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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

  • November 12, 2020

    Julian pushes Cabinet Office Ministers on listening to York’s leaders over future local coronavirus restrictions

    This morning in the House of Commons, Julian asked Ministers at the Cabinet Office to listen carefully to feedback from City of York Council and other local authorities when deciding on the future shape of coronavirus measures in the city, when the current national lockdown expires on 2nd December. At Questions to the Minister for […]
  • November 11, 2020

    Julian lobbies Boris Johnson on easing York covid restrictions in December and local 15-minute mass testing at PMQs

    Today, at Prime Minister’s Questions, Julian pressed Boris Johnson on the importance of York returning to the lowest tier 1 level (medium alert) of restrictions when the renewed national lockdown expires on 2nd December in line with the fall in the virus locally, and asked him to call on City of York Council to accept […]
  • November 10, 2020

    Julian questions Health Secretary on ensuring new 15 minute coronavirus tests come to York

    This afternoon in the House of Commons, Julian pushed the Health Secretary to confirm York’s allocation of new rapid turnaround coronavirus tests, to help the city manage the issues created by having to protect a large student population alongside permanent residents. The Health Secretary updated the House on encouraging progress towards a coronavirus vaccine, and […]
  • November 10, 2020

    Julian presses Ministers on easing lockdown to save local businesses

    Today in the House of Commons, Julian Sturdy questioned Ministers in the Department for Business on lifting restrictions after this month’s lockdown to help York businesses survive. At Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Julian Sturdy asked: “The government’s new support measures for businesses provide a genuine lifeline, however […]
  • November 9, 2020

    Julian presses Home Secretary for commitment to rural police services

    Julian asked the Home Secretary, Priti Patel MP, for a commitment that new North Yorkshire Police recruits would be used to improve rural police presence rather than be purely focussed on city centres. This follows reports of a break in at Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy in Strensall and York’s Conservative Councillors raising reports of antisocial […]
  • November 6, 2020

    Julian helps deliver government concessions on UK food standards in Agriculture Bill

    Having rebelled against the government in successive votes on the Agriculture Bill to demand stronger guarantees on the protection of UK food standards against lower-grade imports in future trade agreements, Julian has welcomed concessions by Ministers to strengthen independent scrutiny of the effect of trade deals, and create a legal duty on government to report […]
  • November 6, 2020

    Position on November coronavirus lockdown

    On Wednesday I reluctantly voted in favour of the new national restrictions, lasting from 5th November until 2nd December. Although the government’s decision is in line with that taken by our European neighbours, with France, Germany and Spain all imposing tough new measures, I have significant reservations about the impact on households and the economy. […]
  • November 5, 2020

    York Press column – New lockdown tests our city’s resolve

    This weekend it is Remembrance Sunday, and although York’s traditional commemoration is sadly curtailed by coronavirus, our thoughts will still turn to those from our community who endured great trials to preserve our way of life, a reminder that the people of York do not give up easily. The return to national lockdown this week […]
  • October 31, 2020

    Julian’s Initial Reaction to Second Lockdown Announcement

    Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of the entirety of England entering heightened lockdown restrictions commencing Thursday, I understand and share the concern of many residents. The focus of this second lockdown is to protect the capacity of our local NHS services and keep hospitals open for other care. If trends in COVID hospital cases across […]
  • October 29, 2020

    Julian joins All-Party Group on Motor Neurone Disease

    Following the incredibly moving BBC documentary Rob Burrow: My Year With MND, Julian has joined the All Party Parliamentary Group on Motor Neurone Disease. The purpose of the group is to increase awareness and understanding of MND amongst parliamentarians and to campaign for better access to high quality services for people affected by MND. For […]