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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

  • September 6, 2013

    Julian’s September Column

      Back pain is a common medical condition, which affects most people at some point during their lifetime. I myself suffer from back pain, a common complaint amongst farmers (some might say one of many complaints from farmers) and receive treatment from a chiropractor to manage the condition. The Prime Minister has also been suffering […]
  • August 30, 2013

    Julian’s Comments on the Recent Syrian Developments

    Following the vote last night Julian wanted to explain to constituents the reasons why he voted the way that he did, he stated that: “I believe that the recent events which have occurred in Syria demonstrate a humanitarian catastrophe, the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime is clearly an atrocious act of violence […]
  • August 22, 2013

    Julian Welcomes First’s Bus Network Changes

    After a long campaign to improve bus services in York Outer, Julian is delighted to hear that First will be introducing a series of changes to their network on 29th September. The announcement from First follows a public consultation process they hosted earlier this summer, which was in response to a number of meetings Julian […]
  • August 16, 2013

    Julian’s August Column

    August is always an unusual month in life of an MP. With Parliament in recess, the summer period is widely regarded as a quieter time for politicians. This contrasts sharply with my experience as a farmer, when the busy harvest and cultivation seasons dominated much of my time in previous August and September periods. In […]
  • August 13, 2013

    Julian calls for rural beauty of villages to be recognised

    Julian has come out in praise of the village of Strensall, its strong sense of community and its beautiful open rural setting when taking part in a consultation on a new Village Design Statement. The Design Statement is being written by a group of Strensall residents who are seeking to establish and protect the village’s […]
  • August 1, 2013

    Julian makes robust defence of York’s greenbelt in Local Plan consultation

    Julian has made a robust defence of York’s established greenbelt in his submission to the consultation on the Council’s controversial draft Local Plan. In his submission, Julian has attacked the Council for seeking to redefine the boundaries of the established greenbelt and developing 16,000 new homes, 80 Traveller and Showpeople pitches and 40 wind farms […]
  • July 16, 2013

    Julian Gets Local Plan Exhibition for Huntington

    After urging the Council not to forget the residents of Huntington in the Local Plan consultation, Julian has welcomed the Council’s decision to host a 6 day Local Plan exhibition at Huntington Library. In a recent letter to Martin Grainger, the architect of the Local Plan, Julian expressed his concerns over the absence of Huntington […]
  • July 3, 2013

    Julian Hosts Parliamentary Debate on York’s Greenbelt

    Julian has this morning hosted a parliamentary debate on the future of York’s Greenbelt. Julian’s debate, which took place in Westminster Hall at 11am this morning, centred on the importance of Greenbelts in protecting historic cities and their rural settings from urban and suburban sprawl. Julian also spoke at length about the City of York […]
  • July 2, 2013

    Julian and Constituents Meet with Minister to Discuss Concerns over Nursery Funding in York

    On Monday 17th June, Julian took a delegation of Nursery owners from the constituency down to Westminster, to discuss the problems of Nursery Funding with the Minister for Education and Childcare, Elizabeth Truss MP. This meeting followed the Nursery Funding Debate that Julian hosted in Westminster Hall on Tuesday the 16th of April. The debate […]
  • June 25, 2013

    Julian Welcomes First Bus Network Review

    After a long campaign to improve bus services in the constituency and across the City of York, Julian Sturdy welcomed First’s announcement that they will be reviewing their full York Bus network and consulting widely with local residents. Julian stated: “In October last year First made a number of changes to their bus network, which saw some […]