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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 22, 2020

    BBC Radio 4 – Farming Today

    Julian appeared on this morning’s edition of Farming Today on Radio 4 to talk to Charlotte Smith about the letter he has sent to George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in his capacity as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture. In the letter, […]
  • May 21, 2020

    Julian leads calls for Agriculture Bill boost to genetic innovation post-Brexit

    An influential grouping of cross-party MPs and Lords is calling on the Government to support changes to the Agriculture Bill which would pave the way for the UK to ditch damaging EU rules blocking access to precision breeding tools vital for agricultural improvement at home and overseas. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Science and […]
  • May 15, 2020

    Julian writes to Chancellor to request urgent clarification on furlough scheme on behalf of York hospitality and tourism businesses

    Julian has today written to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to ask for urgent clarification on the planned extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until the end of October.  In his letter, Julian urged the Government to take a sector-by-sector approach, stating that some sectors should be encouraged to return to work safely as soon […]
  • May 15, 2020

    Julian Supports Community Radio

    Julian recently wrote to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to request swift and urgent support for community radio stations. For the majority of communities, the only dedicated local broadcaster they have comes from community licensees. In these unprecedented times, there has never been a greater need for local radio. In York we […]
  • May 14, 2020

    Julian votes against government to defend UK food standards in future trade deals

    During yesterday’s final House of Commons debate on the Agriculture Bill, Julian spoke and voted against the government line, by supporting an amendment requiring that food imports under future post-Brexit trade agreements meet British animal welfare, environmental and plant health standards. The Agriculture Bill creates the first independent UK farming and environmental policy for 47 […]
  • May 13, 2020

    Julian Sturdy MP welcomes Government decision to dismiss Askham Bog planning appeal

    Julian Sturdy has today received notification from the Housing Minister, Christopher Pincher MP, that the long-running campaign to prevent the development of land adjacent to Askham Bog has been successful.  Following a recommendation from the Planning Inspector, the Minister has decided to dismiss the developer’s appeal against City of York Council’s decision to refuse permission […]
  • May 7, 2020

    Julian presses Housing Secretary to back York Central project ahead of York Council meeting

    Ahead of tonight’s City of York Council executive meeting, Julian has written to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, for assurances that Government funding for the York Central development remains in place. Julian believes that as soon as it is appropriate a contractor should be appointed by the York […]
  • May 6, 2020

    Julian Raises Impact on Home Working Caused by Rural Broadband with Minister for Digital Connectivity

    Julian raised the issue of how poor rural broadband can impact an employee’s capacity to work from home throughout the Covid-19 outbreak with the Minister for Digital Connectivity, Matt Warman MP, during a Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport telephone surgery. Concerns were brought to Julian by a resident of Hessay who noted that […]
  • May 5, 2020

    Green Waste Collections To Resume After Lobbying By Julian and Cllr Paul Doughty

    After lobbying City of York Council to reverse their decision to close household waste and recycling centres as well as cancel green waste collections, Julian welcomes news that usual service will be resuming within the next fortnight after working with Cllr Paul Doughty to raise the concerns of residents. Julian and Cllr Doughty had been […]
  • May 5, 2020

    Julian Asks Secretary of State for Education about Laptop Provision for Home Learning

    Julian Sturdy, Member of Parliament for York Outer, was today the first MP to participate in a new look virtual Education Questions in the House of Commons.  Mr. Sturdy used his question to raise the concerns of local Headteachers regarding the resources available to disadvantaged students whilst they are studying at home.  It comes after […]