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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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The EU Withdrawal Agreement

The EU Withdrawal Agreement

I am very grateful to all local residents who have contacted me so far with their thoughts on the withdrawal agreement and political declaration on our future relationship with the EU, the parliamentary vote on which will be held on Tuesday 11th December after 5 days of debate. I am taking careful note of what

Julian supports Small Business Saturday

Julian Sturdy, Member of Parliament for York Outer, has once again supported the ‘Small...

Julian supports disabled cyclists from the York Cycle Campaign

Julian recently joined Jamie Wood and Jon Phillip, both members of the York Cycle...

York Outer MP meets with Alzheimer’s Society

Julian Sturdy MP met with local representatives of the Alzheimer’s Society last week to...

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  • December 12, 2013

    Planning Minister Confirms No Need for Safeguarded Land in Council’s Development Plan

    The Planning Minister, Nick Boles MP, has reiterated the comments he made in Parliament in October, that there is nothing in any piece of government planning guidance which requires local authorities to plan beyond the 15 year period. For York, this could mean over 1000 acres of land is set to be unnecessarily taken out […]
  • December 6, 2013

    Julian Calls For A Debate On The Future of Independent Petrol Retailers

    Julian has called for a debate on the future of small, family run petrol stations as is has emerged that for every one supermarket station that opens, five independent retailers close as a result. Speaking in the Chamber, Julian asked: “May we have a debate on the future of independent petrol retailers and the important […]
  • December 6, 2013

    Julian Responds to Sad Death of Nelson Mandela

    Julian’s reaction to the sad death of the former South African President Nelson Mandela last night: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa who was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his successful struggle against apartheid. Mr Mandela, the first black president to be […]
  • December 5, 2013

    Julian Welcomes Autumn Statement and Job Growth across York

    Julian Sturdy has welcomed the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement today, with the British economy set to grow faster than any other major advanced economy. Economic growth this year is double the economic forecasts, with 2.4 per cent growth predicted for next year. This good news follows the revelation that under the previous government, the British economy […]
  • November 29, 2013

    Julian’s Call for Evidence for Parliamentary Greenbelt Report

    Julian has called on residents from across the region to submit their views on how Greenbelt land is protected and preserved for the future to a Parliamentary Group who are producing a report for Government. The York Outer MP is himself a Vice Chair of the ‘All Party Parliamentary Group on the Greenbelt’, which is writing […]
  • November 28, 2013

    Julian Calls for Fly Grazing To Become A Criminal Offence

    Julian has called on the Government to take tougher action in order to tackle the problem of fly grazing, which is becoming increasingly common around the outskirts of York. Discussing the issue in Parliament, the York Outer MP urged the Minister to legislate for tougher sanctions on those who break the law, arguing that “fly-grazing should […]
  • November 22, 2013

    Julian Calls for a Debate on the DAB Switchover

    Yesterday Julian questioned the Leader of the House, Andrew Lansley, on whether MPs could debate the switching off of FM and AM frequencies in favour of the new digital radio platform. Speaking in the Chamber, Julian asked: “I am sure that the whole House shares my affection for our local independent radio stations that provide […]
  • November 22, 2013

    Julian Calls for Rethink on Proposed Bus Reductions in Rufforth

    North Yorkshire County Council has proposed a number of changes to their subsidised bus services across the county, in order to try to achieve budget savings of £1.1m. The proposed changes, which are out for consultation until Monday, include reductions to the 412/413 service in Rufforth and will see buses in the village halved in […]
  • November 20, 2013

    Julian Supports The Martin House ‘Good Night’s Sleep’ Appeal

    On Saturday, York Outer MP Julian Sturdy helped raise much needed funds for the Martin House Good Night’s Sleep Appeal by packing bags at Sainsburys in Haxby, raising nearly £300. Afterwards Julian said: ‘I am so pleased to be able to support this important campaign. As a father of two young children I know only […]
  • November 19, 2013

    Julian Updates Councillors on Ring Road Upgrade Funding Situation

    Last week, Julian attended a special meeting of the City of York Council’s Corporate and Scrutiny Management Committee, in which he answered questions from Councillors on his efforts to secure funding for improvements to the northern outer ring road. Julian explained to Councillors that under the current Government, transport infrastructure funding streams have been simplified […]