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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Statement on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

Statement on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

A moment of sorrow for the entire nation, as we mourn the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh. My thoughts are with the entire Royal Family today, but especially the Queen who was married to Prince Philip for over seven decades. It is always a tragedy to lose your partner and I offer my utmost

Julian’s parliamentary committee presses government to aid covid-hit wholesale and suppliers sector

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee on which Julian...

£2.9million funding boost for York’s cultural and heritage sites

Julian has welcomed the announcement that York will receive £2,965,522 to support iconic cultural...

Local Coronavirus Update

Since my last weekly vaccine update, family and friends have been able to enjoy...

Category: News & Articles

  • July 12, 2020

    Julian raises concerns over slow re-opening of York schools

    Julian Sturdy MP has welcomed the Government’s announcement that all year groups will be returning to school from the beginning of September. He has however raised concerns brought to him by parents that too few primary schools in York are currently opening their doors to all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Although […]
  • July 10, 2020

    All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture Annual Report

    In July, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture, of which Julian is Chair, recently published their Annual Report 2018-19. Julian wrote the following as an introduction: “As ever, I am grateful to Members and Stakeholders who have contributed to our busy work programme over the past year, addressing many of the […]
  • July 8, 2020

    Julian welcomes Chancellor’s boost for York’s economy, furloughed workers and young jobseekers

    “As someone who has been pressing for York’s large hospitality and tourism sector to get the support it needs to rebuild, I am delighted the Chancellor has listened by cutting VAT from 20% to just 5% for food and drink, accommodation and attractions. This is just the kind of decisive measure that can make a […]
  • July 5, 2020

    Julian Backs Radical Move To Change To Laws On Wills

    Julian Sturdy is backing a campaign by  Rachel Roche, the award winning York based solicitor, to change the way wills are witnessed to bring England and Wales into line with Scotland, Ireland and France who have introduced relaxed rules to allow them to be witnessed online during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With an estimated 30-40 […]
  • July 2, 2020

    York Press column – Reopening our city

    With the reopening of cafes, eateries, pubs, libraries, cultural venues, and tourist facilities this coming Saturday, following the opening of non-essential shops on 15th June, York will start returning to something like its normal bustle. I know many will have been relieved by being able to more effectively support loved ones in single households, including […]
  • June 30, 2020

    Julian hails new Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

    “I have represented a number of local residents over several years who are either Cystic Fibrosis patients or family of patients in lobbying the government and the manufacturer Vertex on expanding access to the best treatments by making the Orkambi drug available, a decision that was taken in October. I am delighted by today’s news […]
  • June 26, 2020

    Julian Welcomes Re-Opening of York’s Vital Tourism Sector

    Julian Sturdy MP has welcomed the re-opening of the tourism sector on 4 July, giving a boost for over 1100 businesses in York, and called on people to show their support for businesses following a challenging three months. This follows the release of figures that show the Government’s Job Retention Scheme has supported 24,000 jobs across […]
  • June 24, 2020

    Julian Backs Re-Opening of Gyms and Leisure Centres

    Julian has recently been contacted by Duncan Bannatyne asking for assistance in reopening gyms and leisure facilities as soon and as safely as possible. Many other local gym owners and members have reached out to Julian asking for help and he has lobbied Ministers on their behalf to hopefully allow these businesses open alongside the […]
  • June 19, 2020

    Julian writes to Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants in York Outer to ask what they need to Support Re-Opening

    Julian has written to pubs, cafes and restaurants across the constituency to ask what measures they would like to see the Government implement ahead of the expected announcement next week regarding the July 4 easing of lockdown measures for the hospitality sector. As a popular tourist destination, many jobs in York rely on a strong […]
  • June 18, 2020

    EFRA Select Committee launches inquiry into Public Sector Procurement of Food

    Every year the public sector spends over £2 billion providing meals in schools, hospitals, prisons, and many other public bodies. But how is this food sourced, and does it meet the right standards regarding health, the environment and supporting local communities? Today the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee launches an […]