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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 Ministers on flood defences south of York

Julian questions Ministers on flood defences south of York

Julian this morning asked Ministers about the resilience of flood defences, and emphasised the need to remember smaller communities south of York when drawing up flood protection plans. In the House of Commons during questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, Julian said: “Hard flood defences like the

Julian visits Copmanthorpe Pharmacy to encourage residents to ‘Stay Well this Winter’ and ‘Think Pharmacy First’

Julian recently visited Copmanthorpe Pharmacy to learn about how North Yorkshire Community Pharmacies are...

Julian Pledges his support to help campaigners save New Earswick Swimming Pool

Last Saturday, Julian visited New Earswick Swimming Pool where he met with campaigners, pool...

Julian visits Haxby fish and chip shop for Small Business Saturday 2017

Julian today paid a visit to the award-winning Millers fish and chip shop in...

Julian elected to Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

September 7, 2017

On Tuesday, Julian was elected to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee of the House of Commons by his parliamentary colleagues. The Committee has an important role in scrutinising government activity on environmental, agricultural and rural matters, and in investigating important issues within its remit, and has powers to examine official papers and take oral evidence from witnesses to aid its enquiries.

The Committee’s remit includes many significant issues for York Outer, including flood risk, preserving the natural environment, air quality, and farming, as well as important national matters like animal welfare. The environment and agriculture are also some of the areas that will be most significantly affected by the Brexit process, and the Committee will play a vital role in holding the government to account over its plans for new policies in these areas.

Following his election, Julian said “I was delighted to be elected to the EFRA Committee, which will provide new opportunities for me to raise important issues affecting residents in York Outer, and have a greater input on future UK environment and farming policy post-Brexit. I firmly believe we need a Brexit settlement that maintains and improves protection of our precious natural environment, and maintains the world-leading high standards of UK agriculture, and I intend to make use of my professional experience of farming to help bring this about.

I am also very clear that the government must work on this while continuing to tackle important ongoing issues of pollution, flood risk, rural life opportunities, and food security. I look forward to being able to build on my previous work on animal welfare, like my Control of Horses Act 2015 which addressed the terrible problem of fly grazing.”