t: 01904 784847 e: julian.sturdy.mp@parliament.uk
Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

Latest News & Campaigns

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...

Category: News & Articles

  • June 16, 2014

    Julian welcomes Chancellor’s announcement to protect York’s greenbelt

    The campaign to protect York’s greenbelt received a major boost as the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced further reforms to the planning rules that will force local authorities to focus house building on former industrial land. Speaking at the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, George Osborne used the annual Mansion House speech […]
  • June 13, 2014

    Julian’s June Column in the York Press

    There has never been a more important time to make your opinions known. The people of York have the opportunity to submit their views to the Council on how our great city should change over the next generation and the stakes have never been higher. In April last year, the Council published their draft Local […]
  • June 4, 2014

    Local Plan Further Sites Consultation Launched Today

    The City of York Council have today embarked upon a six week consultation on their ‘Local Plan Further Sites’ proposals and Julian has appealed to all residents to take the time to have their say. The ‘Further Sites’ document can be viewed in full by clicking here. Or for the full list of documents, appendices […]
  • June 3, 2014

    Julian’s Article in the Yorkshire Post: Common sense must prevail over fracking

    An influential Lords Committee has called on the Government to streamline the ‘unnecessarily complicated’ regulations surrounding hydraulic fracturing and shale gas extraction, or fracking as it is known to you and me. The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee published its report on the Economic Impact on UK Energy Policy of Shale Gas and Oil […]
  • June 2, 2014

    Julian Reacts to News that York to Become Only Place in UK Not to Offer Free IVF

    Following the recent news that York and the communities surrounding the city look set to be the only place in the Country in which residents will not be offered any free cycles of IVF treatment on the NHS, Julian has called on the local health authority to review it’s position. The Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group […]
  • May 27, 2014

    Julian Hosts First in a Series of Public Meetings on the Local Plan Further Sites

    On Saturday, Julian hosted a public Q&A meeting in Elvington on the Local Plan Further Site proposals in the area. With the many controversial development proposals put forward in Elvington and the surrounding communities, including a 7 pitch Traveller site, a 3 pitch Travelling Showpeople site and several housing sites, it was no surprise that […]
  • May 23, 2014

    Julian’s Reaction to Richard III High Court Ruling

    Speaking from his constituency office, Julian said “I am deeply disappointed that the Plantagenet Alliance’s application for judicial review has been unsuccessful. Regardless of your opinion on where Richard III should be reburied, be it York, Leicester, or even Westminster Abbey, it is clear that the exhumation license remains deeply flawed and amounts to little […]
  • May 19, 2014

    Julian’s May Column in the York Press

    The European elections on 22 May really count. They are not merely a dry run for the General Election in less than a year’s time as some in the national media might have us believe. They present the perfect opportunity to send a clear message to Brussels that we want real change in Europe. Three […]
  • May 16, 2014

    Food Labelling

    This week the Consumer Rights Bill came to the floor of the House for its report stage, and within it an amendment had been tabled which stated that “all products containing Halal and Kosher meat shall be labelled as such at the point of sale by retail and food outlets.” In principle I welcomed this […]
  • May 14, 2014

    Planning Minister Repeats Julian’s Calls for Councils to End Unnecessary Threats to Greenbelt

    The Planning Minister, Nick Boles MP, hit out yesterday at local authorities, like the City of York Council, who are unnecessarily setting aside greenbelt land for future long term development. Mr Boles’ comments came in response to a parliamentary debate hosted by Julian on ‘Land Safeguarded for Development in Local Plans’. Paragraph 85 of the National […]