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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Action on post-Brexit science, environment and rural business

Action on post-Brexit science, environment and rural business

Last week, Julian spent some of his time in Westminster addressing the important issues of future environmental and agriculture policy post-Brexit, safeguarding UK crop science as we leave the EU, and support for rural businesses. On Tuesday, in his capacity as Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture, he chaired

Julian Welcomes School Funding Announcement

Julian has welcomed the Department for Education’s recent announcement on school funding and described the...

Julian wears it pink for breast cancer fundraiser

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

On Tuesday, Julian was elected to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee of...

Julian reacts to High Court decision on Leeds Children’s Heart Unit

March 7, 2013

Julian has today welcomed a High Court’s decision in favour of the Leeds-based ‘Save our Surgery’ campaign, in their case against the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts.

Last year, as part of the Safe and Sustainable Review, the JCPCT decided, based on a points-scoring assessment, that the Leeds Unit should be closed. The ‘Save our Surgery’ campaign group, which wants to prevent the closure of the Leeds Unit, legally challenged the JCPCT’s decision, as it was felt that they had gone through the process with a predetermined outcome in mind.

Julian, who has been working very closely with the ‘Save our Surgery’ campaigners, had this to say:

“I am absolutely delighted to hear that the High Court have ruled in favour of the Save Our Surgery campaign and have found the JCPCT’s original decision to be flawed. This is testament to the hard work of families from across Yorkshire who have been campaigning tirelessly to keep the Leeds Unit open.

“It seems clear that the High Court’s decision is in agreement with the campaigners who believe the JCPCT treated the Safe and Sustainable review as a ‘rubber stamping’ process to achieve a predetermined outcome. The ramifications of the Court’s decision are still unknown and there is very clearly a lot of work still to be done in order to keep the Leeds Unit free from closure. However, today’s decision is a fantastic step in the right direction and a vindication for all those who passionately believe that the Leeds Unit should have a future. It’s clearly cause for some celebration.”