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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian backs Macmillan’s cancer nurse campaign at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament

Julian backs Macmillan’s cancer nurse campaign at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament

This week, Julian was one of over 200 Members of Parliament who came together to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s latest campaign. The charity used its well loved World’s Biggest Coffee Morning reception in Parliament to launch a new report “Cancer Nursing on the line”. The report calls for a Cancer Nurse Fund to invest in

Statement on government social care and health proposal

I support the broad principles and intentions behind the government’s plan for a reformed...

Back to school and supply chain issues

On Monday York’s children returned to school, beginning what will hopefully be a much...

York Press column – Afghanistan retreat and investment in York

Last week, I travelled to London for the emergency recall of Parliament to discuss...

Category: News & Articles

  • September 1, 2015

    Julian Celebrates Transformation of Yorkshire Power Station

    Julian has recently toured Drax Power Station near Selby to find out more about the company’s movement away from coal and towards biomass as a reliable form of renewable energy. Drax Group plc, which directly employs 1400 people, has been steadily increasing its use of wood pellets in place of coal for several years. It is now the […]
  • August 27, 2015

    Julian Meets Huntington Residents Concerned about Greenbelt Development

    Julian has met with a group of local residents from the Avon Drive area of Huntington, to discuss their concerns over plans for 109 homes on the greenbelt immediately north of the community. He has already joined over 50 residents in formally objecting to the proposal, highlighting the land’s status as greenbelt, as well as several other […]
  • August 18, 2015

    Julian Visits Rural Businesses at CLA Game Fair

    Julian attended the Countryside Land Association’s Game Fair at Harewood House late last month, taking part in a panel debate on rural housing. As the elected Chair of a new All Party Parliamentary Group for Rural Business, Julian also took the opportunity to visit several of the stands where local countryside organisations and companies were […]
  • August 12, 2015

    Julian welcomes transport investment for York and the Northern Powerhouse

    A blueprint for how £13 billion of government investment in road and rail improvements will help create the Northern Powerhouse has been unveiled by ministers this week. The plans demonstrate how transport links across the North are being transformed by Government investment. By strengthening road and rail connections between York, Leeds, Manchester, and Liverpool, businesses […]
  • August 5, 2015

    MP Pulls the Plug on Excessive Water Bills

    Julian has secured a reduction in water bills for 72 properties in Wigginton after it was discovered that residents have been paying a standing charge to Yorkshire Water for drainage into public sewers where no connections existed. Julian wrote to Yorkshire Water after being contacted by a constituent who discovered that his property dispersed surface […]
  • August 3, 2015

    Julian Meets with Councillors and Yorkshire Water to Discuss Proposed Solar Farm at Naburn

    Julian has met with Naburn Parish Councillor John Jefferson, local ward Councillor Suzie Mercer and representatives from Yorkshire Water to discuss a solar farm mooted by the company on land immediately south of the Naburn Waste Water Treatment Works. When the solar farm proposal was first announced earlier this year, Julian wrote to all residents […]
  • July 30, 2015

    Julian Joins Archaeologists at Battle of Fulford Dig

    As archaeologists continue their project on the 950-year-old battlefield of Fulford, Julian went along on Sunday to find out more. During Julian’s tour of the site Chas Jones, the leader of the project, explained that they have uncovered what was “clearly the main road heading south of York” as the A19 is now, running through […]
  • July 24, 2015

    Julian elected as a member of the Energy and Climate Change Committee

    Julian has joined the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee in Parliament, after being elected to the position by other Conservative MPs. The influential cross-party committee is appointed by the House of Commons and meets regularly to examine the policies and question the inner workings of the Department of Energy and Climate Change. One of […]
  • July 24, 2015

    Working with Local Residents to Tackle Pockets of Anti-Social Behaviour

    Julian has joined forces with Copmanthorpe Councillor David Carr in an effort to crack down on incidences of anti-social behaviour in the village. The pair have been working closely together since a group of residents contacted them with serious concerns over boy-racing and loitering in the Low Green/Merchant’s Way area of Copmanthorpe. A snicket which […]
  • July 16, 2015

    Julian champions TransPennine electrification and continued investment in York’s railways

    Following last month’s announcement that the TransPennine electrification project has been temporarily paused, Julian questioned what impact this could have on York’s future rail infrastructure. Speaking in the Chamber, Julian asked the Transport Secretary, Patrick Mcloughlin, “Whilst welcoming the huge investment in rail services by this Government over the last five years, can I ask […]