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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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

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

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...

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)...

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

Julian has today voiced his concerns after the Government announced that York would join...

Category: News & Articles

  • April 1, 2020

    York Press column – Unity and self-discipline will get us through Coronavirus

    A month on from my last column on overcoming Yorkshire’s flooding challenges, our community and country now faces an even sterner test. The necessary restrictions on movement, and closure of public spaces make this in some ways the most serious emergency our nation has ever faced. Even on the brink of invasion in 1940, schools, […]
  • March 31, 2020

    Covid-19 and future of food supplies – Yorkshire Post Letter to the Editor

    Dear Sir, The ongoing coronavirus disruption and public anxiety over supermarket food stocks throws an important new light on the recent debate about the protection of British food production from low-quality imports under post-Brexit trading arrangements. The current situation demonstrates the value of maintaining a strong UK food and farming sector, so that our national […]
  • March 26, 2020

    Julian writes to the Foreign Secretary to urge him to send repatriation flights to Australia and New Zealand

    A number of constituents who are struggling to return home to the UK have contacted Julian for assistance as flights from most destinations are now becoming limited or unavailable. Yesterday, Julian wrote to the Foreign Secretary on behalf of his constituents in Australia and New Zealand calling for the Government to organise repatriation flights, while […]
  • March 25, 2020

    Cross-party group of 12 Yorkshire MPs write to Housing Minister to oppose Askham Bog development appeal

    Julian, together with 11 other MPs from across Yorkshire, has today written to the Housing Minister to oppose the development of 516 homes on land adjacent to the Askham Bog Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Last year, the planning committee of City of York Council unanimously rejected the application after concerns were raised by […]
  • March 25, 2020

    Julian writes to the Chancellor to urge him to provide more support to the self-employed

    Julian has today written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak to ask that the self-employed are given Government backed support that is comparable to that already announced for businesses and employees. Under the measures currently announced, the self-employed will benefit from Employment Support Allowance being made available from Day 1 and the removal […]
  • March 16, 2020

    Coronavirus outbreak

    I know many residents will feel some concern given news about the spread of coronavirus. I want all constituents to know that I am here to help in any way I can. I am already assisting a number of constituents who have got in touch with me regarding aspects of the coronavirus situation, and I […]
  • March 11, 2020

    Julian welcomes York Central funding announcement

    Julian has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement in the Budget that he has approved an investment, potentially totalling £77 million, from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to unlock the York Central brownfield site. Julian had previously raised delays to the approval of the funding on the floor of the House of Commons and was due to […]
  • March 11, 2020

    Julian welcomes Budget to beat coronavirus and spread prosperity

    “I am reassured by the £30 billion assigned to cushion the impact of the coronavirus outbreak across the economy, public services and families. The Chancellor said that our NHS will be given whatever it needs to fight coronavirus, with £5 billion assigned immediately to a COVID-19 response fund to support the health service, local authorities […]
  • March 9, 2020

    Julian welcomes ‘Shared Rural Network’ to improve rural mobile coverage

    Julian has welcomed today’s announcement of a scheme to extend mobile coverage in hard-to-reach rural areas, thanks to a major new deal between the government and UK mobile network operators. The ‘Shared Rural Network’ will mean that high quality 4G coverage will be available for 95% of the UK by 2026. 4G mobile coverage is […]
  • March 4, 2020

    York Press column – Flooding tests our Yorkshire grit

    Our city has now endured over two weeks of flooding and high water levels, thankfully escaping the worst impacts that have hit other parts of Yorkshire and the country, unlike in 2015. The torrent has of course been hugely distressing for those directly affected, and disruptive for us all, but so far the extensive readiness […]