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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian welcomes Government decision to allow York Central application to progress

Julian welcomes Government decision to allow York Central application to progress

Julian has today received confirmation from Kit Malthouse MP, the Housing Minister, that the Government will not call in the planning application for the redevelopment of the York Central site. It follows a meeting last week between Julian and Jake Berry MP, the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse in which he urged the Government to

Julian to meet with new Roads Minister to press need for clarity on ring-road dualling bid

Julian is set to meet with Michael Ellis, the new Minister of State at...

Julian asks Transport Secretary to commit to new Azuma trains coming to York by August

Yesterday, Julian questioned the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling about the delays...

York Press column – The Conservative leadership contest

The Conservative Party faces a challenge of epic proportions. Our task is to safely...

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  • March 10, 2014

    International Women’s Day 2014

    Julian was delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day this week with Strensall resident and St Peters sixth form student, Beatrice Rhodes. As part of this year’s ‘Inspiring Change’ theme Beatrice travelled to London to spend a day in Julian’s Westminster office. Following a team meeting, Beatrice joined other students on a […]
  • March 7, 2014

    Julian celebrates the work of the York Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit

    Last week Julian was delighted to meet with Dr Rebecca Thomas and her colleagues at the York Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit in York Hospital to celebrate their work with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. During his time at the Unit Julian heard about major developments in the last few years which have had a positive impact on […]
  • March 6, 2014

    Lobbying for Greater Clarity on Health Funding Requests

    Julian has recently been assisting an 8 year old constituent whose family have been fighting for the funding of a specific drug for more than two years. The problem has been exacerbated by a certain degree of confusion over who has responsibility for the constituent’s commissioning requests and NHS England and the Vale of York […]
  • February 24, 2014

    Julian Proposes National Farming Fund Could Be Used Towards Preventing Future Floods

    Mr Sturdy recently enquired whether alternative sources of funding could be used to tackle the problem of flooding. In the Chamber last week, the York MP asked “With parts of the country experiencing the wettest January since records began, with sadly no let-up in sight at the moment, will the Minister clarify whether resources from […]
  • February 21, 2014

    Julian Calls For Lessons To Be Learnt In York From Flooding In The South

    Julian Sturdy has called on the Government to “have a debate on the need to strengthen the safeguards in the planning system to prevent houses from being built on floodplains”. Julian recently raised his concerns in the House of Commons over the City of York Council’s proposals to build large housing developments in flood-risk areas. […]
  • February 20, 2014

    Julian Calls on Council to Withdraw Plans for Traveller Sites on Greenbelt or Face Embarrassment

    Julian has repeated his calls for a U-turn from the local Council on their plans to introduce a further 36 caravan pitches for Gyspy, Traveller and Showpeople families on the City’s greenbelt, suggesting that they could be wasting taxpayers’ money and risking “further damage to the authority’s reputation” if they do not. In a letter to Planning […]
  • February 15, 2014

    Julian’s February Column

    The recent television coverage of the flooding in the Somerset levels and in the South more generally has been harrowing. These past few weeks my thoughts have been with those families whose lives will have changed irrevocably, almost in the blink of an eye, as a result of the floods. The images serve to remind […]
  • February 6, 2014

    Young Offenders Should Help Clean Up Our City

    Yesterday in Parliament, Julian Sturdy raised the rehabilitation of young offenders and the importance of equipping them with the necessary skills to “avoid a life of crime”.  The MP for York Outer went on to say: ”Last year the York and North Yorkshire Probation Trust community payback team joined forces with local residents to carry […]
  • February 4, 2014

    Julian Calls on Government For Greater Clarity on Gypsy and Traveller Policy

    Julian has this morning called on the Local Government Minister, Brandon Lewis MP, to provide local Councils with clearer guidance on what is acceptable when making provision for Gypsies and Travellers. Julian has been a strident opponent of the City of York Council’s draft Local Plan proposals to provide over 80 Gypsy, Traveller and Showpeople pitches across […]
  • January 30, 2014

    Julian calls for York to become a “Global Leader” in Agri-Tech

    York Outer MP Julian Sturdy has called on the Government to recognise York’s “huge potential to become a global leader in the food manufacturing, agri-tech and biorenewables industries”. In the House of Commons, Julian promoted the region’s suitability as a future international centre of excellence. He said: “I welcome the Government’s commitment to encouraging the […]