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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian backs Macmillan’s cancer nurse campaign at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament

Julian backs Macmillan’s cancer nurse campaign at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament

This week, Julian was one of over 200 Members of Parliament who came together to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s latest campaign. The charity used its well loved World’s Biggest Coffee Morning reception in Parliament to launch a new report “Cancer Nursing on the line”. The report calls for a Cancer Nurse Fund to invest in

Statement on government social care and health proposal

I support the broad principles and intentions behind the government’s plan for a reformed...

Back to school and supply chain issues

On Monday York’s children returned to school, beginning what will hopefully be a much...

York Press column – Afghanistan retreat and investment in York

Last week, I travelled to London for the emergency recall of Parliament to discuss...

Category: News & Articles

  • March 8, 2017

    Julian Comments on ‘Forward-Looking and Realistic Spring Budget’

    Julian has responded to the government’s Budget presented today by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. Julian said “overall, this was a forward-looking, realistic budget, with some important measures to help families and businesses”. In his statement the Chancellor announced a significant increase in predicted economic growth to 2% (from 1.4%) for 2017, while […]
  • March 8, 2017

    Julian Calls on Government to Resolve Vaccine Damage Payment Issue

    Today in a debate in Parliament Julian pushed the Government to draw a line under the vaccine damage payment issue in relation to pandemrix. Pandemrix was widely used during the swine flu pandemic after being rushed into circulation without full clinical trials. This risk was acknowledged as an indemnity was agreed between the Government and […]
  • March 7, 2017

    Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2017

    To celebrate the tenth anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week, Julian visited apprentices working at the National STEM Learning Centre in York. This year’s National Apprenticeship Week runs from 6-10 March 2017, and will be celebrated with events across the UK.The yearly occasion recognises the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider […]
  • March 3, 2017

    Julian’s York Press Column: The Northern Powerhouse

    Any mention of the Northern Powerhouse is all too frequently met with a cynical groan. I understand why, buzzwords like Northern Powerhouse appear superficial and abstract, most people find themselves asking, “what does it actually mean?” This response is entirely justifiable and we can all agree that politicians should spent less time selling a ‘brand’ […]
  • February 23, 2017

    Julian Visits Award Winning Miller’s Fish & Chips in Haxby

    On Friday Julian met with Nick, David and Lesley Miller who run their family business, Miller’s Fish and Chips, from their shop in the centre of Haxby. Miller’s Fish and Chips recently picked up the ‘Best in North East England’ title as well as third place for Independent Takeaway Fish & Chip Shop of the […]
  • February 22, 2017

    Julian voices local concerns in Parliament over Strensall Barracks closure plans

    Yesterday, Julian spoke up for local residents affected by the planned closure of Strensall Barracks in a debate in Westminster Hall in Parliament. Under plans announced in November, the Ministry of Defence intends to dispose of Queen Elizabeth Barracks and Towthorpe Lines at Strensall in 2021, and Imphal Barracks at Fulford Road in 2031. Julian […]
  • February 17, 2017

    Update on broadband roll-out in York Outer

    Julian Sturdy recently organised a meeting with Superfast West Yorkshire and BT to discuss progress in rolling out broadband to villages in our area. Julian uses these meetings as an opportunity to grill local providers on issues which have been raised through casework and discuss their future delivery plans. The headline news isthat SFWY hope […]
  • February 8, 2017

    Julian Presses Prime Minister on CAMHS Waiting Times

    Today Julian shone the spotlight on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in York and national waiting times at Prime Minister’s Questions. After being contacted by constituents about long waiting times for assessments by CAMHS, Julian submitted a written question to the Department of Health and discovered that they do not hold information on CAMHS […]
  • February 3, 2017

    Julian Supports World Cancer Day 2017

    Julian recently attended an event in Parliament to show his support for World Cancer Day on Saturday 4 February, 2017. He met with representatives from seven of the UK’s leading charities who have joined forces to unite the nation and help people affected by cancer. Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Now, CLIC Sargent, […]
  • February 2, 2017

    Julian’s York Press Column: Britain’s Place in the World

    In my last York Press column I briefly touched on President-elect Trump and the policy direction he may take in office. Well, no one can accuse him of a dithering start. Should I have found myself in the unenviable position of being eligible to vote in the US election, I would have found it difficult […]