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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

  • April 28, 2021

    Nestle jobs announcement

    This is very concerning news for those affected, and I am already in touch with Nestle arranging an urgent meeting, at which I will press them to make the very best arrangements for local employees. I understand these proposals are still at consultation stage, and I expect Nestle to ensure this is a meaningful process […]
  • April 23, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    This is my first coronavirus update since non-essential retail reopened and hospitality businesses could open outdoors. It is great to see York with a renewed buzz and that the overwhelming majority of residents are enjoying the return of pubs, cafes and restaurants responsibly. While we may be enjoying a coffee or a pint outside with […]
  • April 21, 2021

    York Press column – Reopening York for good

    With the reopening of non-essential shops, hospitality and sports facilities on 12th April, and lengthening hours of sunlight, life and energy does now seem to be returning to our city as we head towards the fairly normal summer we all deserve. Like many residents, I have enjoyed a long-overdue haircut, and the hitherto-forbidden privilege of […]
  • April 20, 2021

    Julian presses Foreign Office ministers on food security and climate change

    Julian this morning questioned Foreign Office ministers in the House of Commons about ensuring that the challenge of global food security is kept at the heart of government action on climate change and international aid. At Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Julian asked: “A major hurdle in reducing […]
  • April 20, 2021

    Julian urges Health Secretary to prevent rise in non-covid deaths from NHS pandemic disruption

    In the House of Commons yesterday afternoon, Julian pressed Matt Hancock on the NHS catching up with non-covid medical conditions to prevent rising deaths from other diseases, now virus deaths have fallen so low. Throughout the pandemic, Julian has lobbied government to ensure the right balance is struck between beating coronavirus in York, and not […]
  • April 16, 2021

    Julian meets with TIER and welcomes e-bikes to York

    After a successful six months in our city, Julian met with representatives from Tier to test drive their e-scooters and learn about their plans for expansion within the city, which include the introduction of e-bikes. With an ever-expanding area of coverage and an fleet continually increasing in size, e-scooters and e-bikes offer a green alternative […]
  • April 12, 2021

    Updated Lockdown Guidelines

    From today, there has been a further easing of lockdown restrictions as we enter step two of the Prime Minister’s roadmap meaning: Non-essential retail will reopen. Hairdressers and barbers can reopen. Gyms and indoor swimming pools can reopen. Pubs, restaurants, bars and cafes can reopen serving customers outside. Venues can also offer takeaway alcoholic drinks […]
  • April 9, 2021

    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 […]
  • April 8, 2021

    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 serves has published a report stressing government needs to better support the severely impacted supply chain of food and drink businesses to protect jobs and livelihoods, as the hospitality sector re-opens from 12th April. The ‘Covid-19 and the issues of security […]
  • April 7, 2021

    £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 and heritage organisations and independent cinemas as they reopen and recover from coronavirus. This is part of the £400 million in grants and loans being delivered to over 2,700 organisations across England, to help cultural and heritage organisations reopen and thrive […]