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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Unity and self-discipline will get us through Coronavirus

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 and country now faces an even sterner test. The necessary restrictions on movement, and closure of public spaces make this in some ways the most serious emergency our nation has ever faced. Even on the brink of invasion in 1940, schools,

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...

Cross-party group of 12 Yorkshire MPs write to Housing Minister to oppose Askham Bog development appeal

Julian, together with 11 other MPs from across Yorkshire, has today written to the...

Julian writes to the Chancellor to urge him to provide more support to the self-employed

Julian has today written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak to ask...

Category: News & Articles

  • May 14, 2014

    Planning Minister Repeats Julian’s Calls for Councils to End Unnecessary Threats to Greenbelt

    The Planning Minister, Nick Boles MP, hit out yesterday at local authorities, like the City of York Council, who are unnecessarily setting aside greenbelt land for future long term development. Mr Boles’ comments came in response to a parliamentary debate hosted by Julian on ‘Land Safeguarded for Development in Local Plans’. Paragraph 85 of the National […]
  • May 13, 2014

    Antibiotic Resistance and its Implications

    Last week in the House of Commons Julian Sturdy raised the vitally important issue of antibiotic resistance, stressing that this problem is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now and has the potential to affect anyone in any country. Following the recent report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) […]
  • May 13, 2014

    Julian to Host Parliamentary Debate on ‘Safeguarded’ Land in Council’s Local Plan

    This afternoon, Julian will host a half hour debate in Westminster Hall on land ‘safeguarded’ for future long term development in Local Plans. Julian is a passionate supporter of York’s greenbelt and he has been a vocal opponent of the City of York Council’s draft Local Plan since it was first announced in April 2013. […]
  • April 28, 2014

    Julian is presented with unique “Beer Champion” award

    Last Thursday Julian was presented with the new “Beer Champion” award at a ceremony in Dunnington’s Windmill Inn, by Simon Theakston, Executive Director of T&R Theakston Ltd and Yorkshire Chairman of the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA). The special award is a joint initiative from the BBPA, Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the […]
  • April 24, 2014

    Julian Welcomes Conservative Pledge to End Wind Farm Subsidies

    Julian has welcomed the recent news that the Conservative Party has pledged to end the subsidies for onshore wind power if elected to a majority Government next year. He has campaigned against a number of large scale wind turbine proposals in the York area, including two proposals currently being considered at Murton Moor and Kexby. He’s […]
  • April 16, 2014

    Controversial Strensall housing development called in by Secretary of State

    A planning application for 102 new homes to the north of Brecks Lane in Strensall, which was controversially approved by the City of York Council in February, has been called in by the Secretary of State, Eric Pickles MP. Planning permission was granted for the development by the Council’s planning committee after a vote of […]
  • April 11, 2014

    Julian calls for new technology to help tackle broadband ‘not-spot’ communities

    Julian has raised concerns over communities who are failing to benefit from the roll out of superfast broadband in a debate in Parliament and called for more investment in alternative technologies. Speaking in a debate entitled ‘Broadband in the North of England’, organised by neighbouring Conservative MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, Andrew Jones MP, Julian […]
  • April 11, 2014

    April Column: Julian welcomes pension tax cut

    Once the hype has died down and Parliamentary business returns to normal, or as normal as it ever is in Westminster, it is clear that this year’s Budget contained the most radical and far reaching reforms on pensions and savings in over a century. Now I appreciate that people’s interest in such matters are mixed […]
  • April 10, 2014

    Julian Reacts to Updated Local Plan and Further Sites Announcements

    Julian has responded to the Local Plan Further Sites Consultation document published last night, saying: “I welcome the proposed removal of the Dunnington and Huntington Travellers Sites, but I’m disappointed it’s taken this long for the Council to come to its senses on these proposals. Since the Local Plan was first announced a year ago, these […]
  • April 9, 2014

    Julian Welcomes Reopening of Lendal Bridge to Cars

    Julian has welcomed the reopening of Lendal Bridge in York to cars saying: “I’m delighted to see the Council has u-turned on this disastrous policy. This is a major victory for common sense and I’m looking forward to easier access through the City Centre and less congestion in other areas of York as a result. […]