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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

  • February 2, 2021

    Julian Questions Minister On Ensuring Welfare of Armed Forces Personnel Assisting With Vaccine Rollout

    In the House of Commons yesterday, York Outer MP Julian Sturdy questioned Defence Ministers on ensuring that the service personnel who are assisting with the vaccine rollout across the country are receiving the support they would expect if stationed at barracks. Over 5,000 Armed Forces personnel are currently deployed on the largest ever peacetime resilience […]
  • January 29, 2021

    York’s 1st covid cases 1 year on – York Press article

    The confirmation of York’s first coronavirus cases on Friday 31st January 2020 already feels much longer than a year ago. We had all seen the reports of coronavirus in China, but this news made it suddenly very real, that this potential threat to our community was already here. As these were the first British cases, […]
  • January 28, 2021

    Government responds to Julian’s call for lockdown ending plan to track vaccination progress

    I welcome the Prime Minister’s confirmation yesterday that the government has scheduled the last week of February to set out its plan to safely end lockdown, on the basis of progress on the vaccine rollout, acting on requests made by me and parliamentary colleagues, but will wait to see what the detail means for York […]
  • January 28, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    In North Yorkshire and York, more than 126,000 of our most vulnerable residents, those aged over 80 and in care homes as well as care home staff, have now been vaccinated – one sixth of the population. Residents and staff in all of the county’s 235 residential care settings, apart from those settings with outbreaks […]
  • January 27, 2021

    York Press column – Flood risk returns as York rolls out the vaccine

    With the return of York’s flooding problem last week on top of covid, the resilience of our city is being given a real test. Of course, it has not been found wanting, and I pay a warm tribute to the City of York Council, Environment Agency and emergency services staff who are working to get […]
  • January 26, 2021

    HandyMag column – Vaccine rollout gives hope for 2021

    The plunge into renewed lockdown due to the vicious new strain of Coronavirus is an undeniably grim start to the New Year. My sympathy and thoughts are with all households directly impacted, and as a parent of young children with elderly parents living close to York, I know how much of a burden the restriction […]
  • January 25, 2021

    Julian applauds Vaccines Delivery Plan

    Julian has applauded the efforts of the Government’s Vaccines Delivery Plan – the biggest vaccination programme in British history – as new figures show the results of recent efforts to ramp up vaccine rollout.  Already in our area,142,882 vaccinations have been administered (as of Friday 22 January), as part of plans to vaccinate the top 4 […]
  • January 21, 2021

    York Outer flood risk update

    I am closely monitoring the situation, and have checked in with our local Environment Agency team about the steps they are taking. I aim to visit affected areas and examine the effectiveness of defences in person, covid rules allowing, as soon as possible. The River Ouse is rising to an estimated 4.5 to 4.7 metres […]
  • January 20, 2021

    Julian votes against government again on parliamentary control of trade agreements

    During yesterday’s debate on amendments to the Trade Bill made by the House of Lords, Julian voted against the government in favour of retaining a Lords amendment that would have guaranteed both Houses of Parliament a clear vote at the beginning and end of a trade deal negotiation. The regaining of full control over trade […]
  • January 15, 2021

    Askham Bar vaccination centre upgraded to new national vaccination hub for region

    I am delighted to hear that the Askham Bar vaccination site is being expanded to become a national vaccination centre, which shows the importance that is attached to ensuring a swift and comprehensive rollout of the vaccine to the medically vulnerable in our city and surrounding area. Although it is a long and hard road […]