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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

There is no point pretending last week’s heavy by-election losses do not send a serious message to the government. Defeated in both a traditionally very ‘safe’ rural West Country seat and urban West Yorkshire, my party is clearly struggling to retain public confidence across a diverse swathe of communities. My thoughts on how our leadership

Haxby Railway Station one step closer with successful Restoring York Railways bid

Following months of intense lobbying in Westminster supporting City of York Council’s bid for...

Julian backs precision breeding law to ensure food security and protect the environment

This week, Julian used the first House of Commons stage of the government’s Genetic...

York Press column – Action on Education

Every child deserves a first-class education to equip them with the skills to pursue...

The fight over illegally tethered horses goes on

February 18, 2013

The campaign over the problem of illegally tethered horses in York continues to rumble on and last week Julian meet with David Bowles, Head of Public Affairs at the RSPCA to raise the matter once more.

Following the meeting, Julian said “Discussions centred around three major areas on which to tackle this highly visible horse crisis affecting not only York but the whole Country. Firstly consider trying to reduce the supply of horses coming into the Country as numbers have jumped over the last few years, secondly making it an offence to deliberately abandon horses on private and public land through better definition of fly grazing in the animal welfare act and thirdly reinstatement of the National Equine Database. The last point I have raised directly with DEFRA ministers, because to my mind without a national database, horse passports are ineffective and enforcement is much more difficult and I don’t think we should give local trading standards any reason to duck this difficult issue.”