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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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  • September 8, 2021

    Back to school and supply chain issues

    On Monday York’s children returned to school, beginning what will hopefully be a much less disrupted year of education. Parliament also sits again from 6th September, and I have hitherto been working from York, addressing a large volume of local casework, and getting out and about across the city. Like other parents, I have seen […]
  • August 26, 2021

    York Press column – Afghanistan retreat and investment in York

    Last week, I travelled to London for the emergency recall of Parliament to discuss the victory of the Taliban in Afghanistan. This closes a saga dating back to that September morning in 2001 when Western democracies learned we faced a murderous threat that could theoretically strike anywhere, anytime. The menace behind the need for anti-terror […]
  • August 18, 2021

    Recall of Parliament over Afghanistan

    Today I have been in London for the emergency recall of Parliament to discuss the victory of the Taliban in Afghanistan. I listened carefully to the Prime Minister’s statement, and in particular to the well-informed and moving contributions by those MPs who served there as members of our armed forces. The terrible scenes from Kabul […]
  • August 16, 2021

    Julian welcomes major investment of £500k to upgrade roads across York

    Julian Sturdy, Member of Parliament for York Outer, has today welcomed a landmark new investment of £500k to upgrade roads across York, as the Government works to level up transport across the country. This important new funding will help cut congestion, boost safety, and reduce journey times and emissions across York, supporting both the economy […]
  • August 11, 2021

    York Press Column – After 18 months of disruption, now is the time to invest in education

    Regular readers of this column will know that I have been concerned about the impact of Covid restrictions across many areas, but perhaps the most alarming and long lasting impacts have been to our children’s education. With children losing nearly a third of learning time since the pandemic began, the Government now has three principal […]
  • August 2, 2021

    133,100 homes and businesses in West and North Yorkshire to benefit from broadband upgrade

    People across York Outer are set to benefit from a lightning-fast broadband boost, as 133,100 rural homes and businesses in West and North Yorkshire are set to get access to the fastest broadband speeds on the market thanks to the Conservative Government’s £5 billion plan to level up internet access across the UK. The Project […]
  • July 30, 2021

    £34 million flood defence investment for York

    Julian has welcomed yesterday’s confirmation by the Environment Secretary of funding to support the ongoing upgrade of the city’s flood defences. The government’s flood and coastal erosion investment plan for 2021-27 will invest £5.2 billion in flood protection nationwide, with over £860 million being spent in 2021-22 on defence schemes overseen by the Environment Agency. […]
  • July 29, 2021

    Secondary schools in York Outer to benefit from Conservative Government’s £200 million summer school programme

    Julian has welcomed the announcement that Joseph Rowntree School, Manor Church of England Academy and Vale of York Academy are among the 2,820 secondary schools across England that will be hosting a summer school over the school holidays, as part of the Conservative Government’s £200 million Summer School programme. The summer schools will provide a […]
  • July 29, 2021

    York Press column – Self-isolation rules must not derail York’s recovery

    While the lifting of restrictions on social interaction from 19th July has meant York can begin to enjoy a summer closer to normality, the impact of covid measures remains very concerning for our city. Just as local businesses are beginning to rebuild from the devastating impact of 16 months of disruption, they are being hit […]
  • July 27, 2021

    86 extra police officers North Yorkshire

    Julian has welcomed the announcement that 86 police officers have been recruited in North Yorkshire since September 2019, bringing the total number of officers up to 1,536. The latest figures are part of the Conservative Government’s drive to get 20,000 more police officers on the street by 2023. In total, an extra 9,814 police officers […]