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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

“Given the amazing success of the booster programme in protecting York households, and the latest encouraging virus data, I am glad the government has decided to let current ‘Plan B’ measures expire at the end of this month. Although I have serious concerns about the Prime Minister’s judgement on other matters, I think he has

Julian welcomes Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

I am delighted by the recent news that the life-changing Kaftrio modular therapy has...

York Press column – Finally we are learning to live with covid

As we move through the cold days and early evenings, we have the significant...

Statement on alleged Downing Street Parties

The recent revelations about the party in the garden of Number 10 on the...

Category: News & Articles

  • 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 […]
  • July 16, 2013

    Julian Gets Local Plan Exhibition for Huntington

    After urging the Council not to forget the residents of Huntington in the Local Plan consultation, Julian has welcomed the Council’s decision to host a 6 day Local Plan exhibition at Huntington Library. In a recent letter to Martin Grainger, the architect of the Local Plan, Julian expressed his concerns over the absence of Huntington […]
  • July 3, 2013

    Julian Hosts Parliamentary Debate on York’s Greenbelt

    Julian has this morning hosted a parliamentary debate on the future of York’s Greenbelt. Julian’s debate, which took place in Westminster Hall at 11am this morning, centred on the importance of Greenbelts in protecting historic cities and their rural settings from urban and suburban sprawl. Julian also spoke at length about the City of York […]
  • July 2, 2013

    Julian and Constituents Meet with Minister to Discuss Concerns over Nursery Funding in York

    On Monday 17th June, Julian took a delegation of Nursery owners from the constituency down to Westminster, to discuss the problems of Nursery Funding with the Minister for Education and Childcare, Elizabeth Truss MP. This meeting followed the Nursery Funding Debate that Julian hosted in Westminster Hall on Tuesday the 16th of April. The debate […]
  • June 25, 2013

    Julian Welcomes First Bus Network Review

    After a long campaign to improve bus services in the constituency and across the City of York, Julian Sturdy welcomed First’s announcement that they will be reviewing their full York Bus network and consulting widely with local residents. Julian stated: “In October last year First made a number of changes to their bus network, which saw some […]
  • June 21, 2013

    Julian Speaks in Debate over Healthcare Funding for York and North Yorkshire

    This week in Parliament, Julian spoke in an adjournment debate on NHS Funding for York and North Yorkshire. The debate was secured after Julian Sturdy and Hugh Bayley, the member for York Central, met the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee of the City of York Council to discuss the perilous funding settlement received by the […]
  • June 21, 2013

    Julian raises uncertain future of York’s Greenbelt in Parliament

    Yesterday Julian raised his concerns over the future of York’s greenbelt and asked for a parliamentary debate on the issue, in Business Questions in the House of Commons. In his response, the Leader of the House of Commons, Andrew Lansley MP, expressed his support for greenbelts in protecting the character of historic Cathedral cities and […]