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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

  • November 14, 2014

    Julian Hosts Further Flooding Meeting for Copmanthorpe Residents

    Yesterday evening, Julian hosted another on street public meeting for the residents of Sawyer’s Crescent, Copmanthorpe, whose street was flooded with several inches of raw sewerage following a flash period of heavy rainfall in August. Several local residents in the area had contacted Julian when 31mm of rain fell in just three hours on 8th […]
  • November 12, 2014

    Julian raises danger of abandoned horses to road users in Stockton Lane

    Two loose horses were reported to be wandering onto the road in Stockton Lane, at around 8.40am this morning. North Yorkshire Police were quick to attend the scene and tether the horses to a roadside fence. The owner of the horses have yet to be identified. Julian has been campaigning for a change in the […]
  • November 7, 2014

    Julian Teams Up with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to Fight Development Proposal

    Julian has joined forces with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to campaign against a proposal for up to 600 new homes close to the Askham Bog Nature Reserve. The City of York Council’s Local Plan Publication Draft proposes to remove 42.5 acres of land from the greenbelt to the south of Moor Lane, Woodthorpe and ‘safeguarded’ […]
  • November 4, 2014

    Julian campaigns for fairer warm homes funding

    With winter on its way, Julian is campaigning to ensure that his constituents receive the help and support they need with their energy bills Currently, park home residents are not eligible to receive the £140 annual Warm Homes Discount on their electricity bills. The benefit, now in its fourth year, has been an important part […]
  • October 28, 2014

    Julian Hosts Two Packed Out Public Meetings on Local Plan

    Over the past two weekends Julian has hosted two public question and answer meetings on the City of York Council’s Local Plan Publication Draft proposals, each with over 100 residents in attendance. The meetings took place in Rufforth and Naburn, where the residents of both villages are deeply concerned about the Council’s plans to establish […]
  • October 28, 2014

    Upcoming Coffee Shop Surgery

    On the 1st of November, this coming Saturday, I am holding my first ever Coffee Shop Surgery at Aroma in Haxby Village, between 2:00 – 3:00pm. 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 […]
  • 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 […]