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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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

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

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...

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...

Julian Keeps Pressure on Campaign for Pet Theft Reform

Building on his long-running lobbying campaign for tougher sentences for pet thefts, Julian pressed...

Bilsdale Transmitter Mast Update

September 9, 2021

Following the Bilsdale transmitter mast fire on August 10, Julian has received regular updates from Arqiva on their attempts to repair the mast and restore service to those who have been affected in York and North Yorkshire.

In their latest update, Arqiva has said:

  • 500,000 households have had Freeview service restored;
  • damage caused by the fire means it is probable that the existing mast will have to be dismantled;
  • an additional new transmitter site at Sutton Bank is now providing Freeview TV signals to over 100,000 households in areas including Harrogate, Knaresborough, Pickering, Ripon, Masham, Leyburn and northern parts of York;
  • the next stage of the plan is to build an 80 metre-high temporary mast on land near the existing mast at Bilsdale, which is expected to restore Freeview TV services to over 90% of affected households in the coming weeks.