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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 visits York Caravan Park as part of English Tourism Week

March 24, 2023

As part of English Tourism Week, Julian visited York Caravan Park on Stockton Lane to discuss how they have recovered from the pandemic and how rising costs have impacted their business.

Holiday Parks and campsites contribute massively to the UK economy, with the UK Camping and Caravan Alliance reporting in 2019 that they generate £9.3 billion in visitor expenditure which equates to a staggering £5.3 billion in Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK economy, making up 8 per cent of the sector’s overall GVA of £64.7 billion.

Additionally, campsites and holiday parks support 171,448 FTE jobs in the UK, which boosts local economies and supports local businesses and communities. Julian was reassured to hear that between their site in Naburn and on Stockton Lane they were struggling to cope with demand.

Tourism is a valuable ‘soft’ power tool to the UK, attracting millions of people from all over the world to visit each year which subsequently benefits local communities through employment and contributions to the economy, roughly equating to £150 billion, with 3.4 million people employed in over 300,000 varied businesses.

Coordinated by VisitEngland and taking place from Friday 17 – Sunday 26 March, English Tourism Week is an annual celebration of the tourism industry, highlighting its importance to local economies and promoting the innovation, quality and range of products and services on offer to encourage more domestic breaks.

This year’s campaign is using the strapline ‘amazing’ to celebrate the amazing people, places, businesses, attractions, experiences and destinations that make up England’s tourism sector.