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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

There is no point pretending last week’s heavy by-election losses do not send a serious message to the government. Defeated in both a traditionally very ‘safe’ rural West Country seat and urban West Yorkshire, my party is clearly struggling to retain public confidence across a diverse swathe of communities. My thoughts on how our leadership

Haxby Railway Station one step closer with successful Restoring York Railways bid

Following months of intense lobbying in Westminster supporting City of York Council’s bid for...

Julian backs precision breeding law to ensure food security and protect the environment

This week, Julian used the first House of Commons stage of the government’s Genetic...

York Press column – Action on Education

Every child deserves a first-class education to equip them with the skills to pursue...

Julian questions Education Secretary on support for students who have fallen behind over the pandemic

March 1, 2021

Today, Julian has asked the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson what he is doing to target support to students most affected by the impacts of the pandemic. Welcoming the Government’s announcement of additional funding to provide catch-up courses over the summer, he encouraged Ministers to make an effort to bridge the growing educational divide and ensure support is targeted at those who need it most.

Commenting afterwards Julian said:

‘Unfortunately the impact of schools closures in the last twelve months will be felt for many years to come and it is incumbent on the Government to do all they can to ensure that firstly the support is there to help students to catch up and secondly that this is targeted to those who have unable to fully access online teaching resources over the last year.’