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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

There is no point pretending last week’s heavy by-election losses do not send a serious message to the government. Defeated in both a traditionally very ‘safe’ rural West Country seat and urban West Yorkshire, my party is clearly struggling to retain public confidence across a diverse swathe of communities. My thoughts on how our leadership

Haxby Railway Station one step closer with successful Restoring York Railways bid

Following months of intense lobbying in Westminster supporting City of York Council’s bid for...

Julian backs precision breeding law to ensure food security and protect the environment

This week, Julian used the first House of Commons stage of the government’s Genetic...

York Press column – Action on Education

Every child deserves a first-class education to equip them with the skills to pursue...

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  • September 14, 2017

    Julian wears it pink for breast cancer fundraiser

    Julian has dressed in pink to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, ‘wear it pink’, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20th October to help raise vital funds for breast cancer research. Julian encourages his constituents to join him […]
  • September 7, 2017

    Julian elected to Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

    On Tuesday, Julian was elected to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee of the House of Commons by his parliamentary colleagues. The Committee has an important role in scrutinising government activity on environmental, agricultural and rural matters, and in investigating important issues within its remit, and has powers to examine official papers and take […]
  • September 6, 2017

    Antibiotic Resistance: The Challenge We Face

    Next year will mark ninety years since Sir Alexander Fleming identified the antibacterial qualities of penicillin. The ground-breaking discovery was made upon return to his untidy laboratory following a family summer holiday. As I return to my parliamentary office this week following the summer recess I expect I shall be having a similar experience; my […]
  • August 24, 2017

    Julian’s York Press Column – Science, Technology, Farming, and Our Economic Future

    Over the last year in Parliament I have acted as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture. This might sound like a dry subject, but it in fact directly relates to huge national and international challenges of the global economy, world hunger and climate change. The use of science and […]
  • July 27, 2017

    Julian’s York Press Column: York’s Rail Opportunities

    When I think of the beginning of the Railway Age I wonder just what the residents of York made of such a futuristic venture being assembled right through the middle of our great city. At a time where modes of transport were restricted to boat and horse drawn carriage, I expect there was great excitement […]
  • July 13, 2017

    Referendum on Upper and Nether Poppleton Neighbourhood Plan

    Julian has welcomed the upcoming local referendum on the Upper and Nether Poppleton Neighbourhood Plan. Neighbourhood planning is a relatively new concept whereby local communities have their say on the future of development of housing and employment in their area. The residents of Upper and Nether Poppleton will now be asked to decide whether they […]
  • July 7, 2017

    Julian Calls For Hessay Asphalt Plant to be Blocked

    Julian has joined with local residents and ward councillors calling for a proposed asphalt plant in Hessay to be refused planning permission. He has been working alongside ward councillor Chris Steward for many weeks on exploring the concerns raised by application. It is estimated that the asphalt plant would generate an additional 176 daily vehicle […]
  • July 5, 2017

    Julian sees opportunities in Transport Investment Strategy

    Julian has welcomed the Department for Transport’s newly announced investment plan for Britain. The creation of a ‘Major Road Network’ with access to up to a £1 billion fund means that for the first time, main roads overseen by local authorities can have a slice of the annual £5.3bn National Road Fund. This fund is […]
  • June 21, 2017

    Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech

    Julian has welcomed today’s Queen’s Speech, which includes measures on fairer funding for schools, improvements to mental health services, and making a success of the UK’s exit from the European Union. Julian has campaigned for several years for changes to the national schools funding formula for England, in order to end the long-standing disadvantages faced […]
  • June 15, 2017

    Julian Welcomes New Mental Health Hospital Announcement

    Julian has welcomed the news that progress is being made to replace York’s mental health hospital. The Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust (TEWV) announced today that their Board of Directors have approved the Haxby Road site as the preferred location for York’s new mental health hospital. This follows a public consultation on three […]