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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

York Press column – New government must deliver for our region

This summer has brought a dramatic overhaul of our country’s government, with the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. This certainly makes for a huge change in style from Theresa May, and the extensive Cabinet reshuffle means the wider government has also undergone thorough renewal. Above all, there has been a major clarification of

Julian concerned to hear of potential job losses at York based SuperBreak

Julian has today reacted to the disappointing news that Malvern Group, the parent company...

Julian applauds strong start made by new Prime Minister

Julian has applauded the progress that his preferred candidate in the Conservative leadership race,...

Julian welcomes the introduction of Claudia’s Law

Julian has today welcomed the introduction of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 after...

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  • July 11, 2018

    Julian raises local planning powers over fracking at Prime Minister’s Questions

    Julian today used Prime Minister’s Questions to raise local concerns about proposed changes to planning rules on fracking applications. In a Written Ministerial Statement, the government has said it plans to consult on treating non-fracking shale exploration as permitted development, and on the criteria for including fracking projects in the nationally significant infrastructure projects regime. […]
  • July 10, 2018

    Julian Raises Claudia’s Law in Parliament

    During a parliamentary question session today Julian raised concerns with the delay in implementing provisions of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017. This legislation is known to most as ‘Claudia’s Law’ after Claudia Lawrence who went missing in York back in March 2009. Guardianship allows families to manage the financial and property affairs of a […]
  • July 5, 2018

    70th anniversary of our National Health Service

    Julian is today marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the National Health Service on 5th July 1948. Establishing universal health provision was a lasting historic achievement of the British people in the 20th century, and the health service has become a great national institution. The creation of the NHS was the result of […]
  • July 4, 2018

    Julian raises questions in Parliament over NHS Property Services regarding Bootham Park site

    Julian today used a parliamentary debate to raise concerns about the attitude of NHS Property Services, the body deciding on the future of the Bootham Park Hospital site, and stress the importance of them involving local decision makers. City of York Council is calling for NHS Property Services to halt its current plans to sell […]
  • June 27, 2018

    Julian leads MP scrutiny of rural 4G mobile providers

    Julian Sturdy yesterday chaired a cross-party evidence session, questioning representatives of the 4 major mobile providers (O2, Vodafone, EE and Three) about how to secure better 4G coverage for rural neighbourhoods. This examination of the mobile sector follows a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport calling for new […]
  • June 15, 2018

    Julian backs Carers Week 2018

    Julian is supporting Carers Week 2018 to highlight the vital contribution people with caring responsibilities make to the city, and to emphasise the importance of them being properly supported. Carers Week is supported by a coalition of groups including Age UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, the MS Society and Independent Age. The campaign intends to raise […]
  • June 14, 2018

    York Press Column: Road and Rail

    One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is visiting schools to speak with students about the role of a Member of Parliament. As you would expect, one of the most commonly asked questions is: “what do constituents write about?” There is of course a wide selection, ranging from potholes to the Middle East. […]
  • June 13, 2018

    Julian questions Ministers on food science and tech investment for North Yorkshire

    Julian yesterday pressed Ministers at the Department for Business to deliver on plans to support investment and innovation in science and technology for food production, a sector of particular importance for North Yorkshire. During questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, in the House of Commons, he asked: […]
  • June 6, 2018

    Kimberlow Hill surgery appointment booking problems

    Julian is concerned by reports that people have been struggling to make appointments at the Kimberlow Hill GP surgery in Heslington, and has taken action to get answers for local residents and help resolve the situation. A series of concerning reviews have been posted online reviewing the surgery on the NHS Choices website, detailing how […]
  • May 30, 2018

    Julian joins Alzheimer’s Society campaign to ‘Fix Dementia Care’

    Last Wednesday, Julian pledged his support to the Fix Dementia Care campaign run by the Alzheimer’s Society, attending a launch event in Parliament for their new report Dementia – the true cost. This Dementia Action Week (21-27 May) the Alzheimer’s Society asked the general public to take small actions that can have a big impact […]