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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

Julian has joined members of Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee in writing to the Secretary of State for Business, Alok Sharma MP, to call for the suspension of Sunday Trading Laws for as long as emergency powers are in effect. Julian believes that the current restrictions imposed on shops make it much

Julian welcomes new ‘Nightingale’ hospital to fight coronavirus in Yorkshire

I am reassured by the official confirmation that a new ‘Nightingale’ emergency coronavirus hospital...

York Press column – Unity and self-discipline will get us through Coronavirus

A month on from my last column on overcoming Yorkshire’s flooding challenges, our community...

Julian writes to the Foreign Secretary to urge him to send repatriation flights to Australia and New Zealand

A number of constituents who are struggling to return home to the UK have...

Category: News & Articles

  • November 2, 2019

    Julian launches his campaign for re-election

    Julian has today launched his campaign for re-election as MP for York Outer in Haxby, with his family and local supporters, having been unanimously re-selected as candidate by York Conservatives. On being re-selected, Julian said: “This election offers the public a chance to break the deadlock in Parliament, so we can resolve Brexit and move […]
  • October 29, 2019

    Julian hails 6% funding boost for schools in York Outer

    Julian has welcomed new figures released by the Department for Education which suggest that progress is finally being made towards levelling up education funding for schools in different parts of the country. Per-pupil funding in York Outer has historically been amongst the lowest in the country, however the new figures suggest that the area is […]
  • October 29, 2019

    York Press column – Amidst all the uncertainty there are signs of brighter times ahead

    It has been four weeks since my last column for the Press in which I expressed my frustration at the delays to key infrastructure projects in York. Well four weeks is certainly a long time in politics. Since then we have received confirmation from the Department for Transport that they have granted programme entry to […]
  • October 24, 2019

    Julian welcomes announcement new Cystic Fibrosis drug will now be available on the NHS

    Julian has warmly welcomed this morning’s news that the medicine Orkambi will become available to Cystic Fibrosis patients on the NHS in the next 30 days, following an agreement between NHS England and the manufacturer Vertex after long negotiations. He has campaigned for this medicine to be made available on behalf of affected local residents […]
  • October 23, 2019

    Julian tells Ministers to use North Yorkshire peatlands to tackle climate change

    Yesterday, Julian lobbied Andrea Leadsom, the Business Secretary, on the role Yorkshire peatlands can play in the drive to meet the government’s target of ‘net zero’ UK carbon emissions by 2050. During questions in the House of Commons to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, who is responsible for climate change […]
  • October 18, 2019

    Julian writes to Chancellor urging him to cut beer duty and business rates for pubs

    This week, Julian has written to the Chancellor asking him to include measures to support the British pub industry in his upcoming budget on 6th November. In a letter to constituents who have written to him about the issue Julian said: ‘In my letter, I highlighted the crisis that the British pub industry has faced […]
  • October 18, 2019

    Saturday’s Brexit deal vote

    I will be supporting the PM’s deal in the vote tomorrow. After three and a half years of debate and delay it’s time to get this over the line. The country needs to come together and move on. That won’t happen if everyone continues to hold out for their perfect solution.
  • October 17, 2019

    Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

    Julian has today received official confirmation from the Roads Minister, Baroness Vere that she has signed off on City of York Council’s bid for Government funding for the dualling of the A1237 between the Rawcliffe and Hopgrove roundabouts. Subject to the approval of the Final Business Case, the Department has agreed to contribute just under […]
  • October 15, 2019

    Julian welcomes National Railway Museum funding boost and requests meeting with Housing Minister to secure York Central access funding

    Julian has today welcomed the Culture Secretary’s announcement that the National Railway Museum in York is to receive £18.5m in Government funding for the construction of a new Central Hall and exhibition space. The Secretary of State, Nicky Morgan said that the money wound ‘kickstart the transformation’ of the museum and ensure that it continues […]
  • October 15, 2019

    Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech 2019

    Julian has welcomed the Queen’s Speech for 2019, setting out the government’s proposed draft laws and policies for the new session of Parliament. The Speech confirmed Ministers’ intention to deliver Brexit, and pledged substantial funding increases for the NHS and schools, alongside measures to improve broadband coverage and protect the environment. Having prioritised York’s health […]