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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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

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 and country now faces an even sterner test. The necessary restrictions on movement, and closure of public spaces make this in some ways the most serious emergency our nation has ever faced. Even on the brink of invasion in 1940, schools,

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...

Cross-party group of 12 Yorkshire MPs write to Housing Minister to oppose Askham Bog development appeal

Julian, together with 11 other MPs from across Yorkshire, has today written to the...

Julian writes to the Chancellor to urge him to provide more support to the self-employed

Julian has today written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak to ask...

Category: News & Articles

  • March 28, 2015

    Julian Attends Candidate Coffee Morning With Parents Living With Autism

    Julian has recently attended a coffee morning with two parents whose children suffer with autism, in an effort to better understand what life is like for families living with the condition. He met with Mandy Brunskill of Clifton Moor, whose son Liam lives in a specialist facility in Thorne near Doncaster, as well as Ros Houghton […]
  • March 27, 2015

    York delegation meets with Transport Minister to discuss future funding of the outer ring road

    Julian has met with the Transport Minister, Robert Goodwill, to make the case for much needed investment in the outer ring road. Julian hosted a delegation of York businesses and decision-makers in Parliament to call on the Department for Transport to agree to a long term solution to York’s congestion problems. In attendance was the […]
  • March 24, 2015

    Julian supports Alzheimer’s Society’s dementia campaign

    This week Julian pledged to support the 850,000 people living with dementia across the country. Julian joined over 200 other MPs and representatives from Alzheimer’s Society in Westminster to meet people with dementia and commit to support those affected by the condition. Julian said: “We all have a part to play in improving the lives […]
  • March 19, 2015

    Proposed Green Belt Development in Strensall Thrown Out By Secretary of State

    Controversial plans to build 102 homes on the Green Belt near Strensall Common have been rejected today by the Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles, overturning the Council’s decision to approve the plans. The proposed development had been approved by City of York Council last year despite over a hundred objections being received from local residents. […]
  • March 18, 2015

    Success! Julian’s horse welfare proposals become law

    Julian is delighted that his private members bill to protect horses from neglect has now passed through both Houses of Parliament and is awaiting royal assent from HM The Queen. The Control of Horses Bill will make three major changes to animal welfare laws. Most importantly, the proposals will dramatically shorten the time it takes […]
  • March 18, 2015

    Julian welcomes Chancellor’s funding announcement for brownfield homes in York

    Julian has today welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget as funding was announced to build more city-centre homes in York in order to protect the city’s surrounding greenbelt. The Chancellor announced that York would receive Government funding for the multi-million pound York Central Housing Zone development. The initiative will provide up to a thousand new homes on […]
  • March 16, 2015

    Julian’s March Column in the York Press

    With the General Election less than eight weeks away, the media is now well and truly dominated by political coverage. While some, like myself, will find election campaigns rather exciting, I am conscious that all the hype can serve to put as many people off politics as it can engage voters. Nevertheless, whatever your thoughts […]
  • March 12, 2015

    Local MP calls for Parliamentary debate to reinstate vital cancer drug

    Julian Sturdy has raised the case of Richard Bassett, who suffers from a rare form of cancer, with William Hague in the House of Commons. The York Outer MP asked “While I accept the success of the cancer drugs fund, recent changes have resulted in the drug Regorafenib, which is effective against gastro-intestinal tumours, no […]
  • March 11, 2015

    Reopening of Haxby Station moves a step closer following meeting with Rail Minister

    Local MP Julian Sturdy met with the Rail Minister, Claire Perry, to make the case for the long anticipated reopening of Haxby railway station. Numerous plans to regenerate the station have been proposed since the 1980s as the town grew in size and congestion increased on York’s northern ring road. The station, which has been […]
  • March 10, 2015

    Coffee Shop Surgery

    On the 14th March, this coming Saturday, I am holding a Coffee Shop Surgery at The Old School in Rufforth, between 11:30am – 1pm. This is a drop-in session which will provide constituents with the opportunity to drop by and raise any concerns they may have in regards to any issue, much like the Supermarket […]