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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Reopening our city

York Press column – Reopening our city

With the reopening of cafes, eateries, pubs, libraries, cultural venues, and tourist facilities this coming Saturday, following the opening of non-essential shops on 15th June, York will start returning to something like its normal bustle. I know many will have been relieved by being able to more effectively support loved ones in single households, including

Julian hails new Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

“I have represented a number of local residents over several years who are either...

Julian Welcomes Re-Opening of York’s Vital Tourism Sector

Julian Sturdy MP has welcomed the re-opening of the tourism sector on 4 July,...

Julian Backs Re-Opening of Gyms and Leisure Centres

Julian has recently been contacted by Duncan Bannatyne asking for assistance in reopening gyms...

Category: News & Articles

  • October 16, 2015

    Further developments over the closure of Bootham Park Hospital

    Today Julian met with Alistair Burt the Minister of State for Community and Social Care, to discuss the closure of Bootham Park Hospital and what steps should now be taken. Julian stated that “today’s meeting was an opportunity to raise many of the concerns I have received from constituents over patient care and the continuation […]
  • October 15, 2015

    Julian Calls for Devolution to Benefit the Whole of Yorkshire

    Yesterday in Parliament, Julian called for devolution powers to include both rural and urban parts of the county, saying nowhere should be left behind. Speaking in the House of Commons on the Government’s flagship Cities and Local Government Bill, Julian said “Speaking as a proud Yorkshireman, and looking at what devolution might bring to our […]
  • October 12, 2015

    Julian Welcomes Prime Minister’s Announcement on Office to Residential Conversions

    The Prime Minister will today announce that a temporary rule introduced in May 2013 allowing builders to convert disused offices into homes without applying for planning permission will be made a permanent change – a move welcomed by local developers and Julian. Last month, Julian toured the Halo development in Clifton Moor with John Reeves, […]
  • October 2, 2015

    Julian Meets with Mental Health Officials to discuss Bootham Park Hospital Closure and New 24/7 Helpline

    Following the sudden closure of Bootham Park Hospital Julian has today met with Martin Barkley, the Chief Executive of Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust, who yesterday undertook overall responsibility for York’s mental health services. At the meeting Julian discussed the current situation and the implications the closure could have on both in and […]
  • October 1, 2015

    Vale Radio Developments

    In August 2014 Julian joined the team at Vale Radio for their official launch show live on air. Vale Radio is a community led radio station based in Haxby, featuring local news and events across the Vale of York, broadcasting across Selby, Thirsk, Linton on Ouse and West into Ryedale. I am pleased to say […]
  • September 30, 2015

    Julian welcomes latest TransPennine electrification plans

    Julian has welcomed the news that work to electrify the TransPennine line will resume under plans announced this afternoon. Proposals are now being worked on by the Department for Transport, Network Rail, and Rail North to electrify the line between Stalybridge and Leeds and on to York and Selby. The revised plans will focus on […]
  • September 18, 2015

    Julian calls for a more sensible reduction for Feed-in Tariffs

    Yesterday in Parliament Julian, an elected member of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, raised the serious concerns currently being voiced in the solar industry. Speaking in Energy and Climate Change departmental questions Julian said: “I very much welcome the review of feed-in tariffs. We should be working towards a zero-subsidised solar industry, but does […]
  • September 18, 2015

    Julian welcomes planning reforms that restore fairness between traveller and settled communities

    After calling for major reforms to the Government’s policy on Gypsy and Traveller sites, local MP Julian Sturdy has requested a debate on recently announced guidelines. Speaking in Business of the House debate yesterday, Julian said “Many of my constituents will welcome the recent changes to the definition of “a Traveller” within the planning system, […]
  • September 17, 2015

    Julian Calls for More Office to Residential Conversions at Clifton Moor

    Julian has called on the Government to renew its policy of allowing offices to be converted to residential properties without having to apply for planning permission, following a visit to Helmsley Group’s ‘Halo’ development on Clifton Moor. In May 2013, the Coalition Government introduced permitted development rights for office to residential conversions for a three […]
  • September 15, 2015

    Julian supports Macmillan’s Question Time with people affected by cancer

    Julian recently met with people affected by cancer at the Macmillan Question Time event in Parliament last week. The event allowed Julian to hear first-hand about people’s experiences with cancer treatment, and why it is so important that the Government continues to prioritise improvements to cancer care. Attending the event, Julian pledged his continued support […]