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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

  • January 3, 2014

    Julian Secures Meeting Over Future of Bishopthorpe Post Office

    Later this month, Julian will be meeting with officials from the Post Office Ltd to discuss the future of their services in the village of Bishopthorpe. He will be meeting with the Post Office Ltd’s Senior Stakeholder Manager for the North East to discuss the long term future of the wide ranging products and services they […]
  • December 27, 2013

    Julian Launches Petition Against Proposed Rural Bus Cuts

    Julian has launched a petition in the village of Rufforth against North Yorkshire County Council’s proposals to withdraw some of the 412 and 413 buses which serve the community. Under the County Council’s plans, three buses each way are set to be withdrawn from the 412/413 service. The proposed reductions will see buses in the […]
  • December 20, 2013

    Julian’s Christmas Message

    As another year draws to a close and with Christmas upon us, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on what has been a busy year, both locally and in Westminster. Over the past nine months, many of you have been in touch regarding your concerns over the Council’s draft Local Plan.  The […]
  • December 12, 2013

    Planning Minister Confirms No Need for Safeguarded Land in Council’s Development Plan

    The Planning Minister, Nick Boles MP, has reiterated the comments he made in Parliament in October, that there is nothing in any piece of government planning guidance which requires local authorities to plan beyond the 15 year period. For York, this could mean over 1000 acres of land is set to be unnecessarily taken out […]
  • December 6, 2013

    Julian Calls For A Debate On The Future of Independent Petrol Retailers

    Julian has called for a debate on the future of small, family run petrol stations as is has emerged that for every one supermarket station that opens, five independent retailers close as a result. Speaking in the Chamber, Julian asked: “May we have a debate on the future of independent petrol retailers and the important […]
  • December 6, 2013

    Julian Responds to Sad Death of Nelson Mandela

    Julian’s reaction to the sad death of the former South African President Nelson Mandela last night: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa who was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his successful struggle against apartheid. Mr Mandela, the first black president to be […]
  • December 5, 2013

    Julian Welcomes Autumn Statement and Job Growth across York

    Julian Sturdy has welcomed the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement today, with the British economy set to grow faster than any other major advanced economy. Economic growth this year is double the economic forecasts, with 2.4 per cent growth predicted for next year. This good news follows the revelation that under the previous government, the British economy […]
  • November 29, 2013

    Julian’s Call for Evidence for Parliamentary Greenbelt Report

    Julian has called on residents from across the region to submit their views on how Greenbelt land is protected and preserved for the future to a Parliamentary Group who are producing a report for Government. The York Outer MP is himself a Vice Chair of the ‘All Party Parliamentary Group on the Greenbelt’, which is writing […]
  • November 28, 2013

    Julian Calls for Fly Grazing To Become A Criminal Offence

    Julian has called on the Government to take tougher action in order to tackle the problem of fly grazing, which is becoming increasingly common around the outskirts of York. Discussing the issue in Parliament, the York Outer MP urged the Minister to legislate for tougher sanctions on those who break the law, arguing that “fly-grazing should […]
  • November 22, 2013

    Julian Calls for a Debate on the DAB Switchover

    Yesterday Julian questioned the Leader of the House, Andrew Lansley, on whether MPs could debate the switching off of FM and AM frequencies in favour of the new digital radio platform. Speaking in the Chamber, Julian asked: “I am sure that the whole House shares my affection for our local independent radio stations that provide […]