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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

Julian has joined members of Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee in writing to the Secretary of State for Business, Alok Sharma MP, to call for the suspension of Sunday Trading Laws for as long as emergency powers are in effect. Julian believes that the current restrictions imposed on shops make it much

Julian welcomes new ‘Nightingale’ hospital to fight coronavirus in Yorkshire

I am reassured by the official confirmation that a new ‘Nightingale’ emergency coronavirus hospital...

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...

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...

Category: News & Articles

  • 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 […]
  • September 12, 2014

    Julian Reacts to Latest Local Plan Announcements

    Julian has vowed to continue his campaign for a more “sensible, sustainable and appropriate” development plan for York, following today’s publication of the City of York Council’s draft ‘Submission Local Plan’. Reacting to the latest developments on the incredibly controversial draft Local Plan, Julian said: “On paper the fall in the overall housing numbers would indicate that […]
  • September 12, 2014

    Julian’s September York Press Column

    It is becoming increasingly clear that we need to tackle the growing crisis of horses being abandoned and tethered on our roadsides. It is difficult to know exactly how many horses are currently suffering from neglect but conservative estimates are that at least 3,000 have been abandoned in England alone. The number of horses being […]
  • September 9, 2014

    Julian calls for tougher sentences on food fraudsters

    Last night in Parliament, Julian called on the Government to do more to protect high quality British farming produce from fraud. Speaking in the House of Commons during the late night Food Fraud debate, Mr Sturdy praised the recently published Elliott Report on food integrity. He said “It is reassuring that Professor Elliott has commended […]
  • September 4, 2014

    Julian Meets Residents Company over Boroughbridge Road ‘Overdevelopment’

    Julian has recently met with a group of residents from Trenchard Road and Portal Road off the A59 on the outskirts of York, to discuss their concerns over the proposed development of nearly 1500 houses in the immediate vicinity. He met with several members of the committee of the York (Trenchard) Residents Company Limited at the […]
  • September 3, 2014

    Julian welcomes investigation into waiting times at York Hospital Trust

    Today Julian has voiced his support for the NHS regulator Monitor opening an inquiry into why local hospitals have repeatedly missed health targets. It has emerged that the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which runs hospitals in York, Scarborough, Bridlington, Whitby, Malton and Selby, has failed to meet Government A&E waiting time targets for […]
  • September 2, 2014

    Julian Urges Council to Grant Partial Rates Rebate to Boroughbridge Road Residents Disrupted by Poppleton Bar Roadworks

    Julian has been leading calls for the City of York Council to offer a partial Council Tax rebate to residents on Boroughbridge Road, who suffered months of severe disruption during the excessively delayed Poppleton Bar roadworks. Several local residents have been in touch with Julian in recent weeks to raise concerns over their loss of sleep […]
  • September 1, 2014

    Julian teams up with Alfie G Whattam for fairer health funding

    Last Friday Julian met with York based Britain’s Got Talent Finalist Alfie G. Whattam to publicise the need for a fairer funding formula for York and North Yorkshire’s Clinical Commissioning Groups. Julian has been campaigning for a fairer funding formula ever since his election in 2010 and has raised the matter both in Parliament on numerous […]
  • August 19, 2014

    Launching Vale Radio

    On Monday morning Julian was pleased to join the team at Vale Radio for their official launch show live on air with breakfast presenter Chris Marsden. Vale Radio is a community led radio station based in Haxby, featuring local news and events across the Vale of York, broadcasting across Selby, Thirsk, Linton on Ouse and […]