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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...

Category: News & Articles

  • March 6, 2014

    Lobbying for Greater Clarity on Health Funding Requests

    Julian has recently been assisting an 8 year old constituent whose family have been fighting for the funding of a specific drug for more than two years. The problem has been exacerbated by a certain degree of confusion over who has responsibility for the constituent’s commissioning requests and NHS England and the Vale of York […]
  • February 24, 2014

    Julian Proposes National Farming Fund Could Be Used Towards Preventing Future Floods

    Mr Sturdy recently enquired whether alternative sources of funding could be used to tackle the problem of flooding. In the Chamber last week, the York MP asked “With parts of the country experiencing the wettest January since records began, with sadly no let-up in sight at the moment, will the Minister clarify whether resources from […]
  • February 21, 2014

    Julian Calls For Lessons To Be Learnt In York From Flooding In The South

    Julian Sturdy has called on the Government to “have a debate on the need to strengthen the safeguards in the planning system to prevent houses from being built on floodplains”. Julian recently raised his concerns in the House of Commons over the City of York Council’s proposals to build large housing developments in flood-risk areas. […]
  • February 20, 2014

    Julian Calls on Council to Withdraw Plans for Traveller Sites on Greenbelt or Face Embarrassment

    Julian has repeated his calls for a U-turn from the local Council on their plans to introduce a further 36 caravan pitches for Gyspy, Traveller and Showpeople families on the City’s greenbelt, suggesting that they could be wasting taxpayers’ money and risking “further damage to the authority’s reputation” if they do not. In a letter to Planning […]
  • February 15, 2014

    Julian’s February Column

    The recent television coverage of the flooding in the Somerset levels and in the South more generally has been harrowing. These past few weeks my thoughts have been with those families whose lives will have changed irrevocably, almost in the blink of an eye, as a result of the floods. The images serve to remind […]
  • February 6, 2014

    Young Offenders Should Help Clean Up Our City

    Yesterday in Parliament, Julian Sturdy raised the rehabilitation of young offenders and the importance of equipping them with the necessary skills to “avoid a life of crime”.  The MP for York Outer went on to say: ”Last year the York and North Yorkshire Probation Trust community payback team joined forces with local residents to carry […]
  • February 4, 2014

    Julian Calls on Government For Greater Clarity on Gypsy and Traveller Policy

    Julian has this morning called on the Local Government Minister, Brandon Lewis MP, to provide local Councils with clearer guidance on what is acceptable when making provision for Gypsies and Travellers. Julian has been a strident opponent of the City of York Council’s draft Local Plan proposals to provide over 80 Gypsy, Traveller and Showpeople pitches across […]
  • January 30, 2014

    Julian calls for York to become a “Global Leader” in Agri-Tech

    York Outer MP Julian Sturdy has called on the Government to recognise York’s “huge potential to become a global leader in the food manufacturing, agri-tech and biorenewables industries”. In the House of Commons, Julian promoted the region’s suitability as a future international centre of excellence. He said: “I welcome the Government’s commitment to encouraging the […]
  • January 27, 2014

    Supermarket Surgery – 1st February

    This Saturday, 1st February, Julian will be hosting one of his regular Supermarket Surgeries in Asda at Monks Cross. Pop down between 8.30am – 10am to have a chat with Julian about whatever’s on your mind, whether it’s bus services and gritting routes here in York, the Council’s draft Local Plan or simply to say […]
  • January 20, 2014

    Julian’s January Press Column

    Many of us begin the New Year with resolutions of varying kinds, and I am sad to say that any promises I make over limiting my consumption of crisps and chocolate have inevitably fallen by the wayside. My fundamental commitment however, the promise I was elected on, remains as strong as ever. My responsibility is […]