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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

  • February 18, 2015

    Opposition grows against Kexby wind turbine application

    Julian addressed a packed out public meeting in Kexby last night to discuss the latest developments surrounding the controversial application for a giant wind turbine near the village. The application for the 78 metre structure, which would dwarf even tallest part of the Minster, was submitted last year. Planning officers have since advised that the […]
  • February 18, 2015

    Supermarket Surgery – 21st February

    This Saturday, 21st February, Julian will be hosting one of his regular Supermarket Surgeries in Asda at Monks Cross. Pop down between 11:30am – 13:00pm to have a chat with Julian about whatever is on your mind. Whether it is bus services and gritting routes here in York, the Council’s draft Local Plan or simply […]
  • February 14, 2015

    Julian’s Monthly York Press Column

    The Prime Minister and the Chancellor were up in Yorkshire last week, discussing the economic future of our county with local businesses. The Government’s commitment to building a Northern Powerhouse to rival that of London will not only help to rebalance our whole economy, it will also go a long way to bridging the decades […]
  • February 11, 2015

    York receives multi-million pound investment in food research

    The Secretary of State for the Environment, Liz Truss, has today announced that £14.5 million of new investment will go to the Food and Environment Research Agency at Sand Hutton, on the edge of York. The funding is a joint venture between Capita and Newcastle University and is part of the Government’s ambitious programme to […]
  • February 9, 2015

    Julian supports Cancer Research UK on World Cancer Day

    Julian is backing an appeal from Cancer Research UK to save the lives of more cancer patients, as news comes that one in two people will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives. At the event Cancer Research UK told MPs that support for public awareness campaigns, increasing screening uptake and […]
  • February 5, 2015

    Julian supports HEART UK’s campaign for Better Heart Health

    Julian is supporting HEART UK in its aim of ensuring that cardiovascular disease remains a key priority for the Government. Despite progress being made, cardiovascular disease over the past 20 years is still the greatest health risk in the UK, with around 175,000 heart attacks every single year. Julian attended the official launch of the […]
  • January 30, 2015

    Julian Holds Street Surgery in Haxby on Local Parking Issues

    On January 17th Julian held a street surgery on South Lane in Haxby for local residents to discuss parking issues in the area. Many constituents wrote to Julian about the problem, including parking on double yellow lines, obstructive parking on pavements and in front of driveways, and the damaging of grass verges. There was a […]
  • January 27, 2015

    Julian Launches ‘Fair Votes For All’ Petition

    Julian has launched a constituency-wide petition calling on Parliament to change the law to ensure only English MPs are allowed to vote on English-only laws. The move comes after a ‘No’ vote in the Scottish Independence referendum re-ignited debate over the so-called ‘West-Lothian’ question on whether MPs from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales should be […]
  • January 26, 2015

    Julian Meets Highways Agency to Discuss Hopgrove Upgrades

    Julian has met with senior representatives from the Highways Agency to discuss their plans to upgrade the Hopgrove roundabout, and potentially dual the A64, following the announcement of up to £250m in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. George Osborne’s announcements late last year of the plans for the grade separation of the Hopgrove junction were welcomed by […]
  • January 21, 2015

    York leads the way as unemployment continues to fall

    Julian welcomes today’s news that unemployment in York falls for the tenth month in a row.   According to the Office for National Statistics, unemployment across the country has dropped to below 6% for the first time in six years. In York Outer, the number of people claiming out of work benefits has dropped from […]