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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Statement on Sue Gray report

Statement on Sue Gray report

The Sue Gray report clearly shows that the Prime Minister has presided over a widespread culture of disregard for coronavirus regulations. Furthermore, questions are now being raised about whether the Prime Minister misled Parliament when asked about these events. Talking to constituents, it is clear discussions about parties in Downing Street remain a damaging distraction

Over £1 million of government support to help York businesses export

Julian has welcomed new figures showing over £1.13 million has been allocated by the...

Times Red Box article with Nigel Adams MP: Great British Railways should say Yes to York

This government is delivering on its commitment to level up regions such as ours....

York Press column: How the Queen’s Speech can level-up York

With nearly forty bills that will deliver on some of the Conservative Party’s biggest...

BBC Radio York – Julian discusses Parliament Moving to York

July 18, 2020

Julian spoke to Georgey Spanswick on Breakfast on BBC Radio York to discuss the revelation that York is being considered as a site for Parliament while the Palace of Westminster is renovated.

Speaking to the York Press on this issue, Julian said:

“While we should always be careful about drawing conclusions from leaked information, the fact York is being considered in this way is obviously a huge tribute to our city.

As I understand it, York is suggested as one of a number of options, including several London locations.

The proposed use of the York Central site underscores the enormous potential of this redevelopment project, and is a clear reminder that local decisionmakers must keep this on track to secure the best future for York.

This idea, and the wider consideration of York as a place to relocate civil service jobs to form a new ‘government hub’ here, reflect our city’s status as a well-connected, liveable city, and its historic role as the capital of Northern England.

Although any move is a long way away, and would rightly depend on cost, it is reassuring that York is rated so highly by the top of government, something I will certainly take advantage of to ensure our community gets the support we need to rebuild from coronavirus”

Listen to the full interview from roughly the 2:36:50 mark, here: