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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

  • October 10, 2013

    Julian raises case for ring road expansion with Prime Minister

    Julian has appealed to the Prime Minister for assistance in securing the necessary investment for dualling York’s northern outer ring road. Julian welcomed the Prime Minister to the constituency earlier today, before he hosted a ‘PM Direct’ Q&A session with employees at the Portakabin site, near Monks Cross. In a private conversation with Mr Cameron, […]
  • September 16, 2013

    Julian hits out at Council’s plans to cut gritting budget

    The City of York Council is planning to reduce the Winter Maintenance budget by £60,000, leading to many roads being downgraded on the gritting routes. Conservative Councillor George Barton has already criticised the policy, but now Julian has also waded into the debate. In a letter to Roger Ransom, the Council’s Assistant Director for Highways, […]
  • September 12, 2013

    Further Developments over the Health Funding Formula

    Julian recently met with Health Minister Dan Poulter to press for better health funding for his constituents. Julian was joined by fellow York and North Yorkshire MPs, to discuss the comparatively poor level of health funding our area receives as a result of a specific disparities in the formula. Julian said: “I am pleased that […]
  • September 11, 2013

    £2 million Cash Boost for York Hospital to Improve A&E Services in Winter

      Julian Sturdy has welcomed the Health Secretary’s announcement that York Hospital will receive an additional £2 million in funding. Jeremy Hunt recently announcement that £500 million will be made available over the next two years as part of the Government’s priority to provide a higher standard of care for the elderly. Julian commented “I […]
  • September 6, 2013

    Julian’s September Column

      Back pain is a common medical condition, which affects most people at some point during their lifetime. I myself suffer from back pain, a common complaint amongst farmers (some might say one of many complaints from farmers) and receive treatment from a chiropractor to manage the condition. The Prime Minister has also been suffering […]
  • August 30, 2013

    Julian’s Comments on the Recent Syrian Developments

    Following the vote last night Julian wanted to explain to constituents the reasons why he voted the way that he did, he stated that: “I believe that the recent events which have occurred in Syria demonstrate a humanitarian catastrophe, the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime is clearly an atrocious act of violence […]
  • August 22, 2013

    Julian Welcomes First’s Bus Network Changes

    After a long campaign to improve bus services in York Outer, Julian is delighted to hear that First will be introducing a series of changes to their network on 29th September. The announcement from First follows a public consultation process they hosted earlier this summer, which was in response to a number of meetings Julian […]
  • August 16, 2013

    Julian’s August Column

    August is always an unusual month in life of an MP. With Parliament in recess, the summer period is widely regarded as a quieter time for politicians. This contrasts sharply with my experience as a farmer, when the busy harvest and cultivation seasons dominated much of my time in previous August and September periods. In […]
  • August 13, 2013

    Julian calls for rural beauty of villages to be recognised

    Julian has come out in praise of the village of Strensall, its strong sense of community and its beautiful open rural setting when taking part in a consultation on a new Village Design Statement. The Design Statement is being written by a group of Strensall residents who are seeking to establish and protect the village’s […]
  • August 1, 2013

    Julian makes robust defence of York’s greenbelt in Local Plan consultation

    Julian has made a robust defence of York’s established greenbelt in his submission to the consultation on the Council’s controversial draft Local Plan. In his submission, Julian has attacked the Council for seeking to redefine the boundaries of the established greenbelt and developing 16,000 new homes, 80 Traveller and Showpeople pitches and 40 wind farms […]