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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Unity and self-discipline will get us through Coronavirus

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 and country now faces an even sterner test. The necessary restrictions on movement, and closure of public spaces make this in some ways the most serious emergency our nation has ever faced. Even on the brink of invasion in 1940, schools,

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...

Cross-party group of 12 Yorkshire MPs write to Housing Minister to oppose Askham Bog development appeal

Julian, together with 11 other MPs from across Yorkshire, has today written to the...

Julian writes to the Chancellor to urge him to provide more support to the self-employed

Julian has today written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak to ask...

Category: News & Articles

  • November 19, 2013

    Julian Updates Councillors on Ring Road Upgrade Funding Situation

    Last week, Julian attended a special meeting of the City of York Council’s Corporate and Scrutiny Management Committee, in which he answered questions from Councillors on his efforts to secure funding for improvements to the northern outer ring road. Julian explained to Councillors that under the current Government, transport infrastructure funding streams have been simplified […]
  • November 15, 2013

    Julian welcomes Nestle announcements on new jobs for young people

    Julian has expressed his delight at the news that Nestle will be creating nearly 2000 new jobs over the next three years specifically for young people, with the company’s site in York set to benefit. The announcements are part of Nestlé’s impressive European Youth Employment Initiative, in which the firm are trying to help 20,000 […]
  • November 12, 2013

    Julian’s November Column

    Earlier this week, Councillors and Officers sat down to discuss the 16,000 submissions the City of York Council received during their eight week consultation on the draft Local Plan. This incredible figure includes written comments from around 5,000 respondents. The dominant themes emerging from the consultation were the concerns at the overall level of development, […]
  • November 9, 2013

    Julian remembers the Fallen on Rememberance Sunday

    This Sunday Julian will join the Civic Party of York to remember the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women over the years. Commenting, Julian said: “Every November I am proud to wear a poppy as a sign of my support and respect for our troops, past and present, and for the sacrifices […]
  • November 8, 2013

    Julian Supports EU Referendum Bill

    Julian Sturdy announced on a local radio station, Minster FM, that he will be supporting the EU Referendum Bill. Julian said “Back in 1975, when I was four years old, we voted to be part of a Common Market. The European Union today has morphed out of all recognition. I believe the British people must […]
  • November 7, 2013

    Julian Raises Concerns over the Future of DEFRA Offices in York

    Julian has today called for a debate in the House of Commons on the outsourcing of jobs abroad. This follows on from the recent announcement that the DEFRA offices in York will be part privatised as part of the Governments shared services initiative. This initiative forms an integral part of the Government’s Civil Service Reform […]
  • October 31, 2013

    Julian Calls for Further Rural Broadband Funding

    Julian has today urged the government to allow a second tranche of funding for the roll out of superfast broadband to be released earlier than previously scheduled. Phase 1 of the roll out of superfast broadband is expected to be completed in North Yorkshire by the end of 2014 and will provide 90% of households […]
  • October 27, 2013

    Julian Raises Plight of Abandoned Horses

    On Thursday, Julian raised his concerns about the welfare of illegally tethered horses being fly-grazed on both the roadside and on privately-owned land in York. In Business Questions, Julian asked the Leader of the House: “In light of a recent conviction in my constituency for the mistreatment of horses, and alongside the Welsh Assembly’s recent […]
  • October 25, 2013

    Planning Minister poses problems for Council’s Development Plan

    Speaking yesterday in a Parliamentary debate entitled ‘Planning, Housing Supply and the Countryside’, Nick Boles MP, the Planning Minister, highlighted a number of potential problems with the City of York Council’s draft Local Plan. Julian  also spoke in the debate and raised his constituents’ concerns and fears over the Council’s Plan, which could see 16,000 […]
  • October 23, 2013

    Julian joins the fight against breast cancer

    Julian has recently joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in the Breast Cancer Campaign’s ‘Wear it Pink’ day, the biggest (and pinkest) fundraiser yet. Over the last 10 years ‘Wear it Pink’ has raised a staggering £23 million and on Friday 25 October 2013 people will come together in schools, colleges and businesses […]