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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian welcomes Government decision to allow York Central application to progress

Julian welcomes Government decision to allow York Central application to progress

Julian has today received confirmation from Kit Malthouse MP, the Housing Minister, that the Government will not call in the planning application for the redevelopment of the York Central site. It follows a meeting last week between Julian and Jake Berry MP, the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse in which he urged the Government to

Julian to meet with new Roads Minister to press need for clarity on ring-road dualling bid

Julian is set to meet with Michael Ellis, the new Minister of State at...

Julian asks Transport Secretary to commit to new Azuma trains coming to York by August

Yesterday, Julian questioned the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling about the delays...

York Press column – The Conservative leadership contest

The Conservative Party faces a challenge of epic proportions. Our task is to safely...

Category: News & Articles

  • April 12, 2013

    Julian vows to protect Greenbelt following Council Local Plan announcement

    Julian has today vowed to fight to protect the Greenbelt surrounding York from unnecessary development, following the City of York Council’s announcement that they intend to build over 1000 houses a year. The Council’s draft Local Plan has been met with mixed views since it was announced earlier today. However, Julian has outlined his strong opposition […]
  • April 10, 2013

    Julian to host Public Bus Meeting in Haxby & Wigginton

    Julian is to host a public meeting to discuss with residents their concerns about bus services in Haxby & Wigginton and particularly the No.13 service, which has been through some controversial changes in recent months. Also present at the meeting will be a group of senior representatives from First, who operate the buses in the […]
  • April 8, 2013

    Julian Reacts to Sad Death of Baroness Thatcher

    Julian has today expressed his sadness and deep regret upon hearing the news of Baroness Thatcher’s death this morning. In a statement, Julian said: “I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Baroness Thatcher. While I understand she polarised opinion, for me, and I expect for many others, she was one of the […]
  • April 2, 2013

    Julian vows to continue campaigning for Haxby & Wigginton Station

    Julian has welcomed the announcement that Haxby & Wigginton Station could still be in line for government funding but expressed his disappointment that the City of York Council’s bid has not been successful in the first round. However, he has pledged to continue fighting for a Haxby & Wigginton station, which he believes could benefit residents […]
  • March 27, 2013

    Julian Raises Flood Insurance Fears in Parliament

    Yesterday, Julian raised his concerns about the future of flooding insurance in a passionate speech in the Commons. The Statement of Principles – the agreement between the government and the insurance industry, which safeguards flooding cover – is due to expire in June this year. While negotiations for what will replace it have gone on […]
  • March 21, 2013

    Julian steps in to protect Yorkshire’s Tour de France funding

    Julian is in high spirits after a meeting yesterday with Maria Miller MP, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Support, and a group of Conservative Yorkshire MPs, where it was announced that the government will be making £10million available to Yorkshire for underwriting the cost of hosting the Tour de France. The meeting […]
  • March 21, 2013

    Julian reacts to the Chancellor’s Budget

    Following the Chancellor’s budget yesterday, Julian has commented on what he thinks it will mean for his constituents and the nation as a whole. Julian has particularly praised the Chancellor’s decisions to freeze fuel duty, cut beer duty, raise the personal allowance threshold and help those with aspirations of owning their own homes, with the […]
  • March 20, 2013

    Julian urges the government to bridge the ‘digital divide’

    Julian is urging the government to do more to bridge the digital divide and improve broadband signal for the most rural and isolated communities in the York area. Having worked with a number of other North Yorkshire MPs to secure government funding for improving broadband speeds across the county, Julian has been meeting regularly with BT […]
  • March 18, 2013

    Julian invites Planning Minister to speak with local developers

    Last week, Julian met with Planning Minister, Nick Boles MP and a number of small developers from York to discuss the Council’s affordable housing targets. Also in attendance at the meeting were Conservative Councillors Ian Gillies, Chris Steward and George Barton. Working with Julian and Conservative Councillors, the group of smaller developers have been campaigning tirelessly […]
  • March 12, 2013

    Julian speaks in Parliamentary Debate on Richard III Reburial

    Julian has today spoken passionately in support of returning the remains of Richard III to Yorkshire for reburial during a Parliamentary debate. A number of MPs from both Yorkshire and Leicestershire were in attendance at the Westminster Hall debate on the licensing of the reburial King Richard III. During the debate, Julian argued that the […]