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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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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...

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  • November 1, 2021

    114 Extra Police Officers Recruited in North Yorkshire

    Julian has welcomed the announcement that 114 police officers have been recruited in North Yorkshire since September 2019, bringing the total number of officers up to 1,564. This builds on his long running campaign for more police officers for North Yorkshire Police as the largest single county force in England (https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/north-yorkshires-case-more-rural-police-julian-sturdy-3044779 and https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1084412225336511) The latest […]
  • October 31, 2021

    Julian Sturdy MP Christmas Card Competition

    Julian has written to Primary Schools across York Outer to  invite students to take part in a competition to design his Christmas card.  Each year Julian send hundreds of Christmas cards across the constituency to residents, community groups, businesses and charities as well as to his parliamentary colleagues, including the Prime Minister. This year he […]
  • October 28, 2021

    ‘Project Gigabit’ delivering next generation connectivity in York Outer

    Julian welcome the latest ‘Project Gigabit’ update, which aims to connect the UK to lightning-fast, reliable broadband. Through the scheme, this Government has now reached the milestone of 50% gigabit-capable coverage in the UK – a dramatic rise from 5.8% in January 2019. This growth is expected to continue, reaching 60% gigabit-capable coverage by the […]
  • October 27, 2021

    Julian welcomes Budget boost for York’s economy and public services

    It is reassuring to see higher than expected economic growth predicted of at least 6% this year and next, although we cannot be complacent and must support workers and businesses to actually deliver this. Given the potential for the pandemic to have a dire impact on employment, for young people especially, it is a big […]
  • October 27, 2021

    Julian excited to see York-Beverley line awarded Government funding for the development of a business case

    A bid to restore the 40-mile direct rail route between York and Beverley was given an important boost in today’s Budget. The bid, co-sponsored by Julian and the Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart, will now receive support from officials at the Department for Transport as well as funding for 75% of the cost of […]
  • October 26, 2021

    Julian Champions Pubs and Breweries Ahead of Spending Review

    Ahead of tomorrow’s Spending Review, Julian has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP renewing his calls for an overhaul in the way beer is taxed. Julian has long championed the need to reassess tax arrangements for pubs and feels the need to relieve the financial pressure on the sector is only […]
  • October 21, 2021

    Julian leads group of North Yorkshire MPs in calling for Great British Railways to be based in York 

    Julian has today written to the Transport Secretary in support of York’s bid to become the home of Great British Railways. The letter was co-signed by local MPs Nigel Adams, Andrew Jones, Kevin Hollinrake and Robert Goodwill who are also getting behind the campaign to bring the new public body to York.   Announced by […]
  • October 20, 2021

    Julian questions COP 26 President on using gene editing and science to stop climate change

    Julian today used Questions to the President of COP 26 in the House of Commons to ask the government to use the summit to promote the vital role cutting-edge science like gene editing can play in ensuring sustainable production and combating global warming. Britain is hosting the COP 26 climate change meeting of world leaders […]
  • October 20, 2021

    York Press column – RIP Sir David Amess and boosting GP services

    I could not begin this column without paying tribute to my former colleague Sir David Amess following his shocking murder at a constituency surgery last Friday. Besides being an attack on our democracy, this means the loss of a husband, father of five, and devoted public servant, and above all I will be thinking of […]
  • October 19, 2021

    Julian presses Health Secretary on surgical robotic cancer machine for York Hospital

    This morning in the House of Commons, Julian questioned the Health Secretary regarding the possible acquisition of a Da Vinci surgical robotic system for cancer treatment by York Hospital. This ground-breaking new medical technology allows for more precise surgery, with greater dexterity and visibility for the surgeon via miniaturised instruments and a high-definition camera inserted […]