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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian quizzes Boris Johnson on York covid tier 2 restrictions at Prime Minister’s Questions

Julian quizzes Boris Johnson on York covid tier 2 restrictions at Prime Minister’s Questions

At Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon, Julian called for the government to share more evidence on why York was put into tier 2 covid restrictions from last Saturday, set out a roadmap for how the city can escape by driving cases down, and introduce greater support for businesses impacted. Tier 2 (high alert) is the

York Press column – East/West delivers the best devolution deal for York

After years of discussion and debate, it seems that we are finally about to...

Julian welcomes funding for York from the £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund

Julian has welcomed grants awarded through the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF)...

Julian voices concerns as York enters ‘high’ Covid alert level

Julian has today voiced his concerns after the Government announced that York would join...

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  • December 14, 2015

    Julian speaks up for mental health care provision in the region

    Last week in Parliament Julian raised the issue of mental health care provision and specially, Bootham Park Hospital. The debate was discussing the importance of parity of esteem between mental and physical health and Julian was keen to discuss Bootham Park Hospital and press the Minister for a long term solution. Speaking in the debate, Julian said: […]
  • December 9, 2015

    Julian Welcomes New Franchise Contracts But Urges Progress on Electrification

    Julian has welcomed the news that new contracts have been awarded for the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises, in a £1.2billion boost to rail services in our region. However, he has said that he will continue to hold the Government to account to deliver its commitment on electrifying the TransPennine Express route. The contracts have […]
  • December 8, 2015

    Julian raises awareness of precision medicine to treat Cystic Fibrosis

    This morning Julian spoke in a debate over access to medicines for people with Cystic Fibrosis and other rare diseases. Julian was among a handful of MPs who supported the debates application and was very pleased that it was granted an hour and a half debate today. The debate came about due to the Cystic […]
  • December 4, 2015

    Julian makes Christmas visit to the Birch Park Royal Mail Delivery Centre

    Julian made his annual Christmas visit to the Birch Park Delivery Centre today to say thank you to all the postmen and women for all their hard work in the run up to the festive season. Julian was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Graham Pickering, and was introduced to the postmen and […]
  • December 3, 2015

    UPDATED: Statement from Julian on Airstrikes in Syria Against ISIL

    The war in Syria is an incredibly complex conflict due to the number of different forces involved, each with their different aims. The country is effectively split between forces loyal to Assad who are now backed by Russia, rebel groups including the Free Syrian Army, the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front, the Kurdish forces and ISIL […]
  • December 2, 2015

    Julian helps raise awareness of puppy smuggling in Parliament

    Yesterday Julian met with the Dogs Trust to highlight the growing concerns surrounding puppy smuggling across the country. The Dogs Trust has recently completed a report into puppies travelling illegally into Britain on fake passports under the EU Pets Travel Scheme. The charity found widespread evidence of animals being bred in horrendous conditions in Eastern […]
  • December 1, 2015

    Julian Raises Nursery Funding with the Minister

    Last week in Parliament Julian raised his concerns about the Government’s manifesto commitment to give working parents of three and four-year olds 30 hours of free childcare a week. Commenting Julian said: “While I welcome this commitment to double the amount of free childcare already available, I am very aware of the negative impact this could […]
  • November 27, 2015

    Julian Supports Tesco Neighbourhood Food Collection

    Julian has welcomed Tesco’s ‘Neighbourhood Food Collection’, after lending a hand with volunteers today at their Express store in Strensall. The collection is Tesco’s seventh and is being run in conjunction with the Trussell Trust and FareShare. It is taking place between 23rd November and 5th December in all of the supermarket chains smaller stores […]
  • November 25, 2015

    COMMENT: Julian Welcomes Spending Review as Great Result for York

    Today’s statement from the Chancellor is great news for the country and also for York. It is a testimony to the strong leadership shown by the Conservatives in Government, and I am delighted to see many of the economic forecasts have been revised upwards. The scale of the spending reductions is lower than anticipated by […]
  • November 24, 2015

    Julian Calls for King’s Cross-Style Regeneration at York Central

    Yesterday Julian visited King’s Cross with Roger Madelin, Chief Executive of site developer Argent, to find out more about the regeneration project and how it could be used as a blueprint for the York Central Teardrop site. For many years King’s Cross was an underused industrial wasteland with great potential for development, much like Teardrop […]