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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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

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

Julian pushes Ministers on strengthening parliamentary scrutiny of trade agreements

This morning at Questions to the Secretary of State for International Trade in the...

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...

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...

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  • July 29, 2020

    £500,000 in targeted funding for North Yorkshire Police from new government Safer Streets Fund

    North Yorkshire Police has been awarded £548,980 as its share of the government’s new £25 million Safer Streets Fund. The Safer Streets Fund was an important Conservative manifesto commitment at the December 2019 general election to improve general security in communities especially impacted by ‘acquisitive crime’ such as car theft, robbery and burglary. This is […]
  • July 29, 2020

    York Press column – Business boost and government investment will revive York after coronavirus

    As we approach August, the absence of a virus flare-up thus far has allowed the careful easing of lockdown to proceed apace, with the reopening of leisure centres, gyms and beauticians, the return of sport, and live indoor performances. Sadly, York City lost out on promotion in their first post-lockdown match last weekend, despite a […]
  • July 28, 2020

    Julian welcomes continued positive trend in redressing school funding imbalance

    The Department for Education have announced the latest round of per-pupil school funding increases for the 2021-22 academic year, which includes a 4.5% average increase for schools in the York Outer constituency.   This builds on a 6% per-pupil funding boost already announced for the 2020-21 school year and compares to a national average of 3%.   […]
  • July 24, 2020

    Government investment in Transpennine rail line

    Julian Sturdy MP has welcomed the announcement that the Government will provide £589 million to begin vital upgrades on the Transpennine main line, benefitting passengers and businesses in York  The line, which connects Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester will bring significant improvements for passengers, while at the same time boosting local economies. The most congested section […]
  • July 21, 2020

    Julian votes against government on parliamentary scrutiny of trade agreements

    During yesterday’s debate on the Trade Bill, Julian voted against the government line, supporting an amendment to strengthen procedures for Parliament to scrutinise trade agreements negotiated by the government. The Trade Bill is an important consequence of the Brexit process, giving the UK government the tools to run an independent trade policy and sign trade […]
  • July 18, 2020

    BBC Radio York – Julian discusses Parliament Moving to York

    Julian spoke to Georgey Spanswick on Breakfast on BBC Radio York to discuss the revelation that York is being considered as a site for Parliament while the Palace of Westminster is renovated. Speaking to the York Press on this issue, Julian said: “While we should always be careful about drawing conclusions from leaked information, the […]
  • July 17, 2020

    £1.39 million in new funding for York Council to meet coronavirus costs

    Julian has welcomed the news that City of York Council is being allocated £1.39 million, as its share of new £500 million funding from government to help local authorities cope with the additional costs created by the coronavirus emergency. This latest cash injection means City of York Council has now received over £11.9 million to […]
  • July 12, 2020

    Julian raises concerns over slow re-opening of York schools

    Julian Sturdy MP has welcomed the Government’s announcement that all year groups will be returning to school from the beginning of September. He has however raised concerns brought to him by parents that too few primary schools in York are currently opening their doors to all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Although […]
  • July 10, 2020

    All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture Annual Report

    In July, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture, of which Julian is Chair, recently published their Annual Report 2018-19. Julian wrote the following as an introduction: “As ever, I am grateful to Members and Stakeholders who have contributed to our busy work programme over the past year, addressing many of the […]
  • July 8, 2020

    Julian welcomes Chancellor’s boost for York’s economy, furloughed workers and young jobseekers

    “As someone who has been pressing for York’s large hospitality and tourism sector to get the support it needs to rebuild, I am delighted the Chancellor has listened by cutting VAT from 20% to just 5% for food and drink, accommodation and attractions. This is just the kind of decisive measure that can make a […]