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Julian Sturdy

Conservative Party Candidate for York Outer
Any reference to Julian Sturdy being a Member of Parliament on this website predates the dissolution of Parliament and the 2024 General Election campaign

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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...

Covid-19 and future of food supplies – Yorkshire Post Letter to the Editor

March 31, 2020

Dear Sir,

The ongoing coronavirus disruption and public anxiety over supermarket food stocks throws an important new light on the recent debate about the protection of British food production from low-quality imports under post-Brexit trading arrangements.

The current situation demonstrates the value of maintaining a strong UK food and farming sector, so that our national food security does not depend on long international supply chains, which can clearly prove fragile at times like these. These insights must inform future policy as we go forward from the present emergency.

From the farmers and food processors still labouring as designated ‘key workers’, to the many local butchers, bakers and brewers setting up special deliveries for customers in their neighbourhoods who are having to stay home, in Yorkshire and elsewhere we are seeing the value of small-scale and regional supply chains that can be relied on for food and drink when all else fails.

I and many other MPs have already been pressing the government for the strongest possible assurances that Britain’s world-leading animal welfare and environmental food standards will not be eroded by a wave of cheap imports, with the situation created by the virus outbreak only strengthening these arguments.

I hope the government will learn this lesson, and I will continue to push on this.

Yours sincerely,

Julian Sturdy
Member of Parliament for York Outer