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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

  • October 17, 2014

    Julian’s October York Press Column

    While many will see UKIP’s victory in the Clacton by-election as a political earthquake, for me the most important seismic shift that day happened right here in York. As the polling officers in Essex were looking forward to getting home for a late dinner, City of York Councillors were voting on an absolutely crucial motion […]
  • October 15, 2014

    Julian Speaks Out at Strensall Planning Inquiry

    Julian spoke out yesterday against plans for over 100 new homes to be built at the northern tip of Strensall village. Linden Homes’ proposed development of 102 homes to the north of Brecks Lane, Strensall was granted planning permission by the City of York Council in February this year, despite objections from over 100 local […]
  • October 15, 2014

    Julian raises awareness of growing threat of antibiotic resistance

    Julian hosted a highly attended parliamentary debate today on the increasingly important issue of antibiotic resistance. In the debate he stressed the link between the misuse of antibiotics and the growing threat that resistance poses to modern medicine. Julian also stated that although there has never been any doubt about the link between misuse and resistance, antibiotics […]
  • October 10, 2014

    Local Plan Rethink Forced Upon Council – Special Open Letter from Julian

    Dear resident, I wanted to update you on some of the latest developments with regard to the City of York Council’s Local Plan Publication Draft. Last night, at a meeting of the Full Council, opposition Councillors from the different parties joined forces to vote through a motion which called for an immediate halt on the forthcoming consultation […]
  • October 7, 2014

    Julian Supports Play For All Project in Wigginton

    Julian has recently met with the Churchfields Open Space Committee (COSC) in Wigginton to look at their plans for a major upgrade of the playground equipment on the site. The COSC’s Play For All Project aims to provide three new pieces of equipment, a pathway and seating together with the necessary safety surfacing. The Committee […]
  • September 26, 2014

    Julian supports British airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq

    Parliament was recalled today in order for MPs to debate British military involvement in Iraq against the terrorist organisation ISIL. Having returned to Westminster, Julian set out his rationale for voting in favour of British airstrikes. He said “ISIL are a murderous, terrorist organisation who have no regard for human life. They pose a direct […]
  • September 26, 2014

    Julian Hosts On Street Residents’ Meeting to Discuss Flooding

    On Wednesday evening, Julian hosted an on street meeting for the residents of Sawyer’s Crescent, Copmanthorpe, which was flooded with several inches of raw sewerage during a flash period of heavy rainfall in August. Several Sawyer’s Crescent residents got in touch with Julian after 8th August when 31mm of rain fell in just three hours […]
  • September 23, 2014

    Julian Slams Council Over Latest Local Plan Traveller Site Allocations

    Julian has hit out at the City of York Council after it has emerged that two new large scale Traveller Sites have been proposed in the open countryside close to the quiet rural villages of Rufforth and Naburn. The recent release of the Council’s ‘Local Plan Publication draft’, which has combined proposals from the ‘Preferred […]
  • September 19, 2014

    Julian ‘Delighted’ with Scotland Independence Referendum Result

    Julian has welcomed the outcome of the Independence Referendum in Scotland, which saw the ‘No’ campaign winning by 55% to 45%. This was a clear and decisive result for the ‘Better Together’ campaign. However, as the leaders of the parties have all made clear, a vote to stay together is still a vote for change, […]
  • September 17, 2014

    Julian Welcomes Fall in Unemployment in York

    Julian has welcomed today’s news of a fall in unemployment both locally and nationally. The Office for National Statistics have announced that the unemployment rate fell to 6.2% (or 2.02 million people) in the three months to the end of July, the lowest it has been since 2008. The ONS stats also showed that the number […]