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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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  • March 26, 2022

    Julian supports English Tourism Week with visit to Yorkshire Air Museum

    After a difficult two years due to lockdowns and restrictions, Julian enthusiastically supported Visit Britain’s English Tourism Week which aims to shines the spotlight on an industry which supports millions of jobs and local economies right across the country. In York, Julian was spoilt for choice for attractions to visit but opted to tour Yorkshire […]
  • March 23, 2022

    Julian welcomes Spring Statement boost for local households

    Given rising living costs driven by economic dislocation from the pandemic, exacerbated by the impact of the Ukraine war, I am glad the Chancellor today brought forward measures to address this, and will push him to do more wherever necessary. I welcome the 5p fuel duty cut, which should save car drivers £100 and van […]
  • March 23, 2022

    Julian calls for faster processing for Ukrainian refugees’ visa applications

    Building on his repeated efforts to ensure Ukrainian refugees fleeing war can find swift sanctuary in the United Kingdom, Julian asked the Prime Minister today for a change of policy for managing visa applications which would allow refugees to arrive in the country while their application is being processed. At Prime Minister’s Questions, Julian raised […]
  • March 23, 2022

    York Press column – York must look forward for future prosperity

    While in recent weeks I have successfully focused on pushing the government to drastically step-up its provision for Ukrainian refugees to match the ambition of our wider response to Putin’s aggression, I have also continued working for our city in other areas. In advance of the Chancellor’s Spring Statement today, I thought it was important […]
  • March 18, 2022

    Julian visits York College to celebrate partnership with Persimmon Homes

    Julian visited York College to celebrate its partnership with Persimmon Homes who had donated 10,000 bricks to support the training and assessment of the next generation of construction professionals. The bricks, enough to build a large three-bedroom house, will be put to use helping students and apprentices develop the skills they need to begin a […]
  • March 11, 2022

    Julian welcomes Minister to York to gain support for job-creating green science business project

    Today, Julian hosted the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, George Freeman at the Dunnington Biorenewables Development Centre, having worked with York University to invite him to visit this part of their ground-breaking BioYorkshire project. BioYorkshire aims to create 4000 skilled, high-wage jobs and put York at the heart of the growing bioeconomy sector, which […]
  • March 10, 2022

    Pressure from Julian leads to change in policy for Ukrainian refugees

    After urging the Home Office to act faster and drop restrictive bureaucracy to help Ukrainian refugees, Julian was pleased to see a concession announced today allowing Ukrainians with passports to complete their biometrics in the United Kingdom rather than at a visa centre.  While welcome news, more must be done and change must come at […]
  • March 9, 2022

    York Press column – York stands with Ukraine

    Tragically, since my last column, war has once again returned to Europe with the wicked and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by Putin’s forces. With many wanting to help the millions of innocent Ukrainians who are enduring unimaginable suffering, it was a privilege to join Rachael Maskell MP, the Archbishop of York, the Lord Mayor of […]
  • March 8, 2022

    Julian calls for more action to help Ukrainian refugees

    At an Urgent Question today, Member of Parliament for York Outer, Julian Sturdy, called for the Home Office to speed up the United Kingdom’s efforts to welcome refugees from war torn Ukraine by abandoning the bureaucracy that has led to a backlog of applications. Last week, Julian was one of the first backbenchers to write […]
  • February 25, 2022

    Statement on new sanctions against Russia and why we need to do more

    Having woke yesterday to the distressing news that conflict had once again returned to Europe, I wholeheartedly back the Government’s punishing sanctions against Russia but still believe we can do more. The Government have further tools to isolate Russia at their disposal and must not wait any longer to deploy them. This heinous act of […]