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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

  • January 30, 2015

    Julian Holds Street Surgery in Haxby on Local Parking Issues

    On January 17th Julian held a street surgery on South Lane in Haxby for local residents to discuss parking issues in the area. Many constituents wrote to Julian about the problem, including parking on double yellow lines, obstructive parking on pavements and in front of driveways, and the damaging of grass verges. There was a […]
  • January 27, 2015

    Julian Launches ‘Fair Votes For All’ Petition

    Julian has launched a constituency-wide petition calling on Parliament to change the law to ensure only English MPs are allowed to vote on English-only laws. The move comes after a ‘No’ vote in the Scottish Independence referendum re-ignited debate over the so-called ‘West-Lothian’ question on whether MPs from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales should be […]
  • January 26, 2015

    Julian Meets Highways Agency to Discuss Hopgrove Upgrades

    Julian has met with senior representatives from the Highways Agency to discuss their plans to upgrade the Hopgrove roundabout, and potentially dual the A64, following the announcement of up to £250m in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. George Osborne’s announcements late last year of the plans for the grade separation of the Hopgrove junction were welcomed by […]
  • January 21, 2015

    York leads the way as unemployment continues to fall

    Julian welcomes today’s news that unemployment in York falls for the tenth month in a row.   According to the Office for National Statistics, unemployment across the country has dropped to below 6% for the first time in six years. In York Outer, the number of people claiming out of work benefits has dropped from […]
  • January 20, 2015

    Julian’s York Press Column

    Like most families, I ushered in the New Year with my wife and two young children, and celebrated the arrival of 2015 by finishing off the last of the Christmas goodies. For many, myself included, January is a month of contrasts. On the one hand it can be a bit of a comedown from the […]
  • January 16, 2015

    Julian’s horse welfare law receives final approval from MPs

    Julian celebrated victory today as his private members bill to protect horses from neglect cleared the House of Commons.   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 to rescue abandoned horses from over two weeks to just […]
  • January 13, 2015

    Julian Calls for Action on Harewood Whin Fire

    Julian has waded into a debate over an ongoing fire at Yorwaste’s Harewood Whin site after being contacted by several concerned constituents who fear for the impact the fumes are having on public health. Last week, Julian wrote to Mark Scott, the Yorkshire Area Manager at the Environment Agency, to reiterate the local residents’ concerns and […]
  • January 9, 2015

    Julian’s fly-grazing bill moves a step closer to becoming law

    Yesterday in Parliament Julian’s private members bill passed its committee stage with cross-party support. The Control of Horses Bill will not only shorten the time it takes to rescue abandoned horses from two weeks to just 96 hours, it will also provide farmers and landowners the power to rescue neglected horses from private land. Speaking […]
  • January 7, 2015

    Julian’s Debate on Fairer NHS Funding for York and North Yorkshire

    This week Julian hosted a parliamentary debate to highlight his concerns surrounding healthcare funding in York and North Yorkshire. This is an issue he has raised in Parliament on numerous occasions in the past and is especially topical at this time. The debate centred on the current funding formula for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). This […]
  • January 2, 2015

    Julian Joins Forces with Residents to Protect Village’s Greenbelt

    Before Christmas, Julian supported several residents from the village of Naburn who visited the City of York Council’s offices to hand-deliver letters of objection to proposals contained in the draft Local Plan. More than 60 letters from Naburn residents were delivered, which were added to the dozens of objections already sent by post and email. Residents […]