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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

  • February 6, 2013

    Julian explains his stance on Same Sex Marriage

    Following the high profile of the recent same sex marriage debate in Parliament, Julian has written out to all constituents who have been in touch about the matter over the past few months. A copy of Julian’s letter can be viewed below:- Dear Resident, As you will know, the difficult and sensitive issue of same […]
  • February 5, 2013

    Julian backs HS2 news

    Earlier this week, the Secretary of State for Transport announced that York will be connected to HS2. Commenting on the announcement Julian said “I am delighted we finally have confirmation that York has been linked into the new HS2 line. This is something that politicians from all parties in York alongside local business leaders have […]
  • February 1, 2013

    York will be part of Tour de France

    Julian has welcomed news that York will be part of the Tour de France 2014 route. Julian has also urged communities and businesses in the York area to make the most of the world’s largest annual sporting event coming to our great city. Julian, who is a vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for […]
  • January 10, 2013

    Julian Speaks in Key Welfare Debate

     On Tuesday 8th January 2013, Julian spoke in a crucial welfare debate in the House of Commons. A full copy of Julian’s contribution can be found below:- “It is a great privilege to be called to speak in this sensitive and important debate. Any debate that focuses on our welfare system tends to provoke a […]
  • January 8, 2013

    Looking ahead

    The start of a new year always brings a mixture of excitement and apprehension. Like many readers, I try to conjure up a challenging (yet realistic!) list of resolutions in an attempt to build on the successes of the previous twelve months and ensure progress in the forthcoming year. On a personal level, some objectives […]
  • January 8, 2013

    Yorkshire to kick off Tour de France in 2014

    I was delighted to hear that Yorkshire has won “le bid” to host The Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2014. It is fantastic that the world’s largest annual sporting event will be coming to our region and the north of England for the first time. This has been an amazing achievement to […]
  • January 8, 2013

    Julian meets local post office staff

    This week, Julian delivered Christmas encouragement to Royal Mail posties at York Delivery Office On Monday 17th December, Julian visited Royal Mail’s York delivery office  on Leeman Road to pass on best Christmas wishes and encouragement to the postmen and women at their busiest time of year. Julian was shown round the office by local […]
  • January 8, 2013

    Julian reacts to Autumn Statement

    Last week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer gave his Autumn Statement outlining the Government’s economic plans for the months ahead. Julian was delighted that the Chancellor has announced that York will be one of twelve smaller cities that will benefit from £50 million funding for ultrafast broadband in addition to the funding already received for broadband expansion […]
  • January 8, 2013

    Julian hosts local flooding meeting

    Recently, Julian hosted two on site meetings for the victims of flooding in Fulford and Naburn. In attendance at both meetings were a number of residents, alongside representatives from the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water and the City of York Council’s flooding teams. The residents of cottages on the banks of the Ouse in Fulford met […]
  • January 7, 2013

    Julian joins with residents to lower speed limit in Deighton

    On Monday 19th November, Julian met with residents in the village of Deighton to discuss with them their bid to achieve a 40mph speed limit on the A19 as it passes the village. Julian and Cllr George Barton have pledged their support for the Deighton residents’ campaign to lower the speed limit, which is currently […]