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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

  • 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 […]
  • March 3, 2015

    Julian Welcomes Short-Term Security for Yearsley Pool

    Julian is pleased that Yearsley Pool’s future has been secured for a further 5 years after the recent Council budget agreement. Julian has been corresponding with constituents, the Council, and the future operators of the pool Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) in an effort to keep this great community facility open. After meeting with Andrew Laslett […]
  • February 26, 2015

    Julian launches campaign to cut lucrative subsidies for proposed wind turbines around York

    Julian has launched a campaign to end the current system of taxpayer funded subsidies to onshore wind farms. As the law stands, funds for what Mr Sturdy feels are ‘otherwise uneconomic’ wind turbines are draining resources from other more practical forms of renewable energy. Mr Sturdy has claimed that solar panels on people’s roofs and […]
  • February 25, 2015

    Public Inquiry launched into the controversial expansion of Rufforth recycling site

    The Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has today announced that a public inquiry will take place into plans to extend the recycling site at Harewood Whin, near Rufforth, on the outskirts of York. Yorwaste Ltd had applied for planning permission to extend their facility to construct a material recovery facility and waste transfer station on […]
  • February 19, 2015

    Julian attends the Local Growth Deal Signing

    Today, Julian attended the formal signing of the York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal. The event took place at the University of York where the Minister for Universities, Greg Clarke and a wide variety of local businesses and stakeholders were in attendance. The Growth Deal will focus on York becoming […]
  • February 18, 2015

    Opposition grows against Kexby wind turbine application

    Julian addressed a packed out public meeting in Kexby last night to discuss the latest developments surrounding the controversial application for a giant wind turbine near the village. The application for the 78 metre structure, which would dwarf even tallest part of the Minster, was submitted last year. Planning officers have since advised that the […]
  • February 18, 2015

    Supermarket Surgery – 21st February

    This Saturday, 21st February, Julian will be hosting one of his regular Supermarket Surgeries in Asda at Monks Cross. Pop down between 11:30am – 13:00pm to have a chat with Julian about whatever is on your mind. Whether it is bus services and gritting routes here in York, the Council’s draft Local Plan or simply […]
  • February 14, 2015

    Julian’s Monthly York Press Column

    The Prime Minister and the Chancellor were up in Yorkshire last week, discussing the economic future of our county with local businesses. The Government’s commitment to building a Northern Powerhouse to rival that of London will not only help to rebalance our whole economy, it will also go a long way to bridging the decades […]
  • February 11, 2015

    York receives multi-million pound investment in food research

    The Secretary of State for the Environment, Liz Truss, has today announced that £14.5 million of new investment will go to the Food and Environment Research Agency at Sand Hutton, on the edge of York. The funding is a joint venture between Capita and Newcastle University and is part of the Government’s ambitious programme to […]