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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian joins Lobular Moon Shot Project

Julian joins Lobular Moon Shot Project

Julian has joined over one-hundred Members of Parliament backing the Lobular Moon Shot Project to improve research funding into lobular breast cancer. Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer (ILC) is the 2nd most common type of breast cancer. 3.75 million people will be diagnosed with this cancer in the next 10 years, yet ILC currently has no specific treatment and behaves

Julian unites with Cancer Research UK

Julian marked World Cancer Day at a special Cancer Research UK event at Westminster...

Julian supports deposit return scheme to keep York tidy

Julian attended a parliamentary drop-in session to discuss hosted by “Reloop” and “Keep Britain...

Julian writes to FCA urging better protection for village banking services

Julian joined 56 other Members of Parliament in penning a letter to the Chief...

Julian welcomes his horse welfare laws coming into force today

May 26, 2015

Legislation introduced by Julian before the General Election to protect horses from neglect is due to come into force today.

The Control of Horses Act 2015 will dramatically shorten the time it takes to rescue abandoned horses from over two weeks to just four days. The Act will also extend the protection of the law to horses on both public and private land, and will allow rescued horses to be gifted to animal welfare sanctuaries for the first time.

Visiting the Equestrian Centre at Askham Bryan College, Julian said “It is fantastic news that farmers and local councils will now have the tools they need to rescue horses that are being illegally fly-grazed. I was fortunate enough to have received the full support of a wide range of animal welfare and countryside organisations, who were united in their goal to see these changes brought into force.

“There is now no excuse for allowing horses and ponies to be abandoned to a lifetime of neglect and I hope to see many more animals rehomed in the near future.”

If you have seen any horses that may be being neglected, please do get in touch and Julian will do everything he can to make sure that the animal’s best interests are being looked after as a priority.

Julian pictured with local farmer, David Shaw, whose crops were destroyed by fly-grazed horses.

Watch Julian’s video with the NFU below: