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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

“Given the amazing success of the booster programme in protecting York households, and the latest encouraging virus data, I am glad the government has decided to let current ‘Plan B’ measures expire at the end of this month. Although I have serious concerns about the Prime Minister’s judgement on other matters, I think he has

Julian welcomes Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

I am delighted by the recent news that the life-changing Kaftrio modular therapy has...

York Press column – Finally we are learning to live with covid

As we move through the cold days and early evenings, we have the significant...

Statement on alleged Downing Street Parties

The recent revelations about the party in the garden of Number 10 on the...

Category: News & Articles

  • May 26, 2021

    Julian welcomes major Government funding boost for TransPennine Route

    Julian has today welcomed the Government’s announcement that £317 million will be invested in the North TransPennine railway between Manchester and York, with funding specifically to accelerate the electrification of the busy line between York and Church Fenton. This work will be carried out ahead of the promised full electrification of the line, the case […]
  • May 25, 2021

    Julian backs Environment Bill amendments to fight deforestation

    Today, Julian has added his name to proposed amendments to the new draft environment law, to create tough new requirements to tackle deforestation overseas in regions like the Amazon. The Environment Bill creates British replacements for the EU environmental rules and regulation structures that we have left as part of the Brexit process, and creates […]
  • May 20, 2021

    York Press column – Don’t delay, get your jab when you are eligible

    With the reopening of indoor hospitality this week and the bulk of local businesses trading once more, it truly feels as if we are emerging from our nearly five-month long lockdown hibernation in anticipation of a summer of fun and festivity.   In the House of Commons, there is also a feeling of renewal with […]
  • May 19, 2021

    York Press article – Ensuring access to GP appointments

    While York’s GPs have done an amazing job arranging vaccination, and continuing to attend to residents throughout the pandemic, it is clear that a number of people have found it hard to access local medical attention. Having already raised the matter with the leadership of Vale of York NHS CCG, the local umbrella body for […]
  • May 11, 2021

    Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech

    Julian has welcomed today’s Queen’s Speech, outlining the government’s draft laws and proposals for the new session of Parliament. The Speech focused on the government’s plan to spread economic growth and opportunity more fairly across all regions of the country, fight crime with tougher sentences, widen home ownership, create new adult retraining and skills options, […]
  • May 6, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    Following a rain filled Bank Holiday weekend, the days when hospitality businesses can open indoors can’t come soon enough. May will also see a boost to our local vaccine supply which should see vaccination centre stay on course to hit all targets to the end of July. In the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and […]
  • May 5, 2021

    York Press column – Nestle news must not hold back York’s recovery

    Although most York residents will have enjoyed a well-earned bank holiday, this will sadly have been a worrying time for Nestle employees given the company’s decision to shed 98 roles at its Haxby Road site, as part of a wider big investment in our city. I am available to assist all impacted constituents, and on […]
  • April 30, 2021

    Julian questions Transport Secretary on foreign travel reopening

    Yesterday, Julian questioned the Transport Secretary on the need to provide urgent clarification for both holidaymakers and businesses in the wider travel industry on how the Government’s proposed traffic light system for foreign travel is going to work. Speaking in the House of Commons, Julian said it was essential for the Government to publish detailed […]
  • April 29, 2021

    Julian discusses Pet Thefts with Home Secretary

    Julian welcomed the Home Secretary Priti Patel MP as well as Philip Allot, the Conservative candidate for Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in North Yorkshire, to Red House Kennels and Cattery near York to discuss dog theft. The Home Secretary confirmed that a major Government meeting is shortly taking place between different departments, including DEFRA […]
  • April 29, 2021

    BBC Radio York – Julian discusses Nestle Investment and Job Losses

    Julian spoke to Georgey Spanswick on BBC Radio York to discuss the recent announcement that Nestle will be investing an additional £20.2 million into their York site to boost KitKat production via machine upgrades and efficiencies. Sadly these improvements mean that 98 workers will be made redundant. £20 million is a significant investment to the […]