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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

“Given the amazing success of the booster programme in protecting York households, and the latest encouraging virus data, I am glad the government has decided to let current ‘Plan B’ measures expire at the end of this month. Although I have serious concerns about the Prime Minister’s judgement on other matters, I think he has

Julian welcomes Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

I am delighted by the recent news that the life-changing Kaftrio modular therapy has...

York Press column – Finally we are learning to live with covid

As we move through the cold days and early evenings, we have the significant...

Statement on alleged Downing Street Parties

The recent revelations about the party in the garden of Number 10 on the...

Category: News & Articles

  • May 2, 2017

    Campaigning Update: Dunnington, Osbaldwick and Copmanthorpe

      Dunnington: With Cllr Jenny Brooks in Dunnington. Julian has pledged his support to a campaign for supporting local shops and businesses in the village.         Osbaldwick: Delivering the latest ‘In-Touch’ to villagers in Osbaldwick. Julian spoke with a number of residents who were making the most of the sunshine and was pleased […]
  • May 2, 2017

    Julian Launches Campaign for Re-election

    Julian has been unanimously re-selected by York Conservative Association to seek re-election at the upcoming General Election, after which he launched his campaign in Earswick with his wife Victoria and local campaigners. Commenting Julian said, “This election offers a very clear choice between a strong Conservative government under Theresa May determined to deliver for ordinary families […]
  • April 28, 2017

    Julian speaks up on local flood defences

    This Wednesday, Julian used a debate in Parliament in Westminster Hall to emphasise the importance of the sensitive use of flood defences, so that they do not protect some areas at the expense of others. The debate was on upper catchment management, i.e. the management of the upper reaches of a river. ‘Hard’ flood defences, […]
  • April 27, 2017

    Julian Raises Transport Infrastructure with the Prime Minister

    In the final Prime Minister’s Questions session before the General Election Julian raised transport infrastructure in the House of Commons, specifically those projects integral to securing economic growth in York. Julian mentioned improvements to the northern ring road (A1237), building a railway station in Haxby, and upgrading the A64 before asking the Prime Minister to continue […]
  • April 26, 2017

    Julian supports workers following Nestle jobs announcement

    Julian has called for support for workers following yesterday’s announcement that Nestle will be consulting over proposals which could see 143 factory workers and a further 23 in technical, warehouse and transport side of the company face redundancy. Julian understands these proposals have been made to rebalance Nestle’s local operations, and they expect that any […]
  • April 21, 2017

    Julian Delighted by Huntington Greenbelt Victory

    The Secretary of State, Sajid Javid MP, has today dismissed a planning appeal for 109 homes on the greenbelt north of Avon Drive in Huntington. Julian was a vehement critic of the plans when they were first mooted in 2015. Alongside local residents Mr Sturdy objected to the proposals which were initially turned down by the […]
  • April 19, 2017

    General Election: 8th June 2017

    Today, the House of Commons passed a motion for a General Election to be held on 8th June. Julian commented: “The Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday was certainly unexpected but I do believe that this is the correct decision for our country. Britain needs stability ahead of vital negotiations with the European Union and our government […]
  • April 10, 2017

    Julian Supports Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

    Julian is supporting Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign to urge more people to take part in bowel cancer screening and save lives, as part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April. More than 44 people die from bowel cancer every day in the UK, it’s the nation’s second biggest cancer killer.  However, it shouldn’t be. It’s […]
  • April 6, 2017

    Julian’s York Press Column: Up-skilling the Workforce of Tomorrow

    Last week at Prime Minister’s Questions I asked Theresa May about the steps her Government is taking to improve technical and vocational education, so that our young people are properly prepared to take up high-quality skilled jobs when they leave education. As a country we have a chronic skills shortage and a productivity shortfall relative […]
  • March 29, 2017

    Julian raises support for technical and vocational education with the Prime Minister

    Today, Julian urged the Prime Minister to ensure that vocational and technical education enjoys equal status with academic education, so that young people can be prepared to take up skilled jobs when they leave school. York has a range of institutions offering valuable vocational education and training, including York College, the National STEM Learning Centre […]