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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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  • February 24, 2022

    Statement on Russian invasion of Ukraine

    Britain and her allies must be unequivocal in our unrelenting support for Ukraine and our strong condemnation of Russia’s evil and unprovoked aggression. The West will proudly stand shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine and will not let Putin’s wicked tyranny succeed. Putin may think he can act with impunity, but we must respond robustly by […]
  • February 23, 2022

    York Press Column: The Government must be prepared to take a strong stance with Russia over Ukraine

    Regular readers of this column will perhaps be a little surprised to see that this week my focus has turned to foreign policy. Generally speaking, I try to concentrate on the issues that are most relevant to people in York. Normally these are national or local in nature, such as how we respond to the […]
  • February 23, 2022

    Julian leads debate on improving national food security while protecting environment

    Yesterday, Julian organised and led a parliamentary debate calling for the government to support ‘sustainable intensification’ in British farming, to produce more food in the UK without damaging the environment. This is particularly important for North Yorkshire given the region’s world-famous landscapes and large agricultural sector. Growing global populations mean the world needs to increase […]
  • February 21, 2022

    Julian welcomes end of covid rules and additional booster for vulnerable

    Having argued strongly in recent months that the vaccine/booster shield can now allow us to move from restrictions to normality, with targeted protections for the vulnerable, I welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement today that all remaining virus restrictions will end this Thursday 24th under the new ‘living with covid’ plan. Given the vital importance of […]
  • February 21, 2022

    York flood risk update

    I am closely monitoring the developing situation, and encourage any York Outer residents with concerns about flooding or flood defences to contact me. The River Ouse is already above the level that causes property-level flooding and waters are estimated to peak at around 4.5 metres tomorrow afternoon, below earlier predictions of a peak at over […]
  • February 14, 2022

    22,000 York residents assisted by 10 years of pension automatic enrolment

    Julian has welcomed new statistics showing 22,000 people across the city have gained the financial security of a workplace pension in the ten years since automatic pension enrolment was introduced by the Conservative-led Coalition government. This is part of a huge nationwide increase in pension coverage as a result of this policy, with  participation in […]
  • February 9, 2022

    York Press column – What does ‘levelling up’ mean for York?

    Amidst our pandemic response, there has been a core theme underlying all Government policies – levelling up. While admittedly we may not have settled on an agreed definition, I think we all instinctively know what it means and believe it is needed.  As an MP, I am privileged to regularly visit schools and businesses, and […]
  • February 8, 2022

    Statement on Incident involving Sir Keir Starmer outside Parliament

    The violence and aggression directed towards Sir Keir Starmer yesterday evening by anti-vax protesters was disgraceful. No one serving in a public role should have to worry about facing harassment and intimidation. I would like to thank the police for their swift action to keep the Leader of the Opposition safe. Any smears against Sir […]
  • February 5, 2022

    Julian backs York to be new home of Great British Railways

    Julian has eagerly welcomed the formal launch of the competition to find a home for Great British Railways and enthusiastically backs York as the ultimate choice. As part of the Conservative Government’s commitment to level up the country, the new Great British Railways HQ will be based outside of London and bring a number of […]
  • February 3, 2022

    Julian welcomes energy bills support – urges government to do more

    Given the looming danger of unprecedented energy bill rises driven by unusual global economic factors after the pandemic, I am glad to see the Chancellor announce a £350 per household support package, and want him to remain ready to take further decisive action as required. The April £150 non-repayable council tax rebate for homes in […]