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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Statement on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

Statement on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

A moment of sorrow for the entire nation, as we mourn the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh. My thoughts are with the entire Royal Family today, but especially the Queen who was married to Prince Philip for over seven decades. It is always a tragedy to lose your partner and I offer my utmost

Julian’s parliamentary committee presses government to aid covid-hit wholesale and suppliers sector

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee on which Julian...

£2.9million funding boost for York’s cultural and heritage sites

Julian has welcomed the announcement that York will receive £2,965,522 to support iconic cultural...

Local Coronavirus Update

Since my last weekly vaccine update, family and friends have been able to enjoy...

Category: News & Articles

  • July 7, 2015

    Julian calls for action on fairer funding for York

    Today in Parliament, Julian held the Government to account over what progress has been made on securing fairer funding for health services across York. Speaking in the House of Commons during Health Questions, Julian asked “The disparity in health funding allocations due to the imbalance in the system which favours deprivation over age, has yet […]
  • July 6, 2015

    Dringhouses Primary School grow their own potatoes

    On Friday, Julian spent the morning sizing up potatoes grown by pupils at Dringhouses Primary School as part of the Grow Your Own Potatoes Scheme. The programme, supported by McCains Foods, teaches primary school children how crops are grown grow and how they fit into a healthy, balanced diet. It also includes a range of […]
  • July 2, 2015

    Heathrow Announcement is Good News for York

    Yesterday’s recommendation that Heathrow is the ‘clear and unanimous choice’ for airport expansion should be welcomed says Julian. York residents are currently only able to fly intermittently to Heathrow via Leeds-Bradford. However, as the number of people expected to fly from Yorkshire to London is set to double over the next five years, Leeds Bradford […]
  • July 1, 2015

    Julian attends the reopening of the Grey Horse Pub in Elvington

    Julian recently visited the newly refurbished Grey Horse Pub in Elvington, where he met licensees Andy and Amanda Booth and Punch Taverns Manager Jim Owthwaite. The pub has now reopened after closing for renovations since the beginning of June. Andy and Amanda launched the Grey Horse by hosted preview dinners, inviting guests to sample the pub’s […]
  • June 30, 2015

    Julian meets the York Rescue Boat team and pledges his support to help prevent future accidents in York’s rivers

    As part of Drowning Prevention Week, Julian met with the crew of the York Rescue Boat on Saturday to support their crucial work of saving lives across the city. Meeting Dave Benson and the York Rescue Boat crew, Julian said, “I cannot praise the work of the volunteers enough for helping to keep people safe […]
  • June 30, 2015

    Cancer Drugs Fund Petition at Number 10

    Last week Julian met with a group of constituents and several other MPs to deliver a petition to Downing Street demanding that English patients have access to the same key drug as allowed for patients in Scotland. The petition had been arranged by GIST Support UK, a charity specifically focused on combating GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal […]
  • June 25, 2015

    Julian argues that York’s nurseries must not lose out in the Government’s free childcare plans

    Yesterday, Julian held a parliamentary debate on the Government’s proposals to double the amount of free child care, and the impact it could have on York’s nurseries. The Government will be doubling the free provision of childcare for three and four-year-olds in England. The current allowance of 15 hours a week will be doubled to […]
  • June 19, 2015

    Julian calls for more funding into research and development for British food production

    Julian raised the increasingly important issue of food security with the Farming Minister, George Eustice in the House of Commons. During the Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs debate, Julian asked “Population growth predictions estimate that we will need to produce 60% more food by 2050, but British crop yields have plateaued over recent years and […]
  • June 18, 2015

    Julian supports the early scrapping of wind farm subsidies and major changes to planning laws

    Julian has today welcomed two key policy announcements that will radically reduce the chances of wind turbines being constructed around York. The Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, today announced that taxpayer funded subsidies for new onshore wind farms will be scrapped from April 2016, a year earlier than planned. Furthermore, Greg Clarke, the Communities Secretary, also […]
  • June 17, 2015

    Unemployment continues to fall across York

    Julian has today welcomed the news that unemployment has once again fallen across York. The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the number of people claiming out of work benefits in York has fallen from over 3,700 in May 2010, to just over 1,000 people today. Real wage growth is at […]