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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian asks Treasury Ministers to support the life sciences sector

Julian asks Treasury Ministers to support the life sciences sector

At Treasury Questions, Julian asked Ministers about what fiscal steps they are taking to support the life sciences sector. Investment in the life sciences covers many areas and benefits private, public and academic institutions. Life Sciences is already one of the UK’s most successful sectors, worth over £94 billion to the UK economy in 2021,

York Press column: King’s Speech marks beginning of a new era

Yesterday saw the first King’s Speech for seventy-two years as King Charles III set...

Constituency Garden of Remembrance

The Constituency Garden of Remembrance in New Palace Yard opened this week. The Constituency...

Julian lobbies Chancellor for support for pubs and breweries ahead of Autumn Statement

Julian has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling for targeted support to...

Category: News & Articles

  • September 1, 2023

    Julian pledges to be a Dementia Research Champion

    As World Alzheimer’s Month begins, Julian is proud to have pledged to be a dementia research champion in Parliament. Throughout September, he will be using social media to raise awareness of ongoing research into dementia and lobbying Ministers to pledge to do more to fight this awful condition.
  • August 30, 2023

    York Press column: The variety of a day in the constituency

    Nothing quite compares to the variety of an average day in the constituency. With community groups, businesses, constituents, and charities to meet, I can cover an array of issues travelling to all corners of York. This is especially important during recess as having more time away from parliament allows me to meet more people which […]
  • August 27, 2023

    Julian supports Designer Outlet in their ambition to create more local jobs

    Julian met with Paul Tyler, Centre Manager at McCarthurGlen Designer Outlet, to discuss plans for the fast approaching festive period as well as their ambitions to build two new anchor tenant units to continue the growth of the shopping centre. Since the pandemic, the Designer Outlet has bounced back and attracted new brands to help […]
  • August 25, 2023

    Julian lobbies Network Rail on Copmanthorpe Level Crossing

    Julian met with Network Rail at the site of the current level crossing at Copmanthorpe to discuss the upgrade to the Transpennine line. He used this opportunity to once again lobby for a fully accessible ramped footbridge to be installed to ensure it can used by all residents. With ambitions to upgrade the active travel […]
  • August 22, 2023

    Julian backs Buy British button

    Ahead of his NFU roundtable with York farmers next month, Julian has joined over 100 MPs backing the #BuyBritishButton campaign. The ‘Buy British’ tab would collate produce from across the UK so customers have “greater power in their choices”, enabling them to support the nation’s farmers ‘quickly and easily’. Change could be achieved ‘by the […]
  • August 21, 2023

    Victory for Julian’s Access to Cash campaign

    Following his meeting last month with Andrew Griffith MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Julian was pleased to see the Government pledge to enshrine into law a maximum distance people can be from an ATM to access cash. This will help communities when the ‘last branch in town’ closes. If the nearest ATM is out […]
  • August 16, 2023

    York Press column: The pace of change can be frustrating

    One of the most frustrating part of politics is often the pace change comes. It can seem years go by where lobbying efforts only result in a glacial shift then all of a sudden there is a frenzy of activity.   Sometimes this concludes the campaign I have been fighting for, such as when I […]
  • August 13, 2023

    Julian says cheers to extension to takeaway pints

    After writing to the Chancellor last month requesting further support for pubs and breweries, Julian welcomes the extension of pandemic legislation allowing pubs to sell takeaway alcohol until 2025. Under the relaxed regulations, which were due to expire in September and will be extended in Parliament next month, any site permitted to sell alcohol on […]
  • August 8, 2023

    Julian slams blue badge access survey

    Julian has slammed a City of York Council consultation on restoring blue badge access to the city centre on the basis that the questions are flawed and do not allow any real scope of opinion. The consultation implies that the only options are keep access under the current arrangements or invite an attack on our […]
  • August 2, 2023

    York Press column: Raise a pint to devolution this Yorkshire Day

    With Yorkshire Day being celebrated across our region this week, it is perhaps apt to begin this column by discussing the biggest change to the political landscape of Yorkshire for generations. After all, Yorkshire Day began as a protest against local government reform of 1974 but I am hoping the reforms coming next year will […]