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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...

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  • June 25, 2015

    Julian argues that York’s nurseries must not lose out in the Government’s free childcare plans

    Yesterday, Julian held a parliamentary debate on the Government’s proposals to double the amount of free child care, and the impact it could have on York’s nurseries. The Government will be doubling the free provision of childcare for three and four-year-olds in England. The current allowance of 15 hours a week will be doubled to […]
  • June 19, 2015

    Julian calls for more funding into research and development for British food production

    Julian raised the increasingly important issue of food security with the Farming Minister, George Eustice in the House of Commons. During the Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs debate, Julian asked “Population growth predictions estimate that we will need to produce 60% more food by 2050, but British crop yields have plateaued over recent years and […]
  • June 18, 2015

    Julian supports the early scrapping of wind farm subsidies and major changes to planning laws

    Julian has today welcomed two key policy announcements that will radically reduce the chances of wind turbines being constructed around York. The Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, today announced that taxpayer funded subsidies for new onshore wind farms will be scrapped from April 2016, a year earlier than planned. Furthermore, Greg Clarke, the Communities Secretary, also […]
  • June 17, 2015

    Unemployment continues to fall across York

    Julian has today welcomed the news that unemployment has once again fallen across York. The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the number of people claiming out of work benefits in York has fallen from over 3,700 in May 2010, to just over 1,000 people today. Real wage growth is at […]
  • June 15, 2015

    Julian Calls for Changes to Government’s Traveller Policy

    Julian has called on the Government to make significant changes to its policies on Gypsies and Travellers, particularly with regard to planning matters. On Wednesday, he took part in a Parliamentary debate hosted by his colleague Philip Hollobone, MP for Kettering, on these issues. Julian, who is known for his opposition to several Traveller sites proposed in the […]
  • June 11, 2015

    Julian Pushes the Government for Devolution in Yorkshire

    Julian recently raised the case for devolution in Yorkshire once again while taking part in a Parliamentary debate over City Regions and Metro Mayors. Speaking in the debate Julian made clear that he wanted to see a closer union with North Yorkshire and East Riding, stating: “The importance of York, North Yorkshire and the East […]
  • June 4, 2015

    Julian calls for new wind farm subsidies to be scrapped

    Julian has today pressed the Government on when it intends to ban lucrative taxpayer funded subsidies to onshore wind farms. The York Outer MP asked “In welcoming the Government’s commitment to end any new subsidy for onshore windfarms, which have marched across Yorkshire like a plague of locust in recent years with a number of […]
  • June 3, 2015

    Prime Minister pledges more powers for a future Yorkshire Powerhouse

    Today in Parliament, York Outer MP Julian Sturdy raised the issue of devolved powers for York, North Yorkshire, and the East Riding with the Prime Minister. Speaking in the House of Commons during the first Prime Minister’s Questions of the Parliament, Julian asked “Thanks to the Government’s careful financial stewardship York’s economy continues to grow […]
  • May 28, 2015

    Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech 2015

    Julian has welcomed yesterday’s Queen’s Speech, which included measures cut taxes for low-earners, increase health spending, and offer an in-out referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union. The Government’s legislative programme for the year ahead also set out measures that will boost employment, improve pensions, and rule out any rises in income tax, national […]
  • May 26, 2015

    Julian welcomes his horse welfare laws coming into force today

    Legislation introduced by Julian before the General Election to protect horses from neglect is due to come into force today. The Control of Horses Act 2015 will dramatically shorten the time it takes to rescue abandoned horses from over two weeks to just four days. The Act will also extend the protection of the law […]