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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian Visits Award Winning Miller’s Fish & Chips in Haxby

Julian Visits Award Winning Miller’s Fish & Chips in Haxby

On Friday Julian met with Nick, David and Lesley Miller who run their family business, Miller’s Fish and Chips, from their shop in the centre of Haxby. Miller’s Fish and Chips recently picked up the ‘Best in North East England’ title as well as third place for Independent Takeaway Fish & Chip Shop of the

Julian voices local concerns in Parliament over Strensall Barracks closure plans

Yesterday, Julian spoke up for local residents affected by the planned closure of Strensall...

Update on broadband roll-out in York Outer

Julian Sturdy recently organised a meeting with Superfast West Yorkshire and BT to discuss...

Julian Presses Prime Minister on CAMHS Waiting Times

Today Julian shone the spotlight on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in...

Julian signs Book of Commitment ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day

January 26, 2017

On Wednesday, Julian signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment at the House of Commons. In doing so, he pledged his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, and to honouring those who died, and those who survived and seek to educate younger generations about the reality of hatred and genocide.

Holocaust Memorial Day is marked on 27th January each year, the anniversary of the liberation of the notorious Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the location of the largest act of mass murder in history. The event commemorates the Holocaust, and subsequent genocides, and encourages people to understand the impact of these crimes, and appreciate the lessons the experience of the Holocaust has for today’s world. The theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is “How can life go on?” focusing on what happens after genocide, and our responsibilities in the aftermath of such a catastrophe.

The Chief Executive of the Holocaust Memorial Trust, Karen Pollock MBE, said “Our mission is to educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance. We are very grateful to Julian for signing the Book of Commitment, signalling a continued commitment to remembering the victims of the Holocaust as well as challenging antisemitism, prejudice and bigotry in all its forms”.

Julian said “Holocaust Memorial Day is an important time for people in York Outer and across the United Kingdom to reflect on the events of the Holocaust, and what they mean for the world today. We must never forget the enormity of the destruction and suffering these evil acts inflicted. As the Holocaust moves out of the realm of living memory, it becomes all the more essential that we remember the victims, and acknowledge those that survived. I would encourage my constituents to show their support for this important project.”