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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column: All action ahead of Easter

York Press column: All action ahead of Easter

It has been a jam-packed couple of weeks since my last column where I had an opportunity to reflect on the Chancellor’s Budget. I want to begin by highlighting the fantastic news that inflation has dropped to 3.4 per cent – the lowest in two and a half years. When the Prime Minister came to

Julian works with Parkinson’s UK

This week in Parliament, Julian had a really positive meeting with Laura from Parkinson’s...

Julian meets with Minister to discuss Renters (Reform) Bill

Alongside Andy Simpson of York Residential Lettings Association, Julian met with Jacob Young MP...

Julian supports Dogs Trust plea to end puppy smuggling

Julian has pledged his support on the issue of puppy smuggling today at a...

Category: News & Articles

  • August 22, 2023

    Julian backs Buy British button

    Ahead of his NFU roundtable with York farmers next month, Julian has joined over 100 MPs backing the #BuyBritishButton campaign. The ‘Buy British’ tab would collate produce from across the UK so customers have “greater power in their choices”, enabling them to support the nation’s farmers ‘quickly and easily’. Change could be achieved ‘by the […]
  • August 21, 2023

    Victory for Julian’s Access to Cash campaign

    Following his meeting last month with Andrew Griffith MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Julian was pleased to see the Government pledge to enshrine into law a maximum distance people can be from an ATM to access cash. This will help communities when the ‘last branch in town’ closes. If the nearest ATM is out […]
  • August 16, 2023

    York Press column: The pace of change can be frustrating

    One of the most frustrating part of politics is often the pace change comes. It can seem years go by where lobbying efforts only result in a glacial shift then all of a sudden there is a frenzy of activity.   Sometimes this concludes the campaign I have been fighting for, such as when I […]
  • August 13, 2023

    Julian says cheers to extension to takeaway pints

    After writing to the Chancellor last month requesting further support for pubs and breweries, Julian welcomes the extension of pandemic legislation allowing pubs to sell takeaway alcohol until 2025. Under the relaxed regulations, which were due to expire in September and will be extended in Parliament next month, any site permitted to sell alcohol on […]
  • August 8, 2023

    Julian slams blue badge access survey

    Julian has slammed a City of York Council consultation on restoring blue badge access to the city centre on the basis that the questions are flawed and do not allow any real scope of opinion. The consultation implies that the only options are keep access under the current arrangements or invite an attack on our […]
  • August 2, 2023

    York Press column: Raise a pint to devolution this Yorkshire Day

    With Yorkshire Day being celebrated across our region this week, it is perhaps apt to begin this column by discussing the biggest change to the political landscape of Yorkshire for generations. After all, Yorkshire Day began as a protest against local government reform of 1974 but I am hoping the reforms coming next year will […]
  • July 28, 2023

    Julian lobbies Chancellor for more support for pubs and breweries

    Ahead of the rate changes to Alcohol Duty next week, Julian has written to the Chancellor calling for further support for pubs to recognise them as valued community assets. The text of Julian’s letter is as follows: Dear Jeremy, Next week, the much awaited rate changes to Alcohol Duty come into effect. While welcome, they […]
  • July 27, 2023

    Julian meets with Minister to protect access to cash

    Last week, Julian met Andrew Griffith MP, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury to discuss his Access to Cash campaign. In recent months and years, Julian has become increasingly concerned by diminishing cash points around York and Britain more generally. This direction of travel leaves several groups behind with few options. Accessing cash is paramount […]
  • July 26, 2023

    AI scholarship boost for University of York

    Julian was very pleased to receive the news from the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology that the University of York has received funding for scholarships as part of the government’s AI and Data Science Conversion Course programme. The University of York will receive £610,000 in government scholarship funding for the 2023-24 academic […]
  • July 19, 2023

    York Press column: Parliament heating up ahead of summer recess

    Once again, it’s been a very busy last couple of weeks in Parliament, and in the constituency. As you may be aware, last week saw the process of ‘Parliamentary ping-pong’ begin regarding the Illegal Migration Bill.  As is to be expected with a piece of legislation this detailed and with such far reaching consequences for […]