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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

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

  • November 28, 2014

    Julian welcomes better train services for York but raises concerns over the future of the East Coast Main Line Headquarters

    Rail journeys between London and York will be transformed by more services, new trains and more seats after the government announced its intention to award the new East Coast franchise to Inter City Railways, a joint venture of Stagecoach and Virgin. The new deal will include a host of extra benefits for passengers in York. […]
  • November 24, 2014

    Julian Visits Site in Naburn Proposed for Traveller Camp

    On Friday, Julian visited a site south of the Designer Outlet in Naburn earmarked for a 15 pitch Travellers’ Camp in the Council’s controversial Local Plan. Julian was given a guided tour of the site, which is Council-owned land, by local farmer Roger Jewitt, whose family have been farming the land in question for more than […]
  • November 20, 2014

    Julian Raises Local Police Scheme with the Home Secretary

    This week in Parliament, Julian raised a new scheme launched by North Yorkshire Police to help people with mental health issues to the Home Secretary’s attention. During Monday’s Question Time in the House of Commons, Julian asked “Will the Home Secretary join me in praising the work of North Yorkshire police? They have launched a […]
  • November 20, 2014

    Julian and Local Councillor Welcome Secure Future for Bishopthorpe Post Office

    After a long and hard fought campaign, Julian and local Councillor for Bishopthorpe, John Galvin have welcomed the news that the village will retain its Post Office, albeit at a new premises. The existing facility on Main Street, Bishopthorpe, had been under the threat of permanent closure since December last year, with the Post Office Ltd […]
  • November 18, 2014

    Julian Backs Small Business

    On Monday Julian met with representatives of the North Yorkshire branch of the Federation of Small Businesses to discuss what the next government could do to further assist small businesses. Julian also pledged his support to the recently launched #ibacksmallbusiness campaign, which highlights the current barriers to growth for small businesses and SMEs, and maps […]
  • November 15, 2014

    Julian Hosts Public Meeting on Controversial Plans for 1500 Homes in Haxby and Wigginton

    Yesterday evening Julian hosted a Public Meeting in the Methodist Church Hall in Haxby to discuss the current state-of-play with the controversial Local Plan. Julian gave a short introductory speech outlining the current situation following the recent set-back to the Council’s Local Plan, after a motion was passed on the 9th October to halt proceedings, […]
  • November 14, 2014

    Julian Hosts Further Flooding Meeting for Copmanthorpe Residents

    Yesterday evening, Julian hosted another on street public meeting for the residents of Sawyer’s Crescent, Copmanthorpe, whose street was flooded with several inches of raw sewerage following a flash period of heavy rainfall in August. Several local residents in the area had contacted Julian when 31mm of rain fell in just three hours on 8th […]
  • November 12, 2014

    Julian raises danger of abandoned horses to road users in Stockton Lane

    Two loose horses were reported to be wandering onto the road in Stockton Lane, at around 8.40am this morning. North Yorkshire Police were quick to attend the scene and tether the horses to a roadside fence. The owner of the horses have yet to be identified. Julian has been campaigning for a change in the […]
  • November 7, 2014

    Julian Teams Up with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to Fight Development Proposal

    Julian has joined forces with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to campaign against a proposal for up to 600 new homes close to the Askham Bog Nature Reserve. The City of York Council’s Local Plan Publication Draft proposes to remove 42.5 acres of land from the greenbelt to the south of Moor Lane, Woodthorpe and ‘safeguarded’ […]
  • November 4, 2014

    Julian campaigns for fairer warm homes funding

    With winter on its way, Julian is campaigning to ensure that his constituents receive the help and support they need with their energy bills Currently, park home residents are not eligible to receive the £140 annual Warm Homes Discount on their electricity bills. The benefit, now in its fourth year, has been an important part […]