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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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  • December 29, 2014

    Julian Meets with Council Over Yearsley Pool Future

    Julian has recently met with Andrew Lanslett from the City of York Council, who is in charge of reviewing Yearsley Pool’s subsidy. He also met Yearsley Pool’s site manager, Simon Luck, who showed him around the pool and outlined the changes made during £1.7 million pound refurbishment in 2007. Gifted to the people of York by […]
  • December 27, 2014

    Julian Teams Up with Councillors and Villagers to Fight Proposed Road Closure

    Julian has joined forces with York Councillors Paul Doughty, Sian Wiseman and Helen Douglas, Parish Councillors and local residents from Stockton on the Forest to protect one of the village’s vital links to the A64. Under current proposals put forward by the Highways Agency and their contractors A-one+, supported by the City of York Council, […]
  • December 26, 2014

    Julian ‘Extremely Disappointed’ at Shock Outcome of Crucial Local Plan Vote

    Julian has reacted to a crucial vote of Councillors at last week’s Local Plan Working Group meeting, which saw the Local Plan progress on the only very slightly reduced housing figures of 926 dwellings per annum. Officers had put forward four different options for these figures ranging from 996 to 926, based on their adjustments […]
  • December 22, 2014

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    As the temperature dips and the nights get darker, 2014 draws to a close. In many ways it really has been a remarkable year. We commemorated both the centenary of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, when Britain stood firm against the forces of tyranny. We also saw the […]
  • December 20, 2014

    Julian Supports New Care2Save Charity Shopping Website

    Julian was pleased to support the launch of Care2Save.co.uk, a shopping website that will help raise funds for charities across the country when people shop online. The event was also attended by the actress Donna Air, who recently revealed that her grandfather is suffering from dementia and is being cared for in a hospice. Care2Save […]
  • December 16, 2014

    Julian Makes Christmas Post Office Visit

    Julian made his annual Christmas visit to Royal Mail in York to say thanks for their hard work in the particularly busy festive period. Julian met with the manager of the Birch Park Sorting Office on Huntington Road, Graham Pickering, and his team to wish them luck over Christmas, and to express his gratitude for […]
  • December 13, 2014

    Julian’s York Press Christmas Column

    Driving around York at Christmas time, I am always heartened to see how festive everywhere looks. As the father of two young children, Christmas is about family in my household and I cannot help but spare a thought for those who are without their loved ones at this special time of year. Personally, I have […]
  • December 11, 2014

    Success! Future of East Coast Mainline Headquarters in York confirmed

    Today Julian welcomed the news that the East Coast Mainline Headquarters will remain in York. Julian told Minster FM: “I am absolutely delighted that Virgin East Coast Trains have confirmed that the Headquarters will be kept in York. For generations York has been the beating heart of the East Coast Mainline and for me it […]
  • December 6, 2014

    Small Business Saturday Comes to York Outer

    Julian was delighted to meet with a variety of local businesses for this year’s Small Business Saturday. The campaign is now stronger than ever, and particularly relevant as 300,000 new small businesses have started trading under the coalition government. On the importance of supporting small business Julian said, “I am delighted to again be involved […]
  • December 6, 2014

    Julian quizzes Secretary of State over uncertainty surrounding East Coast Mainline Headquarters

    Today in Parliament, Julian called on the Government to do more to keep the rail headquarters in the city.  Speaking in the House of Commons during the Transport Questions debate, Julian asked “I welcome the franchise announcements, which see major improvements across the network. In respect of the east coast main line, however, there are […]