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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 1, 2020

    Julian’s statement on tonight’s vote on Covid-19 tier restrictions

     “After long and careful thought, I very reluctantly decided to vote for the new tiers system tonight. I am painfully aware of the social and economic harm that the continued restrictions are doing, and am voting on the explicit basis of clear commitments I have been given after a lengthy conversation today with the Chancellor, […]
  • December 1, 2020

    Julian calls for an overhaul of how we Tax Beer and Pubs

    At today’s Treasury Questions, Julian made it clear that now is the time to address an issue that was long overdue prior to the pandemic, namely overhauling how we tax beer and pubs. Pubs are community assets and real ale is a fantastic product; both need protecting. Julian would like to see current proposed changes […]
  • November 27, 2020

    BBC Radio York – York in Tier 2 and the ‘Substantial Meal’ rule

    Yesterday, Julian joined Jules Bellerby on BBC Radio York to discuss his disappointment that York will be exiting national lockdown restrictions into Tier 2 on December 2, his initial thoughts on next week’s vote on the tier system, and his very serious concerns regarding the effect of the so-called ‘substantial meal’ rule on York’s hospitality […]
  • November 26, 2020

    Julian raises serious concern over ‘substantial meal’ rule

    Amidst the overall disappointment that York will be leaving national lockdown restrictions on December 2 into Tier 2 (High Alert), Julian has particular concern regarding the so-called ‘substantial meal’ rule requiring food to be purchased with an order of an alcoholic drink. Julian believes landlords and breweries have already made considerable sacrifices this year as […]
  • November 26, 2020

    Julian opposes York tier 2 decision – demands path to tier 1 from Health Secretary in Commons

    Julian has challenged the Health Secretary in the House of Commons on the government’s announcement this morning that the City of York will be placed in tier 2 (high alert) restrictions when the renewed national lockdown expires on 2nd December. York’s virus rate is now down to 132 per 100,000, on the latest figures the […]
  • November 25, 2020

    Julian receives confirmation from the Chancellor of funding to build a new station in Haxby

    Julian has today received confirmation from the Chancellor that the Government will provide the funding to open a new railway station in Haxby.  Julian has been campaigning for the scheme since he was first elected in 2010 and has lobbied Ministers in support of City of York Council’s bid to the Government’s New Stations Fund, […]
  • November 24, 2020

    Yorkshire Post column – Why Rural Policing Matters

    This time last year I was in the midst of campaigning for the 2019 General Election speaking to residents across York Outer about the core policies within Conservative Party manifesto that addressed the issues that matter most to voters. Earlier this month at Home Office Questions, I asked Priti Patel MP for an update on […]
  • November 23, 2020

    Julian wants York in tier 1 restrictions from December – presses Health Secretary at new restrictions announcement

    During today’s announcement on the return to a regional tiered system when national lockdown measures expire on 2nd December, Julian pushed the Health Secretary on the necessity of the hard work of York residents in getting the virus down being rewarded by movement out of the higher tiers towards looser restrictions. The placing of areas […]
  • November 18, 2020

    York Press column – York must reopen safely in December

    As the nights draw in, and we pass the halfway point in this month’s renewed lockdown, we can at least take comfort from some glimmers of light – the growing chance of a vaccine, and the new weapon of 15-minute tests, which can allow for mass localised testing of communities. Last week’s announcement by the […]
  • November 13, 2020

    Julian welcomes £650k Government funding boost for cycling and walking projects in York

    Julian has today welcomed the news that York is to get a share of £175 million of funding that has been announced by the Government to help local authorities improve infrastructure for cycling and walking in their area.  The fund is specifically designed to improve road safety for cyclists and pedestrians, with potential projects including […]