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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Statement on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

Statement on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

A moment of sorrow for the entire nation, as we mourn the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh. My thoughts are with the entire Royal Family today, but especially the Queen who was married to Prince Philip for over seven decades. It is always a tragedy to lose your partner and I offer my utmost

Julian’s parliamentary committee presses government to aid covid-hit wholesale and suppliers sector

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee on which Julian...

£2.9million funding boost for York’s cultural and heritage sites

Julian has welcomed the announcement that York will receive £2,965,522 to support iconic cultural...

Local Coronavirus Update

Since my last weekly vaccine update, family and friends have been able to enjoy...

Category: News & Articles

  • October 22, 2020

    Julian welcomes winter cash boost for City of York Council

    Julian welcomes the news that City of York Council is being allocated £940,000, as its share of £1 billion in extra funding for local authorities to manage the added pressures of winter. The funding has not been ring-fenced, meaning local leaders will be able to determine how to spend the additional funding in order to […]
  • October 21, 2020

    Julian quizzes Boris Johnson on York covid tier 2 restrictions at Prime Minister’s Questions

    At Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon, Julian called for the government to share more evidence on why York was put into tier 2 covid restrictions from last Saturday, set out a roadmap for how the city can escape by driving cases down, and introduce greater support for businesses impacted. Tier 2 (high alert) is the […]
  • October 21, 2020

    York Press column – East/West delivers the best devolution deal for York

    After years of discussion and debate, it seems that we are finally about to close the gap with many urban areas around the country and secure a devolution deal for York and North Yorkshire. The Government sees the introduction of a mayor and combined authority as a good opportunity to look again at the other tiers of […]
  • October 19, 2020

    Julian welcomes funding for York from the £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund

    Julian has welcomed grants awarded through the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help music venues, theatres and museums face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic as well as to ensure they have a sustainable future. In total, over £1.9million was awarded across York. The following grants were awarded in our city: Fulford […]
  • October 15, 2020

    Julian voices concerns as York enters ‘high’ Covid alert level

    Julian has today voiced his concerns after the Government announced that York would join much of the rest of the North in the second tier of Covid-19 restrictions. The change will mean that people will be prevented from socialising indoors with people from outside of their household or support bubble, with potentially severe consequences for […]
  • October 14, 2020

    Julian presses Treasury Ministers on special support for hospitality businesses under new 3-tier covid restrictions

    Julian yesterday pushed Treasury Ministers on providing targeted support for businesses that could suffer a significant loss of trade without benefiting from the enhanced government support for businesses that have to close altogether, under the new ‘3 tier’ plan to contain rising coronavirus cases. To control Britain’s share of the ongoing Europe-wide surge in covid […]
  • October 13, 2020

    Julian votes against government on Lords Agriculture Bill amendments to protect UK food standards

    During last night’s consideration of House of Lords proposed changes to the Agriculture Bill, Julian spoke and voted against the government to demand stronger guarantees on the protection of UK food standards against lower-grade imports in future trade agreements, while also supporting sensible improvements made by the government to the overall Bill. The Agriculture Bill […]
  • October 12, 2020

    Yorkshire Post article – Why East-West is the best devolution plan for York and North Yorkshire

    After years of discussion and debate, it seems that we are finally on the verge of closing the gap with many urban areas around the country and securing a devolution deal for York and North Yorkshire. The creation of a combined authority, headed by an elected mayor, would mean an additional layer of local government […]
  • October 10, 2020

    York Press column – Striking the right balance to tackle rising covid

    As the autumn weather sets in, our city is experiencing a noticeable uptick in the incidence of coronavirus as part of a national and Europe-wide trend, although mercifully significantly below those other parts of Northern England now under special restrictions. With no vaccine so far, the hard truth is that any increase in social interaction […]
  • October 9, 2020

    Julian visits new Fulford care home

    Julian recently visited the new Ouse View care home for a socially-distanced tour of the facilities. After two years of construction, the Fulford home formally opened its doors to resident admissions on September 1st this year. It has capacity for residential and dementia care for 64 people. Julian said: “It was a pleasure to visit […]