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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

  • 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 […]
  • January 14, 2014

    Julian Fights for Reintroduction of Rural Bus Services

    Julian has joined forces with local councillor Paul Doughty, by launching a campaign for the reintroduction of the only evening buses serving Hopgrove and the village of Stockton-on-the-Forest. The last two evening Yorkshire Coastliner services were withdrawn from the village following the introduction of the winter timetable late last year. These services now terminate at Ashley […]
  • January 13, 2014

    Julian Calls for Ban on Chinese Lanterns

    Local MP Julian Sturdy has called on the Government to consider banning Chinese Lanterns, which he branded “Flying Death Traps” in light of the destructive consequences that can result from stray lanterns. In DEFRA Questions yesterday in the House of Commons, Julian raised the concerns of farmers around York. He said: “Following the new year […]