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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian backs Great British Spring Clean

Julian backs Great British Spring Clean

Julian has pledged his support for the UK’s biggest mass action environmental campaign, 2020’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’, organised by environment charity Keep Britain Tidy. This will see up to 600,000 people act to clean up streets, beaches and parks across the country between 20th March and 13th April. The campaign unites residents, community groups,

Julian’s New Year message for the York Press

“In 2020 I will focus on ensuring that the government’s plans for improving public...

Julian welcomes Christmas Queen’s Speech

“I warmly welcome today’s Queen’s Speech, setting out the government’s agenda for the new...

Julian’s post-election message

I want to warmly thank everyone who voted to re-elect me as MP for...

Category: News & Articles

  • June 25, 2014

    Julian welcomes the Chancellor’s initiative to promote a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ to rival London

    Julian has endorsed George Osborne’s plans for a ‘second global city’ in the North of England. In this week’s Treasury Questions, Mr Sturdy asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer ‘ As we strive to close the north-south divide and continue to deliver faster growth for the north, what further steps is my right hon. Friend proposing […]
  • June 20, 2014

    Julian pledges support to prevent further drowning in York

    Julian has signed up to support the UK’s leading drowning prevention charity in its work to provide water safety education and lifesaving awards across the country. Representatives from The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS) made the trip to Parliament ahead of their national campaign, Drowning Prevention Week, which runs from June 21 to 29. […]
  • June 19, 2014

    Julian welcomes CCG decision to begin funding IVF in York

    Julian has welcomed the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group’s decision today to begin funding one free cycles of IVF treatment on the NHS. Commenting, he said: “I am absolutely delighted to hear that, after careful consideration, the Vale of York CCG have decided to provide one full cycle of IVF treatment free on the […]
  • June 17, 2014

    Julian calls for action to increase local food production

    Julian has called on the Government to support farmers in their efforts to boost British food production. Speaking in the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs debate, Julian asked “Does the Secretary of State agree that any further Common Agricultural Policy reform has to focus on the simple issue of using farmland to produce food […]
  • June 16, 2014

    Julian welcomes Chancellor’s announcement to protect York’s greenbelt

    The campaign to protect York’s greenbelt received a major boost as the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced further reforms to the planning rules that will force local authorities to focus house building on former industrial land. Speaking at the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, George Osborne used the annual Mansion House speech […]
  • June 13, 2014

    Julian’s June Column in the York Press

    There has never been a more important time to make your opinions known. The people of York have the opportunity to submit their views to the Council on how our great city should change over the next generation and the stakes have never been higher. In April last year, the Council published their draft Local […]
  • June 4, 2014

    Local Plan Further Sites Consultation Launched Today

    The City of York Council have today embarked upon a six week consultation on their ‘Local Plan Further Sites’ proposals and Julian has appealed to all residents to take the time to have their say. The ‘Further Sites’ document can be viewed in full by clicking here. Or for the full list of documents, appendices […]
  • June 3, 2014

    Julian’s Article in the Yorkshire Post: Common sense must prevail over fracking

    An influential Lords Committee has called on the Government to streamline the ‘unnecessarily complicated’ regulations surrounding hydraulic fracturing and shale gas extraction, or fracking as it is known to you and me. The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee published its report on the Economic Impact on UK Energy Policy of Shale Gas and Oil […]
  • June 2, 2014

    Julian Reacts to News that York to Become Only Place in UK Not to Offer Free IVF

    Following the recent news that York and the communities surrounding the city look set to be the only place in the Country in which residents will not be offered any free cycles of IVF treatment on the NHS, Julian has called on the local health authority to review it’s position. The Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group […]
  • May 27, 2014

    Julian Hosts First in a Series of Public Meetings on the Local Plan Further Sites

    On Saturday, Julian hosted a public Q&A meeting in Elvington on the Local Plan Further Site proposals in the area. With the many controversial development proposals put forward in Elvington and the surrounding communities, including a 7 pitch Traveller site, a 3 pitch Travelling Showpeople site and several housing sites, it was no surprise that […]