Julian is a member, is holding an inquiry into the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill and, as this is such an important issue, they would like to hear the views of the public. The proposed terms of reference for such an inquiry are: 1. Will the […]
  • June 6, 2021

    15th anniversary of the Yorkshire Regiment

    Today marks the fifteenth anniversary of the formation of the Yorkshire Regiment, building on centuries of history upon the merger of The Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire, The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment and The Green Howards. Celebrating God’s Own County’s regiment gives us an opportunity to acknowledge the incredible service of members of […]
  • June 4, 2021

    Julian responds to lacklustre travel list update

    Like for many of my constituents, the lacklustre review of the travel lists yesterday was a disappointment which has left me questioning the entire system.  I was originally a supporter of having clear designations for holiday destinations, which would give the consumer certainty in booking specific flights while allowing the travel sector to scale up […]
  • June 3, 2021

    York Press column – Covid restrictions should end on 21st June

    As York enjoys the good weather, it is remarkable to reflect that we remain under the same covid restrictions regime as last summer, a whole year ago. This prolonged disruption to everyday activities has now taken up an alarming proportion of all of our lives, which is why I strongly feel the government need to […]
  • May 30, 2021

    Julian meets Trade Minister regarding Australia trade agreement

    This week, Julian and other Yorkshire and Humber Conservative MPs met with Trade Minister Greg Hands about the new trade deal with Australia the government is looking to agree shortly. Julian believes we should only strike a deal if it supports our own agriculture sector, that continues to make such great efforts to keep our […]
  • May 26, 2021

    Julian welcomes major Government funding boost for TransPennine Route

    Julian has today welcomed the Government’s announcement that £317 million will be invested in the North TransPennine railway between Manchester and York, with funding specifically to accelerate the electrification of the busy line between York and Church Fenton. This work will be carried out ahead of the promised full electrification of the line, the case […]
  • May 25, 2021

    Julian backs Environment Bill amendments to fight deforestation

    Today, Julian has added his name to proposed amendments to the new draft environment law, to create tough new requirements to tackle deforestation overseas in regions like the Amazon. The Environment Bill creates British replacements for the EU environmental rules and regulation structures that we have left as part of the Brexit process, and creates […]
  • May 20, 2021

    York Press column – Don’t delay, get your jab when you are eligible

    With the reopening of indoor hospitality this week and the bulk of local businesses trading once more, it truly feels as if we are emerging from our nearly five-month long lockdown hibernation in anticipation of a summer of fun and festivity.   In the House of Commons, there is also a feeling of renewal with […]
  • May 19, 2021

    York Press article – Ensuring access to GP appointments

    While York’s GPs have done an amazing job arranging vaccination, and continuing to attend to residents throughout the pandemic, it is clear that a number of people have found it hard to access local medical attention. Having already raised the matter with the leadership of Vale of York NHS CCG, the local umbrella body for […]