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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian backs Macmillan’s cancer nurse campaign at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament

Julian backs Macmillan’s cancer nurse campaign at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament

This week, Julian was one of over 200 Members of Parliament who came together to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s latest campaign. The charity used its well loved World’s Biggest Coffee Morning reception in Parliament to launch a new report “Cancer Nursing on the line”. The report calls for a Cancer Nurse Fund to invest in

Statement on government social care and health proposal

I support the broad principles and intentions behind the government’s plan for a reformed...

Back to school and supply chain issues

On Monday York’s children returned to school, beginning what will hopefully be a much...

York Press column – Afghanistan retreat and investment in York

Last week, I travelled to London for the emergency recall of Parliament to discuss...

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  • January 27, 2021

    York Press column – Flood risk returns as York rolls out the vaccine

    With the return of York’s flooding problem last week on top of covid, the resilience of our city is being given a real test. Of course, it has not been found wanting, and I pay a warm tribute to the City of York Council, Environment Agency and emergency services staff who are working to get […]
  • January 26, 2021

    HandyMag column – Vaccine rollout gives hope for 2021

    The plunge into renewed lockdown due to the vicious new strain of Coronavirus is an undeniably grim start to the New Year. My sympathy and thoughts are with all households directly impacted, and as a parent of young children with elderly parents living close to York, I know how much of a burden the restriction […]
  • January 25, 2021

    Julian applauds Vaccines Delivery Plan

    Julian has applauded the efforts of the Government’s Vaccines Delivery Plan – the biggest vaccination programme in British history – as new figures show the results of recent efforts to ramp up vaccine rollout.  Already in our area,142,882 vaccinations have been administered (as of Friday 22 January), as part of plans to vaccinate the top 4 […]
  • January 21, 2021

    York Outer flood risk update

    I am closely monitoring the situation, and have checked in with our local Environment Agency team about the steps they are taking. I aim to visit affected areas and examine the effectiveness of defences in person, covid rules allowing, as soon as possible. The River Ouse is rising to an estimated 4.5 to 4.7 metres […]
  • January 20, 2021

    Julian votes against government again on parliamentary control of trade agreements

    During yesterday’s debate on amendments to the Trade Bill made by the House of Lords, Julian voted against the government in favour of retaining a Lords amendment that would have guaranteed both Houses of Parliament a clear vote at the beginning and end of a trade deal negotiation. The regaining of full control over trade […]
  • January 15, 2021

    Askham Bar vaccination centre upgraded to new national vaccination hub for region

    I am delighted to hear that the Askham Bar vaccination site is being expanded to become a national vaccination centre, which shows the importance that is attached to ensuring a swift and comprehensive rollout of the vaccine to the medically vulnerable in our city and surrounding area. Although it is a long and hard road […]
  • January 14, 2021

    Julian pushes Ministers on strengthening parliamentary scrutiny of trade agreements

    This morning at Questions to the Secretary of State for International Trade in the House of Commons, Julian pressed the government to commit to ensuring Parliament has the final say when new trade deals are ratified. The regaining of full control over trade from the EU is one of the largest changes of the Brexit […]
  • January 13, 2021

    Julian presses Prime Minister on when vaccination progress will allow safe relaxation of restrictions

    Today at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, Julian questioned Boris Johnson about considering setting a target for when vaccination of the vulnerable is sufficiently advanced to allow for the easing of restrictions, to give people hope and emphasise that observing lockdown measures is leading somewhere. The vaccination programme has already injected nearly […]
  • January 13, 2021

    York Press column – We Must Not Lose Sight of Progress Amidst the Storm of the Resurgent Pandemic

    As we get back into what has unfortunately become well-rehearsed routines with the return of a national lockdown, it is imperative that we do not lose hope for 2021 amidst the storm of the resurgent pandemic. With three vaccines now approved and nearly one-hundred-and-fifty million doses secured, we can now begin to chart a course over […]
  • January 12, 2021

    Julian questions Health Secretary on ensuring equal vaccine access for York’s villages

    This morning, Julian asked Matt Hancock to ensure uniform access to the coronavirus vaccine, so those in outlying communities do not receive it behind those in urban centres. Vaccination in York is being organised across GP practices, with vaccination centres at Haxby Health Centre, and a mass vaccination site at Askham Bar managed by the […]