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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

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...

Julian calls for new wind farm subsidies to be scrapped

June 4, 2015

Julian has today pressed the Government on when it intends to ban lucrative taxpayer funded subsidies to onshore wind farms.

The York Outer MP asked “In welcoming the Government’s commitment to end any new subsidy for onshore windfarms, which have marched across Yorkshire like a plague of locust in recent years with a number of applications in my constituency on greenbelt land. Can the Leader of the House provide me with a clear timeframe of when these proposals will be implemented?”

Responding to Julian’s question, the Leader of the House, Chris Grayling, said “Well Mr Speaker, can I say with the issue of onshore wind, I am delighted that we now have a Conservative Government, not a Conservative Government with Lib-Dem attached, is over this whole issue of onshore wind farms, which in my view have to be handled with the utmost care.”

“I know this is something that my Honourable Friend the new Secretary of State is looking at very carefully. I will make sure his concerns are drawn to her attention, and I expect her to bring forward a new approach at an early opportunity”.

Following the debate, Julian said “I am pleased that the Government are now able to act on this important issue. Whilst it is important that we have a diversified energy mix, I would like to see our resources better used in other green energy industries that do not spoil the countryside, such as improving solar panels on brownfield sites, or tidal and wave energy technology.

“I will continue to hold the Government to account on this important issue. York is one of the most picturesque cities anywhere in the country and I will do everything I can to make sure that we protect our surrounding countryside for the benefit of future generations.”