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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

  • May 11, 2021

    Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech

    Julian has welcomed today’s Queen’s Speech, outlining the government’s draft laws and proposals for the new session of Parliament. The Speech focused on the government’s plan to spread economic growth and opportunity more fairly across all regions of the country, fight crime with tougher sentences, widen home ownership, create new adult retraining and skills options, […]
  • May 6, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    Following a rain filled Bank Holiday weekend, the days when hospitality businesses can open indoors can’t come soon enough. May will also see a boost to our local vaccine supply which should see vaccination centre stay on course to hit all targets to the end of July. In the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and […]
  • May 5, 2021

    York Press column – Nestle news must not hold back York’s recovery

    Although most York residents will have enjoyed a well-earned bank holiday, this will sadly have been a worrying time for Nestle employees given the company’s decision to shed 98 roles at its Haxby Road site, as part of a wider big investment in our city. I am available to assist all impacted constituents, and on […]
  • April 30, 2021

    Julian questions Transport Secretary on foreign travel reopening

    Yesterday, Julian questioned the Transport Secretary on the need to provide urgent clarification for both holidaymakers and businesses in the wider travel industry on how the Government’s proposed traffic light system for foreign travel is going to work. Speaking in the House of Commons, Julian said it was essential for the Government to publish detailed […]
  • April 29, 2021

    Julian discusses Pet Thefts with Home Secretary

    Julian welcomed the Home Secretary Priti Patel MP as well as Philip Allot, the Conservative candidate for Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in North Yorkshire, to Red House Kennels and Cattery near York to discuss dog theft. The Home Secretary confirmed that a major Government meeting is shortly taking place between different departments, including DEFRA […]
  • April 29, 2021

    BBC Radio York – Julian discusses Nestle Investment and Job Losses

    Julian spoke to Georgey Spanswick on BBC Radio York to discuss the recent announcement that Nestle will be investing an additional £20.2 million into their York site to boost KitKat production via machine upgrades and efficiencies. Sadly these improvements mean that 98 workers will be made redundant. £20 million is a significant investment to the […]
  • April 28, 2021

    Nestle jobs announcement

    This is very concerning news for those affected, and I am already in touch with Nestle arranging an urgent meeting, at which I will press them to make the very best arrangements for local employees. I understand these proposals are still at consultation stage, and I expect Nestle to ensure this is a meaningful process […]
  • April 23, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    This is my first coronavirus update since non-essential retail reopened and hospitality businesses could open outdoors. It is great to see York with a renewed buzz and that the overwhelming majority of residents are enjoying the return of pubs, cafes and restaurants responsibly. While we may be enjoying a coffee or a pint outside with […]
  • April 21, 2021

    York Press column – Reopening York for good

    With the reopening of non-essential shops, hospitality and sports facilities on 12th April, and lengthening hours of sunlight, life and energy does now seem to be returning to our city as we head towards the fairly normal summer we all deserve. Like many residents, I have enjoyed a long-overdue haircut, and the hitherto-forbidden privilege of […]
  • April 20, 2021

    Julian presses Foreign Office ministers on food security and climate change

    Julian this morning questioned Foreign Office ministers in the House of Commons about ensuring that the challenge of global food security is kept at the heart of government action on climate change and international aid. At Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Julian asked: “A major hurdle in reducing […]