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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

This summer has brought a dramatic overhaul of our country’s government, with the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. This certainly makes for a huge change in style from Theresa May, and the extensive Cabinet reshuffle means the wider government has also undergone thorough renewal. Above all, there has been a major clarification of

Julian concerned to hear of potential job losses at York based SuperBreak

Julian has today reacted to the disappointing news that Malvern Group, the parent company...

Julian applauds strong start made by new Prime Minister

Julian has applauded the progress that his preferred candidate in the Conservative leadership race,...

Julian welcomes the introduction of Claudia’s Law

Julian has today welcomed the introduction of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 after...

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  • October 27, 2014

    Julian Says CCG’s IVF Costs Were Exaggerated

    Julian has highlighted evidence from a Freedom of Information request, carried out by the Fertility Fairness Campaign, which casts doubt on the Vale of York CCG’s reasoning for backtracking on their previous plans to fund IVF at August’s 5-4 vote of the governing board. A representative from the CCG’s governing board had said that free […]
  • October 24, 2014

    Julian’s fly-grazing bill recieves House of Commons approval

    Today in Parliament, Julian succeeded in steering his Control of Horses Bill through its second reading in the House of Commons.  The aim of the Bill is to improve the laws surrounding horses which have been abandoned to fly-grazing. The time it takes to rescue these horses will be reduced from two weeks to four […]
  • October 23, 2014

    Julian Repeats Calls on CCG to Fund IVF

    Julian has repeated his calls on the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group to fund free cycles of IVF. The move follows the very recent publishing of a new quality standard by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which re-emphasizes the importance of fertility as a core NHS service. NICE is the independent […]
  • October 21, 2014

    Julian supports rail link for Leeds-Bradford airport

    Last week in Parliament, Julian supported calls for Leeds-Bradford airport to benefit from a dedicated rail link off the York / Harrogate / Leeds line. The airport is used by many local residents around York and is one of the country’s fastest growing airports, supporting over 2,600 local jobs. It contributes more than £118 million […]
  • October 17, 2014

    Julian’s October York Press Column

    While many will see UKIP’s victory in the Clacton by-election as a political earthquake, for me the most important seismic shift that day happened right here in York. As the polling officers in Essex were looking forward to getting home for a late dinner, City of York Councillors were voting on an absolutely crucial motion […]
  • October 15, 2014

    Julian Speaks Out at Strensall Planning Inquiry

    Julian spoke out yesterday against plans for over 100 new homes to be built at the northern tip of Strensall village. Linden Homes’ proposed development of 102 homes to the north of Brecks Lane, Strensall was granted planning permission by the City of York Council in February this year, despite objections from over 100 local […]
  • October 15, 2014

    Julian raises awareness of growing threat of antibiotic resistance

    Julian hosted a highly attended parliamentary debate today on the increasingly important issue of antibiotic resistance. In the debate he stressed the link between the misuse of antibiotics and the growing threat that resistance poses to modern medicine. Julian also stated that although there has never been any doubt about the link between misuse and resistance, antibiotics […]
  • October 10, 2014

    Local Plan Rethink Forced Upon Council – Special Open Letter from Julian

    Dear resident, I wanted to update you on some of the latest developments with regard to the City of York Council’s Local Plan Publication Draft. Last night, at a meeting of the Full Council, opposition Councillors from the different parties joined forces to vote through a motion which called for an immediate halt on the forthcoming consultation […]
  • October 7, 2014

    Julian Supports Play For All Project in Wigginton

    Julian has recently met with the Churchfields Open Space Committee (COSC) in Wigginton to look at their plans for a major upgrade of the playground equipment on the site. The COSC’s Play For All Project aims to provide three new pieces of equipment, a pathway and seating together with the necessary safety surfacing. The Committee […]
  • September 26, 2014

    Julian supports British airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq

    Parliament was recalled today in order for MPs to debate British military involvement in Iraq against the terrorist organisation ISIL. Having returned to Westminster, Julian set out his rationale for voting in favour of British airstrikes. He said “ISIL are a murderous, terrorist organisation who have no regard for human life. They pose a direct […]