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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Reopening our city

York Press column – Reopening our city

With the reopening of cafes, eateries, pubs, libraries, cultural venues, and tourist facilities this coming Saturday, following the opening of non-essential shops on 15th June, York will start returning to something like its normal bustle. I know many will have been relieved by being able to more effectively support loved ones in single households, including

Julian hails new Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

“I have represented a number of local residents over several years who are either...

Julian Welcomes Re-Opening of York’s Vital Tourism Sector

Julian Sturdy MP has welcomed the re-opening of the tourism sector on 4 July,...

Julian Backs Re-Opening of Gyms and Leisure Centres

Julian has recently been contacted by Duncan Bannatyne asking for assistance in reopening gyms...

Category: News & Articles

  • 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 […]
  • June 21, 2013

    Julian Speaks in Debate over Healthcare Funding for York and North Yorkshire

    This week in Parliament, Julian spoke in an adjournment debate on NHS Funding for York and North Yorkshire. The debate was secured after Julian Sturdy and Hugh Bayley, the member for York Central, met the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee of the City of York Council to discuss the perilous funding settlement received by the […]
  • June 21, 2013

    Julian raises uncertain future of York’s Greenbelt in Parliament

    Yesterday Julian raised his concerns over the future of York’s greenbelt and asked for a parliamentary debate on the issue, in Business Questions in the House of Commons. In his response, the Leader of the House of Commons, Andrew Lansley MP, expressed his support for greenbelts in protecting the character of historic Cathedral cities and […]
  • June 20, 2013

    Support the ‘Let Britain Decide’ Campaign

    Many of you may be aware that I have always been Euro sceptic in my political principles and have strongly believed that the British people should have their say on our membership of the European Union. I have already voted in this Parliament to hold a referendum as soon as possible, and only recently I […]
  • June 12, 2013

    Julian Welcomes Leeds Heart Unit Decision from Secretary of State

    The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, has today announced that the controversial review, which had outlined Leeds Children’s Heart Surgery Unit for closure, has been suspended and all Children’s Heart Surgery Units across the Country will remain open for the time being. The decision comes just days after Julian wrote to Mr […]