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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 7, 2021

    York Press column – Get Change Right with East-West

    With many years of talk regarding devolution, you would have been excused for thinking it was never going to happen; but with the Government’s levelling up agenda accelerating plans it is now undeniable that change is coming to North Yorkshire.   The Government are currently consulting on proposals for unitary authorities, which would together create […]
  • April 1, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    Since my last weekly vaccine update, family and friends have been able to enjoy the warm weather meeting up outside in groups of up to six. At York’s several vaccine sites, preparations have been made to prepare for April – the month of second doses – and we have seen rates of full vaccination steadily […]
  • March 31, 2021

    Julian visits Haxby pharmacy vaccination centre

    On Saturday morning, Julian visited the vaccination centre set up by York pharmacy group Citywide Health on The Village in Haxby, to see the important role smaller sites are playing in the covid vaccine effort. Open since 25th February, the site has injected over 8000 patients during the last 4 weeks. Situated in a residential […]
  • March 29, 2021

    Updated Lockdown Guidelines

    From today, there has been a further easing of lockdown restrictions which means: Up to six people or two households can meet outside Outdoor sport and leisure facilities can reopen Organised outdoor sport can resume Outdoor parent and child groups are allowed with up to 15 parents Everyone should still work from home if they […]
  • March 26, 2021

    Julian votes against renewing government covid powers for 6 months

    Last night, Julian voted against the government on its motion to extend emergency powers to impose restrictions under the Coronavirus Act for a further 6 months. He did so on the basis that this period goes far beyond the end of the government’s roadmap for lifting all legal limits on social contact from 21st June, […]
  • March 24, 2021

    York Press column: One Year on from Lockdown

    Yesterday marks the anniversary of the Prime Minister first instructing us all to ‘stay at home’ on 23rd March 2020. It seems difficult to believe that the normal lives we took for granted have been suspended for that long, and I think few of us would have believed anyone who had told us at the time […]
  • March 24, 2021

    Statement on John Lewis store closure

    While no brand has been immune to the challenges of the last year and the ongoing trend towards online retail, since opening in 2014 John Lewis has been a key anchor of the Vangarde Retail Park and has been warmly welcomed by local residents. I have already been in touch with John Lewis about their York […]
  • March 23, 2021

    Julian lobbies Business Secretary for travel sector support and against summer holiday ban

    Today in the House of Commons, Julian pressed the Business Secretary to provide targeted support to travel businesses if the government maintains the current covid holiday travel restrictions through the summer. In recent days, Ministers have refused to rule out retaining travel restrictions, despite the success of the government vaccination programme, with half of all […]
  • March 19, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    As the key dates for easing lockdown measures at the end of March and mid-April edge closer with each passing day, it is reassuring to learn that the vaccine rollout remains on track to reach national targets of offering everyone in the top nine priority groups their first dose by the end of April with […]
  • March 17, 2021

    £297,000 government funding for York air quality project

    Julian has welcomed the award of £297,237 from the Department of the Environment’s Air Quality Grant Scheme to City of York Council. This funding will pay for an examination of how to reduce pollution from goods vehicles. There will be a feasibility study on lowering emissions from first and ‘last mile’ light goods deliveries, and […]