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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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  • November 23, 2021

    Statement on social care costs cap vote

    Last night I withheld my support from the government in the vote on its amendment New Clause 49 to the Health and Care Bill, proposing to exclude local authority support payments from counting towards the £86,000 lifetime limit on personal care costs. Although I am glad the government is proceeding with much-needed reform of social […]
  • November 22, 2021

    Julian backs cancer outcomes amendment to Health Bill

    Julian has added his name to a proposed amendment to the government’s draft new health and care law to ensure greater NHS focus on earlier cancer diagnosis and increasing cancer survival rates. His signature makes it more likely that this planned amendment will be considered for debate, as it enjoys support from MPs. The Health […]
  • November 19, 2021

    Julian welcomes Prime Minister to York but warns that the promise of connecting Leeds and York to the high-speed network must not be abandoned

    Yesterday, Julian welcomed the Prime Minister to York railway station as he embarked on a tour of northern constituencies to coincide with the Government announcement of their Integrated Rail Plan. Describing the plan as a ‘mixed bag’, Julian said he shared the disappointment of many that the Government were rowing back on commitments to build […]
  • November 17, 2021

    York Press column – Remembrance Centenary and World Antimicrobial Resistance Week

    Last Sunday marked one hundred years of remembrance as we know it, with the introduction of the poppy and formation of the Royal British Legion to care for former members of the armed forces in 1921. First observed flourishing on battlefields where nothing else grew, the poppy signifies renewal and resilience, and the hope that […]
  • November 9, 2021

    Constituency Garden of Remembrance

    Julian was honoured to lay a tribute at the first ever Constituency Garden of Remembrance in Parliament on behalf of those from York who have lost their lives fighting for our freedoms. The Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, said he hoped the temporary garden – devised to mark 100 years of Remembrance as we know […]
  • November 8, 2021

    10,000,000 Booster Jab Milestone Reached

    Julian has welcomed the news that 1,3888,202 people in Yorkshire and Humber have received their COVID-19 booster or third jab as the Conservative government continues to step up efforts to ensure that vulnerable people are fully protected against COVID-19 over the winter. The latest figures show that more than 10 million people across the UK […]
  • November 7, 2021

    York Festival of Remembrance

    It was a privilege for Julian to attend this year’s York Festival of Remembrance and join together with residents to pay his respects to those who have died while serving in our armed forces. It was also an opportunity to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion, both nationally and the York branch. Julian […]
  • November 5, 2021

    Statement on Owen Paterson and Committee on Standards

    I appreciate that many of my constituents are dissatisfied with the actions of the Government this week in relation to the conduct of Owen Paterson and Committee on Standards. I also accept that many were disappointed to see that I had voted for the now-abandoned amendment put forward by Andrea Leadsom MP. To begin, I […]
  • November 3, 2021

    York Press Column: Post-Covid Recovery is on Track, but Remains Fragile.

    The message of last week’s Budget is that the post-Covid recovery is on track, but remains fragile. It is reassuring to see higher than expected economic growth predicted of at least 6% this year and next, although we cannot be complacent and must support workers and businesses to actually deliver this. Given the potential for […]
  • November 3, 2021

    York Benefits From UK Community Renewal Fund

    Julian was excited to see that bids from York had been successful in the first round of funding from the UK Community Renewal Fund. Archaeology on Prescription will receive £122,123 and Street Life will receive £469,765. The UK Community Renewal Fund is another key part of the Government’s levelling up agenda and will ensure that […]