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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

There is no point pretending last week’s heavy by-election losses do not send a serious message to the government. Defeated in both a traditionally very ‘safe’ rural West Country seat and urban West Yorkshire, my party is clearly struggling to retain public confidence across a diverse swathe of communities. My thoughts on how our leadership

Haxby Railway Station one step closer with successful Restoring York Railways bid

Following months of intense lobbying in Westminster supporting City of York Council’s bid for...

Julian backs precision breeding law to ensure food security and protect the environment

This week, Julian used the first House of Commons stage of the government’s Genetic...

York Press column – Action on Education

Every child deserves a first-class education to equip them with the skills to pursue...

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  • February 5, 2016

    Julian pledges his support on World Cancer Day

    Yesterday, Julian attended an event in Parliament to show his support for World Cancer Day (4th February). Meeting with representatives from four of the UK’s biggest cancer charities, Julian was pleased to hear about the work that is being done between charities to unite the nation and help transform the lives of millions of people […]
  • February 4, 2016

    Julian Calls for Investigation into Health Provider Following the Closure of Bootham Park Hospital

    Yesterday in a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament Julian called for an investigation into the behaviour of the Leeds and York NHS Partnership Trust, who were responsible for providing care at Bootham Park before it was closed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) due to ongoing patient safety fears. Several reports were produced by the […]
  • January 26, 2016

    Skills Minister Nick Boles meets with Julian’s Rural Business Group

    Last week in Parliament the Minister of State for Skills, Nick Boles MP, addressed the All Party Parliamentary Group for Rural Business, of which Julian is the Chair. The Minister discussed the need for a more specialised approach to sixth form education and the need for rural businesses to have access to a wide range […]
  • January 21, 2016

    Julian supports York’s Local Economy following the recent flooding

    During a debate on the recent winter flooding, Julian reminded Members of Parliament that York remains open for business. The House of Commons held a debate yesterday on supporting local authorities after Storm Eva, which overwhelmed the Foss Barrier on Boxing Day. During the debate Julian asked “is it not also true that many businesses […]
  • January 20, 2016

    Julian continues to lobby the Government on precision medicine to treat Cystic Fibrosis

    In December Julian spoke in a debate which focused on access to medicines for people with Cystic Fibrosis and other rare diseases. Following the debate Julian decided to table some additional questions to George Freeman MP, the Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Life Sciences. Firstly, Julian asked the Minister ‘what representations he has received […]
  • January 20, 2016

    Julian Welcomes Latest Employment Stats as York Outer is Named 9th Lowest Constituency in Country for Claimant Count

    Julian has welcomed the latest employment statistics today, which show York Outer to be among the lowest constituencies in the country for people claiming out of work benefits, such as Jobseekers Allowance and Employment & Support Allowance. Figures from the House of Commons Library reveal that the number of people claiming in the patch fell […]
  • January 19, 2016

    Julian calls on Government to deliver on manifesto commitments on wind power

    Last night Julian held the Government to account on honouring its manifesto commitments on ending taxpayer funded subsidies to large wind farms, and giving local communities the final say in planning applications. Speaking in the Energy Bill debate, Julian said “We need to end the current system whereby developers pocket the lucrative taxpayer-funded subsidies, and […]
  • January 18, 2016

    Julian’s private members bill features on BBC One’s Country file

    This week’s Countryfile on BBC One looked at Julian’s private members bill which was designed to protect horses from neglect. The Control of Horses Act, which Julian started and carried through the House of Commons, has made three major changes to our current animal welfare laws. Most importantly, the law has dramatically shortened the time […]
  • January 15, 2016

    Julian visits York Housing Association Properties in Elvington

    Last week Julian met with Julia Histon, Chief Executive of York Housing Association, at their base in Huntington to discuss how shared equity housing can help people get on the property ladder. He then visited their site in Elvington where York Housing Association have built 18 affordable homes to date, and met with residents to […]
  • January 13, 2016

    Julian criticises Health Minister for callous approach to vaccine damage victims

    Julian has wade into Government Ministers for their unsympathetic approach to people who have suffered life-changing side effects from vaccinations. Yesterday, Mr Sturdy spoke in a debate in Parliament on the swine flu vaccination, pandermix, which in rare cases has led to the development of narcolepsy and cataplexy, particularly in young people. Mr Sturdy raised […]