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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

  • December 19, 2020

    Julian’s statement on revised Christmas restrictions

    “After an incredibly tough year, I understand these changes to household mixing over the festive period will be hard for families and friends who were looking forward to seeing each other for Christmas. While the last-minute nature of the changes is less than ideal, I believe that the updated restrictions are necessary when facing a […]
  • December 18, 2020

    Julian welcomes boost to City of York budget next year

    Julian has welcomed the Government’s announcement that City of York Council will see its budget boosted by five per cent next year, as part of the Conservatives’ commitment to level up local services across the country and give them the resources they need to support their communities as we recover from the pandemic. Local authorities […]
  • December 17, 2020

    Julian presses Health Secretary on tiers criteria for York during tiers review statement

    At today’s update on tiered restrictions in the House of Commons, Julian questioned Matt Hancock on which virus criteria York will have to improve on to be able to move down from tier 2 to tier 1 measures, once the current virus surge ends. This was the first of regular fortnightly reviews of tier positions […]
  • December 16, 2020

    York Press column – As we say goodbye to 2020, we look to 2021 with hope and optimism

    Although for many it may seem much longer, last weekend marked one year since the 2019 General Election. While nobody could have predicted how 2020 would unfold, it still remains the honour of a lifetime to have been elected for a fourth consecutive term and to continue serving the residents of York Outer as I […]
  • December 15, 2020

    Julian questions Ministers on saving York businesses through allowing trading as normally as possible

    Today in the House of Commons, ahead of Wednesday’s review of tiered covid restrictions, Julian again pressed Ministers at the Department for Business on the reality that many local businesses have to be able to resume conventional trading without further weeks of higher tier restrictions, but with covid-secure measures, to avoid going under. At Questions […]
  • December 15, 2020

    Julian calls for the Chancellor to support Small Breweries

    Julian has joined calls for the Chancellor to reconsider changes to a scheme which has transformed the small brewing sector in the UK. A joint letter signed by Julian and 102 other MPs argues that changing Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR) will put a great British success story under threat at a time when many businesses […]
  • December 10, 2020

    Over £3.49 million of new upgrade funding for York Hospital and Yorkshire Ambulance

    Julian has warmly welcomed the news that the government has allocated over £3.49 million to York Hospital Trust, and £148,000 to the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, to pay for 21 upgrade and refurbishment projects across the Trust, and one for the Ambulance. This funding is York’s share of £600 million the government has assigned for important […]
  • December 10, 2020

    Julian meets with new Heslington data technology business

    Last week, Julian had an interesting and productive online meeting with Hublsoft, a new tech business based on the York University campus. Hublsoft aims to simplify the world of ‘big data’, and help customers to extract value from their own data, competing directly with the major American tech firms in this important and growing market. […]
  • December 9, 2020

    Julian supports submission of East-West devolution model

    After months of preparation, today the plans for an East-West model for North Yorkshire devolution were formally submitted for consideration by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The bid has broad support from businesses across the region, including Hudson Moody estate agents, Browns of York department store, web development agency Netsells, and the […]
  • December 2, 2020

    York Press column – Getting York out of tier 2 and improving local policing

    With Christmas just weeks away, I suspect many will be approaching this year’s festive season with mixed feelings. On the one hand, we will be able to see loved ones over the big days 23rd-27th December. On the other hand, the limitation to three households will be painful and difficult for many, and I appreciate […]