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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

  • July 17, 2019

    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 […]
  • July 17, 2019

    Julian raises York youth mental health services in Parliament

    Yesterday, Julian spoke about the importance of keeping waiting times for York’s youth mental health services under control in a parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall in the House of Commons. Julian noted that there have been peaks and troughs in waiting times for routine autism assessments in York, varying between 6 and 12 months in […]
  • July 12, 2019

    York Press column – Action on climate change

    No one following the news recently can have missed the growing prominence of climate change, with this spring’s controversial Extinction Rebellion protest and the youth climate strike movement the most eye-catching examples of rising public interest. Last month, the government made the historic announcement that the UK would commit to reach ‘net zero’ carbon emissions […]
  • July 9, 2019

    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, to press him on the need for changes to the way that support for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) is funded in schools. It follows on from a debate in Parliament that Julian organised in March in which he highlighted […]
  • July 5, 2019

    Julian welcomes news that Moor Lane application at Askham Bog is recommended for refusal

    Julian has welcomed the news that City of York Council have recommended refusal for the proposed development site on the land south of Moor Lane which included up to 516 properties, a sports pavilion, a local centre and associated landscaping. Writing to all residents on Moor Lane last December, Julian made clear his strong objections […]
  • July 5, 2019

    Julian campaigns to raise awareness of Shared Appreciation Mortgage scandal

    This week Julian has questioned Treasury Ministers in the House of Commons in a bid to raise awareness of an unjust equity release scheme that has impacted on thousands of families across the country, including a constituent in York. Shared Appreciation Mortgages (SAMs) were marketed primarily to pensioners in the 1980s and 90s, with the […]
  • July 3, 2019

    Julian visits Hull Road neurological care centre

    Last Friday, Julian was invited to visit the Woodlands Neurological Rehabilitation Centre, based just off Hull Road in the east of the city. This is a specialist care and rehabilitation facility for people who have had a stroke, as well as spinal cord disorders and acquired brain injury, taking patients on referral from York NHS. It […]
  • July 1, 2019

    Julian meets York Outer residents at climate change lobby of Parliament

    Last Wednesday, Julian met with a large group of local residents who travelled up to London as part of the ‘Time is Now’ mass lobby of Parliament, calling for further action on climate change. This lobby came after the Prime Minister’s announcement earlier this month that the UK will now seek to deliver ‘net zero’ […]
  • June 27, 2019

    Julian shows his support for Guide Dogs campaign in Parliament

    Last week, Julian attended an event in Parliament in support of a campaign to tackle discrimination against guide dog owners, organised by the charity Guide Dogs. More than a hundred guide dog owners from across the UK came together in Westminster Hall in Parliament to share their experiences of being turned away by businesses because […]
  • June 26, 2019

    Julian urges Prime Minister to support making progress on Yorkshire devolution

    Julian has today pressed Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Questions on the progress of devolution for Yorkshire following the government’s rejection of a One Yorkshire proposal earlier this year. It follows on from a meeting that Julian held with Jake Berry, the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, in which he discussed ways in which devolution […]