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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Reopening our city

York Press column – Reopening our city

With the reopening of cafes, eateries, pubs, libraries, cultural venues, and tourist facilities this coming Saturday, following the opening of non-essential shops on 15th June, York will start returning to something like its normal bustle. I know many will have been relieved by being able to more effectively support loved ones in single households, including

Julian hails new Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

“I have represented a number of local residents over several years who are either...

Julian Welcomes Re-Opening of York’s Vital Tourism Sector

Julian Sturdy MP has welcomed the re-opening of the tourism sector on 4 July,...

Julian Backs Re-Opening of Gyms and Leisure Centres

Julian has recently been contacted by Duncan Bannatyne asking for assistance in reopening gyms...

Julian Raises Impact on Home Working Caused by Rural Broadband with Minister for Digital Connectivity

May 6, 2020

Julian raised the issue of how poor rural broadband can impact an employee’s capacity to work from home throughout the Covid-19 outbreak with the Minister for Digital Connectivity, Matt Warman MP, during a Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport telephone surgery.

Concerns were brought to Julian by a resident of Hessay who noted that not all the village would benefit from the installation of a fibre cabinet. The resident was understandably concerned about this and Julian probed the Minister as well Openreach for an explanation.

The Government are committed to closing the connectivity gap between rural and urban communities to ensure no one is disadvantaged due to where they choose to make their home but initiatives will never be successful if our villages are only partially connected. Julian has asked the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for their assessment on how rural broadband has impacted employees ability to work from home and probed Openreach to discover if they plan to ultimately connect all of Hessay to the fibre cabinet.

Julian will continue to make the case for our villages and hamlets to benefit from the same broadband speeds as urban settlements. If you are experience any issues with your internet provision, please get in touch so Julian can take up your case.