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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian seeks meeting with Shepherd Group after closure announcement for Portastor of Huntington

Julian seeks meeting with Shepherd Group after closure announcement for Portastor of Huntington

I have today contacted local business the Shepherd Group, Portastor’s parent company, to request a meeting on the planned closure of this firm, so I can receive a detailed update on what this means for Portastor employees, and see if there is anything I can do to assist them at this difficult time. Portastor currently

Julian raises York youth mental health services in Parliament

Yesterday, Julian spoke about the importance of keeping waiting times for York’s youth mental...

York Press column – Action on climate change

No one following the news recently can have missed the growing prominence of climate...

Julian meets Minister for Children and Families to highlight Special Educational Needs pressures in York

Last week, Julian met with the Minister for Children and Families, Nadhim Zahawi MP,...

Category: News & Articles

  • April 25, 2013

    Julian Launches Council E-Petition to Protect York’s Greenbelt

    Julian has recently launched an online petition on the City of York Council website, as part of his campaign to protect York’s greenbelt. The move follows the announcement that the Council plan to build large scale housing developments on over 1000 acres of traditionally greenbelt-protected land. The comprehensive and resolute petition reads: “We the undersigned petition […]
  • April 17, 2013

    Julian Raises Concerns over Nursery Funding in York

    Julian Sturdy, Member of Parliament for York Outer, yesterday hosted a Westminster Hall debate on the subject of nursery funding, specifically concerning the problems surrounding the Free Entitlement scheme the Government provides for 3 to 4 year olds and the impact on local nurseries. Nursery funding has been a contentious issue for some time with […]
  • 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 […]