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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

Julian has today received official confirmation from the Roads Minister, Baroness Vere that she has signed off on City of York Council’s bid for Government funding for the dualling of the A1237 between the Rawcliffe and Hopgrove roundabouts. Subject to the approval of the Final Business Case, the Department has agreed to contribute just under

Julian welcomes National Railway Museum funding boost and requests meeting with Housing Minister to secure York Central access funding

Julian has today welcomed the Culture Secretary’s announcement that the National Railway Museum in...

Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech 2019

Julian has welcomed the Queen’s Speech for 2019, setting out the government’s proposed draft...

Julian urges Prime Minister to support campaign to save Askham Bog

Yesterday, Julian questioned the First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, who was standing in...

Category: News & Articles

  • 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 […]
  • January 27, 2014

    Supermarket Surgery – 1st February

    This Saturday, 1st February, Julian will be hosting one of his regular Supermarket Surgeries in Asda at Monks Cross. Pop down between 8.30am – 10am to have a chat with Julian about whatever’s on your mind, whether it’s bus services and gritting routes here in York, the Council’s draft Local Plan or simply to say […]
  • January 20, 2014

    Julian’s January Press Column

    Many of us begin the New Year with resolutions of varying kinds, and I am sad to say that any promises I make over limiting my consumption of crisps and chocolate have inevitably fallen by the wayside. My fundamental commitment however, the promise I was elected on, remains as strong as ever. My responsibility is […]
  • January 17, 2014

    Julian Fights to Save Faith School Bus Services

    Julian has waded into a debate over the future of free concessionary transport to students of Faith Schools in the York area, after it emerged that the City of York Council was planning to completely withdraw the services from September. Several parents of children attending Manor CE School in Julian’s constituency were in touch to […]