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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

  • 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 […]
  • October 18, 2013

    Julian raises spectre of Solar Farms on York’s Greenbelt with Minister

    On Thursday, Julian voiced his concerns in Parliament over large scale solar farms in the rural, open countryside. He has previously raised concerns over the Council’s proposed 40 ‘areas of search’ for wind farms in the draft Local Plan. However, due to the lack of sufficient wind speeds and scale of public objections, there is apprehension […]
  • October 17, 2013

    Julian calls for Badger Oral Vaccine to be Prioritised

    The pilot badger culls have now been carried out in the two designated areas, and many concerns have been raised over whether the cull should be extended. Julian has received a large volume of correspondence from constituents who are very concerned over the culls, and has explained that he sees the cull as an interim […]
  • October 17, 2013

    Julian’s October Column

    With conference season now behind us and Parliament back in session this week, I’m really glad that politicians from all parties are back into full swing with the more serious and important work of governance. As a keen observer of this three-week political ego contest, it is easy to forget that party conferences barely even […]
  • October 11, 2013

    Julian presents greenbelt petition to York Council

    Last night, Julian attended a Council meeting at York’s Guildhall in St Helen’s Square, where he formally presented his petition to ‘Protect York’s Greenbelt’. The petition, which calls on the Council to rethink its draft Local Plan proposals to take 2400 acres out of the greenbelt for development, has achieved 1200 signatures – 200 more […]
  • October 10, 2013

    Julian raises case for ring road expansion with Prime Minister

    Julian has appealed to the Prime Minister for assistance in securing the necessary investment for dualling York’s northern outer ring road. Julian welcomed the Prime Minister to the constituency earlier today, before he hosted a ‘PM Direct’ Q&A session with employees at the Portakabin site, near Monks Cross. In a private conversation with Mr Cameron, […]
  • September 16, 2013

    Julian hits out at Council’s plans to cut gritting budget

    The City of York Council is planning to reduce the Winter Maintenance budget by £60,000, leading to many roads being downgraded on the gritting routes. Conservative Councillor George Barton has already criticised the policy, but now Julian has also waded into the debate. In a letter to Roger Ransom, the Council’s Assistant Director for Highways, […]
  • September 12, 2013

    Further Developments over the Health Funding Formula

    Julian recently met with Health Minister Dan Poulter to press for better health funding for his constituents. Julian was joined by fellow York and North Yorkshire MPs, to discuss the comparatively poor level of health funding our area receives as a result of a specific disparities in the formula. Julian said: “I am pleased that […]
  • September 11, 2013

    £2 million Cash Boost for York Hospital to Improve A&E Services in Winter

      Julian Sturdy has welcomed the Health Secretary’s announcement that York Hospital will receive an additional £2 million in funding. Jeremy Hunt recently announcement that £500 million will be made available over the next two years as part of the Government’s priority to provide a higher standard of care for the elderly. Julian commented “I […]