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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

  • November 7, 2013

    Julian Raises Concerns over the Future of DEFRA Offices in York

    Julian has today called for a debate in the House of Commons on the outsourcing of jobs abroad. This follows on from the recent announcement that the DEFRA offices in York will be part privatised as part of the Governments shared services initiative. This initiative forms an integral part of the Government’s Civil Service Reform […]
  • October 31, 2013

    Julian Calls for Further Rural Broadband Funding

    Julian has today urged the government to allow a second tranche of funding for the roll out of superfast broadband to be released earlier than previously scheduled. Phase 1 of the roll out of superfast broadband is expected to be completed in North Yorkshire by the end of 2014 and will provide 90% of households […]
  • October 27, 2013

    Julian Raises Plight of Abandoned Horses

    On Thursday, Julian raised his concerns about the welfare of illegally tethered horses being fly-grazed on both the roadside and on privately-owned land in York. In Business Questions, Julian asked the Leader of the House: “In light of a recent conviction in my constituency for the mistreatment of horses, and alongside the Welsh Assembly’s recent […]
  • October 25, 2013

    Planning Minister poses problems for Council’s Development Plan

    Speaking yesterday in a Parliamentary debate entitled ‘Planning, Housing Supply and the Countryside’, Nick Boles MP, the Planning Minister, highlighted a number of potential problems with the City of York Council’s draft Local Plan. Julian  also spoke in the debate and raised his constituents’ concerns and fears over the Council’s Plan, which could see 16,000 […]
  • October 23, 2013

    Julian joins the fight against breast cancer

    Julian has recently joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in the Breast Cancer Campaign’s ‘Wear it Pink’ day, the biggest (and pinkest) fundraiser yet. Over the last 10 years ‘Wear it Pink’ has raised a staggering £23 million and on Friday 25 October 2013 people will come together in schools, colleges and businesses […]
  • October 18, 2013

    Julian raises spectre of Solar Farms on York’s Greenbelt with Minister

    On Thursday, Julian voiced his concerns in Parliament over large scale solar farms in the rural, open countryside. He has previously raised concerns over the Council’s proposed 40 ‘areas of search’ for wind farms in the draft Local Plan. However, due to the lack of sufficient wind speeds and scale of public objections, there is apprehension […]
  • October 17, 2013

    Julian calls for Badger Oral Vaccine to be Prioritised

    The pilot badger culls have now been carried out in the two designated areas, and many concerns have been raised over whether the cull should be extended. Julian has received a large volume of correspondence from constituents who are very concerned over the culls, and has explained that he sees the cull as an interim […]
  • October 17, 2013

    Julian’s October Column

    With conference season now behind us and Parliament back in session this week, I’m really glad that politicians from all parties are back into full swing with the more serious and important work of governance. As a keen observer of this three-week political ego contest, it is easy to forget that party conferences barely even […]
  • October 11, 2013

    Julian presents greenbelt petition to York Council

    Last night, Julian attended a Council meeting at York’s Guildhall in St Helen’s Square, where he formally presented his petition to ‘Protect York’s Greenbelt’. The petition, which calls on the Council to rethink its draft Local Plan proposals to take 2400 acres out of the greenbelt for development, has achieved 1200 signatures – 200 more […]
  • October 10, 2013

    Julian raises case for ring road expansion with Prime Minister

    Julian has appealed to the Prime Minister for assistance in securing the necessary investment for dualling York’s northern outer ring road. Julian welcomed the Prime Minister to the constituency earlier today, before he hosted a ‘PM Direct’ Q&A session with employees at the Portakabin site, near Monks Cross. In a private conversation with Mr Cameron, […]