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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...

Category: News & Articles

  • January 6, 2021

    Parliamentary approval of new lockdown regulations

    I reluctantly supported the imposition of renewed lockdown measures in the House of Commons this evening, on the basis that the enormous spike in infections driven by the more contagious new variant of the virus leaves us with no alternative. Our local case rate has spiralled from 65 per 100,000 just before Christmas to approaching […]
  • January 6, 2021

    Lockdown education and exams announcement

    “I welcome the Education Secretary’s clarification today that GCSE and A-level grades will be awarded this summer via teacher assessment in place of cancelled exams. This gives certainty to pupils, parents, and teachers, and should avoid any repeat of last summer’s attempt to impose grades via algorithm, with schools instead trusted this year to fairly […]
  • January 5, 2021

    Financial Support For Businesses During Lockdown

    As with the original lockdown, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has put in place a comprehensive plan to ensure businesses are supported through this next stage of the pandemic. Retail, hospitality and leisure business premises forced to close can claim a one-off grant of up to £9,000.The one-off additional grant each business premises will receive depends […]
  • January 5, 2021

    Lockdown Rules and Guidelines

    Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night, England will enter another national lockdown from the early hours of tomorrow although everyone is urged to follow guidance from now. This new lockdown see the return and reinforcement of the ‘Stay At Home’ messaging which was originally introduced in March when measures were first put in place. […]
  • January 4, 2021

    Statement on New National Lockdown Measures

    After the challenges and hardships of the last year, it is very disappointing to be re-entering lockdown and experiencing the sacrifices associated with it. However, with York’s escalating case rate it was inevitable that further measures would be needed locally to suppress the virus. I am particularly concerned regarding the return to virtual distanced learning […]
  • January 1, 2021

    York Press: New Year Message

    After a very tough 2020, more than ever I want to wish all York residents a very Happy New Year, in the hope that things can only get better. Coronavirus has meant sacrifices from the public on a scale not seen since the Second World War. I extend my deepest sympathy to families directly impacted, […]
  • December 30, 2020

    York into tier 3 and schools reopening

    “The move into tier 3 is unquestionably a major blow for the city, especially our large hospitality sector now forced to close, but given York’s virus rate has rocketed from 65 to 240 per 100,000 in just two weeks, is sadly unavoidable. Tiers continue to be reviewed every two weeks, and we still have the […]
  • December 30, 2020

    My vote for the Brexit trade agreement

    “Today, I will happily vote in favour of the trade and cooperation agreement the government has concluded with the EU, securing ongoing free trade and friendly collaboration with our European neighbours, while regaining full national independence, and allowing our country to seek out new opportunities in the wider world. This sensible agreement draws a line […]
  • December 29, 2020

    York Press column: The New Challenges Ahead Must Not Dull Our Optimism for the New Year

    After months of hard graft by York residents abiding by unwelcome yet necessary restrictions, the festive season has been accompanied by a worrying spike in local coronavirus cases amidst the backdrop of the discovery of a worryingly more infectious strain of the virus.   It was only a fortnight ago that I raised York’s excellent progress […]
  • December 21, 2020

    Julian welcomes York coronavirus vaccination centre at Askham Bar

    Having pressed the Health Secretary via a written parliamentary question earlier this month on the timeline for opening a York vaccination centre, I am delighted eligible residents will begin receiving their vaccine locally this week. The initial wave of vaccinations was being directed for our region from Leeds and Hull, so I know it will […]