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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian leads MPs in lobbying Prime Minister on drug-resistant infection and pandemic planning

Julian leads MPs in lobbying Prime Minister on drug-resistant infection and pandemic planning

This week, Julian led a cross-party group of MPs and peers in writing to the Prime Minister, pressing for an enhanced government focus on the huge global challenge of drug-resistant infection, and the associated issue of future pandemic preparedness. As Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Antibiotics, Julian organised the sending of a joint

Latest figures demonstrate scale of Government support for people and businesses in York

New statistics showing the huge Government support to individuals and businesses in York Outer...

Julian welcomes plans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day

On 15 August 2020 we mark the 75th Anniversary of the Victory over Japan...

Julian welcomes £1.15 million investment for city from government’s Getting Building Fund

Julian has welcomed the announcement that York Outer will benefit from £1.15 million of...

Category: News & Articles

  • March 9, 2020

    Julian welcomes ‘Shared Rural Network’ to improve rural mobile coverage

    Julian has welcomed today’s announcement of a scheme to extend mobile coverage in hard-to-reach rural areas, thanks to a major new deal between the government and UK mobile network operators. The ‘Shared Rural Network’ will mean that high quality 4G coverage will be available for 95% of the UK by 2026. 4G mobile coverage is […]
  • March 4, 2020

    York Press column – Flooding tests our Yorkshire grit

    Our city has now endured over two weeks of flooding and high water levels, thankfully escaping the worst impacts that have hit other parts of Yorkshire and the country, unlike in 2015. The torrent has of course been hugely distressing for those directly affected, and disruptive for us all, but so far the extensive readiness […]
  • March 3, 2020

    Julian presses government for fairer science funding to support growth in Yorkshire

    This morning in the House of Commons, Julian pressed the Business Secretary to ensure that the government’s planned big increase in R and D (research and development) funding will mean a fairer share for regions like Yorkshire. Research, development and innovation is vital to creating new technologies and products, and the economic growth and new […]
  • February 20, 2020

    York flood risk and government support

    “I welcome this week’s commitment by the Environment Secretary George Eustice to hold a special Yorkshire conference on our region’s flood risk situation, and am reassured by his acknowledgement that the county faces particular flooding issues that require addressing. This meeting should provide an opportunity to discuss improved provision both for communities like Calderdale that […]
  • February 17, 2020

    York flood risk update

    Julian this morning visited the Environment Agency’s York area incident room, from where the city’s flood response is being coordinated, and has been updated on the steps being taken to protect residents and property. On Sunday he checked the preparations being taken downriver at Naburn, including the provision of sandbags. The Environment Agency are working […]
  • February 11, 2020

    Julian opens new Institute of Technology facilities at York College

    Last week, Julian visited York College to formally open their new Institute of Technology (IoT) facilities. In April of last year, the Government announced that the college had been selected to lead the development of the first IoT in the Yorkshire and Humber region. IoTs are a new concept which see local colleges, universities and […]
  • February 5, 2020

    York Press column – Unleash Yorkshire’s potential to make a success of Brexit

    At 11pm last Friday, our country officially left the European Union after 47 years of membership. This ends over three years of doubt and debate, and represents a genuinely historic moment in our long national story. The government will now turn to the vital task of building a positive new relationship with the EU to […]
  • February 4, 2020

    Julian advocates for Yorkshire in historic Agriculture Bill debate

    Yesterday, Julian used the first House of Commons debate on the reintroduced Agriculture Bill to defend the interests of Yorkshire communities that will be affected by its impact on the environment and farming. The Agriculture Bill is a crucial part of the Brexit process, as major farming and environment decisions have largely been taken at […]
  • February 3, 2020

    Julian questions Health Secretary on York coronavirus response

    This afternoon, Julian has pressed the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock on Public Health England’s response following Friday’s news that the first two UK coronavirus cases have been confirmed in York. The patients have since been removed from the city to a specialist diseases unit in Newcastle, and no further cases have been […]
  • January 29, 2020

    Julian welcomes Government announcement on Northern Rail

    Julian has today welcomed the announcement that the Northern franchise is to be taken over by the public operator. It is hoped that the move will allow for a better service for customers and much needed investment in stations and rolling stock. Plans announced by the Secretary of State today will see an expanded Sunday […]