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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...

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  • October 7, 2014

    Julian Supports Play For All Project in Wigginton

    Julian has recently met with the Churchfields Open Space Committee (COSC) in Wigginton to look at their plans for a major upgrade of the playground equipment on the site. The COSC’s Play For All Project aims to provide three new pieces of equipment, a pathway and seating together with the necessary safety surfacing. The Committee […]
  • September 26, 2014

    Julian supports British airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq

    Parliament was recalled today in order for MPs to debate British military involvement in Iraq against the terrorist organisation ISIL. Having returned to Westminster, Julian set out his rationale for voting in favour of British airstrikes. He said “ISIL are a murderous, terrorist organisation who have no regard for human life. They pose a direct […]
  • September 26, 2014

    Julian Hosts On Street Residents’ Meeting to Discuss Flooding

    On Wednesday evening, Julian hosted an on street meeting for the residents of Sawyer’s Crescent, Copmanthorpe, which was flooded with several inches of raw sewerage during a flash period of heavy rainfall in August. Several Sawyer’s Crescent residents got in touch with Julian after 8th August when 31mm of rain fell in just three hours […]
  • September 23, 2014

    Julian Slams Council Over Latest Local Plan Traveller Site Allocations

    Julian has hit out at the City of York Council after it has emerged that two new large scale Traveller Sites have been proposed in the open countryside close to the quiet rural villages of Rufforth and Naburn. The recent release of the Council’s ‘Local Plan Publication draft’, which has combined proposals from the ‘Preferred […]
  • September 19, 2014

    Julian ‘Delighted’ with Scotland Independence Referendum Result

    Julian has welcomed the outcome of the Independence Referendum in Scotland, which saw the ‘No’ campaign winning by 55% to 45%. This was a clear and decisive result for the ‘Better Together’ campaign. However, as the leaders of the parties have all made clear, a vote to stay together is still a vote for change, […]
  • September 17, 2014

    Julian Welcomes Fall in Unemployment in York

    Julian has welcomed today’s news of a fall in unemployment both locally and nationally. The Office for National Statistics have announced that the unemployment rate fell to 6.2% (or 2.02 million people) in the three months to the end of July, the lowest it has been since 2008. The ONS stats also showed that the number […]
  • September 12, 2014

    Julian Reacts to Latest Local Plan Announcements

    Julian has vowed to continue his campaign for a more “sensible, sustainable and appropriate” development plan for York, following today’s publication of the City of York Council’s draft ‘Submission Local Plan’. Reacting to the latest developments on the incredibly controversial draft Local Plan, Julian said: “On paper the fall in the overall housing numbers would indicate that […]
  • September 12, 2014

    Julian’s September York Press Column

    It is becoming increasingly clear that we need to tackle the growing crisis of horses being abandoned and tethered on our roadsides. It is difficult to know exactly how many horses are currently suffering from neglect but conservative estimates are that at least 3,000 have been abandoned in England alone. The number of horses being […]
  • September 9, 2014

    Julian calls for tougher sentences on food fraudsters

    Last night in Parliament, Julian called on the Government to do more to protect high quality British farming produce from fraud. Speaking in the House of Commons during the late night Food Fraud debate, Mr Sturdy praised the recently published Elliott Report on food integrity. He said “It is reassuring that Professor Elliott has commended […]
  • September 4, 2014

    Julian Meets Residents Company over Boroughbridge Road ‘Overdevelopment’

    Julian has recently met with a group of residents from Trenchard Road and Portal Road off the A59 on the outskirts of York, to discuss their concerns over the proposed development of nearly 1500 houses in the immediate vicinity. He met with several members of the committee of the York (Trenchard) Residents Company Limited at the […]