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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

  • April 8, 2013

    Julian Reacts to Sad Death of Baroness Thatcher

    Julian has today expressed his sadness and deep regret upon hearing the news of Baroness Thatcher’s death this morning. In a statement, Julian said: “I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Baroness Thatcher. While I understand she polarised opinion, for me, and I expect for many others, she was one of the […]
  • April 2, 2013

    Julian vows to continue campaigning for Haxby & Wigginton Station

    Julian has welcomed the announcement that Haxby & Wigginton Station could still be in line for government funding but expressed his disappointment that the City of York Council’s bid has not been successful in the first round. However, he has pledged to continue fighting for a Haxby & Wigginton station, which he believes could benefit residents […]
  • March 27, 2013

    Julian Raises Flood Insurance Fears in Parliament

    Yesterday, Julian raised his concerns about the future of flooding insurance in a passionate speech in the Commons. The Statement of Principles – the agreement between the government and the insurance industry, which safeguards flooding cover – is due to expire in June this year. While negotiations for what will replace it have gone on […]
  • March 21, 2013

    Julian steps in to protect Yorkshire’s Tour de France funding

    Julian is in high spirits after a meeting yesterday with Maria Miller MP, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Support, and a group of Conservative Yorkshire MPs, where it was announced that the government will be making £10million available to Yorkshire for underwriting the cost of hosting the Tour de France. The meeting […]
  • March 21, 2013

    Julian reacts to the Chancellor’s Budget

    Following the Chancellor’s budget yesterday, Julian has commented on what he thinks it will mean for his constituents and the nation as a whole. Julian has particularly praised the Chancellor’s decisions to freeze fuel duty, cut beer duty, raise the personal allowance threshold and help those with aspirations of owning their own homes, with the […]
  • March 20, 2013

    Julian urges the government to bridge the ‘digital divide’

    Julian is urging the government to do more to bridge the digital divide and improve broadband signal for the most rural and isolated communities in the York area. Having worked with a number of other North Yorkshire MPs to secure government funding for improving broadband speeds across the county, Julian has been meeting regularly with BT […]
  • March 18, 2013

    Julian invites Planning Minister to speak with local developers

    Last week, Julian met with Planning Minister, Nick Boles MP and a number of small developers from York to discuss the Council’s affordable housing targets. Also in attendance at the meeting were Conservative Councillors Ian Gillies, Chris Steward and George Barton. Working with Julian and Conservative Councillors, the group of smaller developers have been campaigning tirelessly […]
  • March 12, 2013

    Julian speaks in Parliamentary Debate on Richard III Reburial

    Julian has today spoken passionately in support of returning the remains of Richard III to Yorkshire for reburial during a Parliamentary debate. A number of MPs from both Yorkshire and Leicestershire were in attendance at the Westminster Hall debate on the licensing of the reburial King Richard III. During the debate, Julian argued that the […]
  • March 9, 2013

    Julian praises Green Business in Yorkshire for Climate Week

    Julian has today delivered a message for Climate Week 2013 and hailed the contribution of green businesses to the local economy in Yorkshire. Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, culminating in a week of activities, which showcases practical solutions to the problems arising from climate change from every sector of society. Commenting on […]
  • March 7, 2013

    Julian reacts to High Court decision on Leeds Children’s Heart Unit

    Julian has today welcomed a High Court’s decision in favour of the Leeds-based ‘Save our Surgery’ campaign, in their case against the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts. Last year, as part of the Safe and Sustainable Review, the JCPCT decided, based on a points-scoring assessment, that the Leeds Unit should be closed. The ‘Save […]