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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...

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  • May 13, 2022

    Julian tests out new electric Royal Mail vehicles at Huntington

    Yesterday Julian visited the Birch Park delivery office in Huntington to check out the 28 new electric Royal Mail delivery vans now distributing post across York, as part of the site’s move towards all-electric delivery. 13 dual charging posts have now been installed, making this one of 45 sites nationwide being upgraded to accommodate the […]
  • May 11, 2022

    Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech but cautions that more needs to be done to protect living standards

    Julian has welcomed the Queen’s Speech, read in Parliament yesterday by Prince Charles, which set out the Government’s legislative programme for the coming year. The Speech set out nearly 40 bills that will be put before Parliament in this session, delivering on some of the Government’s main priorities. A Levelling-Up and Regeneration Bill will give […]
  • May 10, 2022

    Julian visits York flood defences on upper River Ouse

    Last week Julian visited flood defence sites in the upper reaches of the Ouse, checking the progress of work to control the flow of water downstream towards York. He toured defence sites on the edge of the North York Moors around Swainby with local Environment Agency officials, obtaining a clear picture of how the city’s […]
  • May 4, 2022

    York Press column: Working Together in the Public Interest

    As the latest session of Parliament came to a close ahead of next week’s Queen’s Speech, I was proud to make significant progress in my campaigns on two crucial issues: the risk posed by antibiotic resistance and the imbalance between rural and urban economies.  Both developments were spearheaded in my role as Chairman of All-Party […]
  • May 4, 2022

    Julian leads MPs in pressing Prime Minister for rural economy Queen’s Speech commitment

    Julian has led over 30 cross-party MPs and peers in writing to the Prime Minister requesting new plans to unleash the economic potential of rural regions like North Yorkshire are included in the forthcoming Queen’s Speech. Last week the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Business, which he chairs, launched a comprehensive report based on its […]
  • April 27, 2022

    Julian backs York railway HQ bid in Parliament

    Yesterday, Julian joined North Yorkshire MPs in strongly backing York’s application in the competition to become the headquarters for the new national rail body Great British Railways, during a debate in Parliament. Having organised a similar debate making York’s case in November 2021, Julian vocally supported the arguments made by his fellow city MP Rachael […]
  • April 21, 2022

    Statement on Prime Minister’s referral to Committee on Standards

    This week the fallout from the ‘Partygate’ scandal continued to mar parliamentary proceedings with questions now being raised about whether the Prime Minister’s actions amount to contempt of the House of Commons. There is sufficient doubt over claims made at the despatch box by the Prime Minister that the Committee on Standards will now investigate. […]
  • April 20, 2022

    York Press column – Renewing York after a normal Easter

    I could not begin without addressing last week’s ‘partygate’ developments. It is incredibly concerning the Chancellor and Prime Minister have been found to have breached coronavirus regulations on 19th June 2020. We rightly expect the highest level of conduct from elected officials, and I fully share the anger expressed by the many constituents who have […]
  • April 11, 2022

    Julian submits to government consultation on future pandemic-style threats

    Julian has contributed a comprehensive evidence submission to the government’s consultation on development of a new Biological Security Strategy. This refreshed plan is designed to secure the United Kingdom against biological risks, including future coronavirus-style events, animal and plant diseases, biological warfare, and antibiotic resistance. Julian was asked to submit in his capacity as long-term […]
  • April 6, 2022

    York Press column: Making sure our city is welcoming to all

    It is with great sadness that I write another column with the Ukraine conflict ongoing as it means the suffering of innocent men, women and children has continued for another fortnight.   Against the backdrop of Russia’s heinous aggression, I have been moved by the outpouring of kindness and generosity from constituents who have registered for […]