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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

  • March 12, 2014

    Julian Challenges Council on Environmental Impact Assessments for Wind Turbine Applications

    The City of York Council has been accused of failing to follow planning guidance correctly when deciding on screening opinions for wind turbines by the York Outer MP, Julian Sturdy. Two screening opinions for proposed turbines at Murton Moor and Kexby have recently been submitted to the Council to determine whether or not Environmental Impact […]
  • March 11, 2014

    Minister Praises York University Street Angels Plans

    In the House of Commons yesterday, local MP Julian Sturdy raised possible new plans York University are considering as part of their strategy for tackling anti-social behaviour. As part of the exchange, the York MP raised the student led initiative to the Minister’s attention as an example of local groups leading the way to clamp […]
  • March 10, 2014

    International Women’s Day 2014

    Julian was delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day this week with Strensall resident and St Peters sixth form student, Beatrice Rhodes. As part of this year’s ‘Inspiring Change’ theme Beatrice travelled to London to spend a day in Julian’s Westminster office. Following a team meeting, Beatrice joined other students on a […]
  • March 7, 2014

    Julian celebrates the work of the York Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit

    Last week Julian was delighted to meet with Dr Rebecca Thomas and her colleagues at the York Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit in York Hospital to celebrate their work with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. During his time at the Unit Julian heard about major developments in the last few years which have had a positive impact on […]
  • March 6, 2014

    Lobbying for Greater Clarity on Health Funding Requests

    Julian has recently been assisting an 8 year old constituent whose family have been fighting for the funding of a specific drug for more than two years. The problem has been exacerbated by a certain degree of confusion over who has responsibility for the constituent’s commissioning requests and NHS England and the Vale of York […]
  • 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 […]