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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian questions Ministers on flood defences south of York

Julian questions Ministers on flood defences south of York

Julian this morning asked Ministers about the resilience of flood defences, and emphasised the need to remember smaller communities south of York when drawing up flood protection plans. In the House of Commons during questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, Julian said: “Hard flood defences like the

Julian visits Copmanthorpe Pharmacy to encourage residents to ‘Stay Well this Winter’ and ‘Think Pharmacy First’

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Julian Pledges his support to help campaigners save New Earswick Swimming Pool

Last Saturday, Julian visited New Earswick Swimming Pool where he met with campaigners, pool...

Julian visits Haxby fish and chip shop for Small Business Saturday 2017

Julian today paid a visit to the award-winning Millers fish and chip shop in...

Julian welcomes Northern England transport funding commitment

October 3, 2017

Julian has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement of extra funding to improve regional rail and road links, which could provide significant benefits for York and North Yorkshire.

Speaking yesterday at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, Philip Hammond announced that the government will allocate £300 million to adapt infrastructure on the new HS2 line so it can be linked with future Northern Powerhouse Rail services. This would be designed to ensure faster train services between York and the other great Northern cities of Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool, as well as better connections south to the Midlands and London.

The Chancellor also earmarked £100 million for 33 schemes to improve local roads by reducing congestion and increasing access to workplaces and new housing, 10 of which will be in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Commenting after the announcement, Julian said: “I am glad to see the Chancellor commit £300 million to help connect York and other Northern cities to HS2, delivering on the Conservative election commitment to invest in our region’s railways. This can help our city share in the benefits of HS2, both in terms of economic opportunities, and better transport connections for local residents.

Having long campaigned for improvements to York’s roads, I am also pleased to see new money announced to fund local road projects in Yorkshire and Humber. I will be looking closely at the details of these funding announcements, and pressing the Chancellor to make sure our city’s transport infrastructure gets the new investment it needs.”