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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

  • March 14, 2021

    Letter to Hospitality Businesses

    This week Julian wrote to hospitality businesses across the constituency to ask for their views on the Prime Minister’s roadmap for easing lockdown and the support announced in the Budget to help inform his lobbying efforts going forward. If you have not received a letter or are not currently accessing your premises, and you operate […]
  • March 12, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    As each week goes by, our amazing vaccine rollout programme goes from strength to strength with over twenty-three million vaccine doses having been administered across the country. In North Yorkshire and York alone, over 375,000 people have been inoculated, including 38,000 of my constituents in York Outer. Within the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group […]
  • March 10, 2021

    York Press column – The End of the Pandemic is Finally in Sight

    Since my last column, the Prime Minister’s roadmap to ease lockdown and the Chancellor’s Budget have provided the detail we have been longing for as to how we will bounce back after the pandemic. Both provide great clarity and offer optimistic reassurance to families, students, businesses and workers that 2021 will see normality return across […]
  • March 9, 2021

    Julian visit local brewery Ainsty Ales

    As part of his ongoing discussions throughout the pandemic with York’s important hospitality and leisure sectors, Julian visited Ainsty Ales in Acaster Malbis on Friday to meet with their owner and Managing Director, Andy Herrington. Founded in 2014, Ainsty Ales has won an array of accolades for their high-quality beers quickly joining the ranks of […]
  • March 4, 2021

    Budget 2021: Protecting the Jobs and Livelihoods of the British People

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, has delivered a Budget that meets the moment and sets us on a course to recover from the pandemic. WHERE WE ARE: We are providing £407 billion of support for families, jobs and businesses, more than almost any other country in the world. Despite the unprecedented support, […]
  • March 3, 2021

    Julian welcomes Budget for York’s recovery

    I warmly welcome the comprehensive extension of emergency covid jobs and business support, but this must not detract from the urgent need to safely return to normal trading conditions, facilitated by successful vaccination. It is a relief predictions of peak unemployment of nearly 12% have been revised to 6.5%, giving hope of a solid recovery. […]
  • March 1, 2021

    Julian questions Education Secretary on support for students who have fallen behind over the pandemic

    Today, Julian has asked the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson what he is doing to target support to students most affected by the impacts of the pandemic. Welcoming the Government’s announcement of additional funding to provide catch-up courses over the summer, he encouraged Ministers to make an effort to bridge the growing educational divide and ensure […]
  • March 1, 2021

    Julian visits Askham Bar Vaccination Site

    Following the announcement over the weekend that the UK’s vaccine programme had reached another milestone with over twenty million people having received at least one vaccine dose, Julian visited York’s Askham Bar vaccination site to see how the rollout is being managed locally. The Askham Bar site is quite unique in many ways, in the […]
  • February 26, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    It is incredible news that nearly sixty thousand people in York have received a dose of a coronavirus vaccine contributing towards the world leading total of over eighteen million vaccines administered nationwide. This means one in three adults have now been inoculated. Within the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group area, 98.6% of those over […]
  • February 24, 2021

    York Press column – York’s path to normality and mental health investment

    While the toll of coronavirus remains very great, with the successful completion of the first phase of the vaccination programme, and the Monday 22nd unveiling of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we now seem to be at the turn of the tide. A new study from Imperial College London shows infections have fallen by […]