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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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  • January 17, 2014

    Julian Fights to Save Faith School Bus Services

    Julian has waded into a debate over the future of free concessionary transport to students of Faith Schools in the York area, after it emerged that the City of York Council was planning to completely withdraw the services from September. Several parents of children attending Manor CE School in Julian’s constituency were in touch to […]
  • January 14, 2014

    Julian Fights for Reintroduction of Rural Bus Services

    Julian has joined forces with local councillor Paul Doughty, by launching a campaign for the reintroduction of the only evening buses serving Hopgrove and the village of Stockton-on-the-Forest. The last two evening Yorkshire Coastliner services were withdrawn from the village following the introduction of the winter timetable late last year. These services now terminate at Ashley […]
  • January 13, 2014

    Julian Calls for Ban on Chinese Lanterns

    Local MP Julian Sturdy has called on the Government to consider banning Chinese Lanterns, which he branded “Flying Death Traps” in light of the destructive consequences that can result from stray lanterns. In DEFRA Questions yesterday in the House of Commons, Julian raised the concerns of farmers around York. He said: “Following the new year […]
  • January 9, 2014

    Julian Calls for Early Release of Next Phase of Broadband Funding for North Yorkshire

    Julian has called on the government to release further funding for the superfast broadband roll out in North Yorkshire. After securing a parliamentary debate on Rural Broadband in North Yorkshire on Wednesday, Julian used the discussion to praise the government’s recognition of the opportunities for growth that superfast broadband presents. He also celebrated the success of […]
  • January 3, 2014

    Julian Secures Meeting Over Future of Bishopthorpe Post Office

    Later this month, Julian will be meeting with officials from the Post Office Ltd to discuss the future of their services in the village of Bishopthorpe. He will be meeting with the Post Office Ltd’s Senior Stakeholder Manager for the North East to discuss the long term future of the wide ranging products and services they […]
  • December 27, 2013

    Julian Launches Petition Against Proposed Rural Bus Cuts

    Julian has launched a petition in the village of Rufforth against North Yorkshire County Council’s proposals to withdraw some of the 412 and 413 buses which serve the community. Under the County Council’s plans, three buses each way are set to be withdrawn from the 412/413 service. The proposed reductions will see buses in the […]
  • December 20, 2013

    Julian’s Christmas Message

    As another year draws to a close and with Christmas upon us, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on what has been a busy year, both locally and in Westminster. Over the past nine months, many of you have been in touch regarding your concerns over the Council’s draft Local Plan.  The […]
  • December 12, 2013

    Planning Minister Confirms No Need for Safeguarded Land in Council’s Development Plan

    The Planning Minister, Nick Boles MP, has reiterated the comments he made in Parliament in October, that there is nothing in any piece of government planning guidance which requires local authorities to plan beyond the 15 year period. For York, this could mean over 1000 acres of land is set to be unnecessarily taken out […]
  • December 6, 2013

    Julian Calls For A Debate On The Future of Independent Petrol Retailers

    Julian has called for a debate on the future of small, family run petrol stations as is has emerged that for every one supermarket station that opens, five independent retailers close as a result. Speaking in the Chamber, Julian asked: “May we have a debate on the future of independent petrol retailers and the important […]
  • December 6, 2013

    Julian Responds to Sad Death of Nelson Mandela

    Julian’s reaction to the sad death of the former South African President Nelson Mandela last night: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa who was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his successful struggle against apartheid. Mr Mandela, the first black president to be […]