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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

“Given the amazing success of the booster programme in protecting York households, and the latest encouraging virus data, I am glad the government has decided to let current ‘Plan B’ measures expire at the end of this month. Although I have serious concerns about the Prime Minister’s judgement on other matters, I think he has

Julian welcomes Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

I am delighted by the recent news that the life-changing Kaftrio modular therapy has...

York Press column – Finally we are learning to live with covid

As we move through the cold days and early evenings, we have the significant...

Statement on alleged Downing Street Parties

The recent revelations about the party in the garden of Number 10 on the...

Category: News & Articles

  • March 3, 2015

    Julian Welcomes Short-Term Security for Yearsley Pool

    Julian is pleased that Yearsley Pool’s future has been secured for a further 5 years after the recent Council budget agreement. Julian has been corresponding with constituents, the Council, and the future operators of the pool Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) in an effort to keep this great community facility open. After meeting with Andrew Laslett […]
  • February 26, 2015

    Julian launches campaign to cut lucrative subsidies for proposed wind turbines around York

    Julian has launched a campaign to end the current system of taxpayer funded subsidies to onshore wind farms. As the law stands, funds for what Mr Sturdy feels are ‘otherwise uneconomic’ wind turbines are draining resources from other more practical forms of renewable energy. Mr Sturdy has claimed that solar panels on people’s roofs and […]
  • February 25, 2015

    Public Inquiry launched into the controversial expansion of Rufforth recycling site

    The Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has today announced that a public inquiry will take place into plans to extend the recycling site at Harewood Whin, near Rufforth, on the outskirts of York. Yorwaste Ltd had applied for planning permission to extend their facility to construct a material recovery facility and waste transfer station on […]
  • February 19, 2015

    Julian attends the Local Growth Deal Signing

    Today, Julian attended the formal signing of the York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal. The event took place at the University of York where the Minister for Universities, Greg Clarke and a wide variety of local businesses and stakeholders were in attendance. The Growth Deal will focus on York becoming […]
  • 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 […]