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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

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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 raises York city centre Blue Badge ban in Parliament

July 14, 2022

Yesterday, Julian raised several recent controversial decisions by City of York Council regarding city centre parking provision with the Minster for Disabled People, Chloe Smith.

Following the council’s decision in November to remove the exemption for blue badge holders to park in pedestrianised zones and the planned closure of Castle Car Park which would result in the loss of 31 disabled parking spaces, Mr Sturdy asked the Minister if the Government agrees with him that city centres should remain accessible to all.

After questioning the Minister, Julian said:

I was pleased to hear the Minister agree with me that the city centre in York should be fully accessible to all local residents and visitors and in many ways I am alarmed that we are even having to have this conversation.

I have been contacted by numerous constituents who feel extremely frustrated by the council’s actions on city centre parking provision which is not only making life much more difficult for blue badge holders, but also for anyone in York Outer who due to lack of alternative transport relies on driving into the city centre to work and access vital amenities.

As the Minister said in her response to my question, local authorities have obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and I look forward to having further discussions with Ministers as to how City of York Council can be held to these obligations.”