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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

Julian has joined members of Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee in writing to the Secretary of State for Business, Alok Sharma MP, to call for the suspension of Sunday Trading Laws for as long as emergency powers are in effect. Julian believes that the current restrictions imposed on shops make it much

Julian welcomes new ‘Nightingale’ hospital to fight coronavirus in Yorkshire

I am reassured by the official confirmation that a new ‘Nightingale’ emergency coronavirus hospital...

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...

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...

Category: News & Articles

  • 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 […]
  • January 9, 2014

    Julian Calls for Early Release of Next Phase of Broadband Funding for North Yorkshire

    Julian has called on the government to release further funding for the superfast broadband roll out in North Yorkshire. After securing a parliamentary debate on Rural Broadband in North Yorkshire on Wednesday, Julian used the discussion to praise the government’s recognition of the opportunities for growth that superfast broadband presents. He also celebrated the success of […]