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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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

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

Julian pushes Ministers on strengthening parliamentary scrutiny of trade agreements

This morning at Questions to the Secretary of State for International Trade in the...

Julian presses Prime Minister on when vaccination progress will allow safe relaxation of restrictions

Today at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, Julian questioned Boris Johnson...

York Press column – We Must Not Lose Sight of Progress Amidst the Storm of the Resurgent Pandemic

As we get back into what has unfortunately become well-rehearsed routines with the return...

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  • April 22, 2020

    Hybrid Parliament and Adapting The Role Of MP

    Yesterday, the House of Commons approved measures to allow MPs to continue their role of scrutinising the executive, legislating and representing the interests of constituents in a so-called ‘hybrid Parliament’. Under new rules, up to 50 predominantly London-based MPs will be allowed in the chamber while up to 120 other MPs will virtually take part […]
  • April 22, 2020

    BBC Radio York – Julian Discusses New Drive-Thru Testing Site at Poppleton Park & Ride

    Julian spoke to Jonathan Cowap on Mid-morning on BBC Radio York to discuss government plans for testing and the announcement that a new drive-thru testing site for NHS staff is opening at Poppleton Park & Ride. While it is going to be difficult for the Government to reach their target of 100,000 tests per day […]
  • April 21, 2020

    Julian welcomes today’s opening of new mental health hospital for York

    Julian is really pleased to hear that Foss Park – the city’s new state-of-the-art mental health hospital on Haxby Road – has opened its doors today, a week ahead of the building schedule. The new hospital will contain 72 beds in 4 wards, and will provide a permanent modern replacement for the closed Bootham Park […]
  • April 20, 2020

    Julian meets Vale of York NHS for update on coronavirus response

    Last Friday, Julian had a telephone meeting with the leadership of the Vale of York NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to receive an update on how local NHS primary care services are coping with the outbreak, and to check what he could do to assist. He was updated on a range of matters, including the […]
  • April 14, 2020

    EFRA Select Committee Launches Inquiry into Covid-19 and the Food Supply

    Julian currently serves on Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, responsible for scrutinising government actions in thiese crucial areas. The EFRA Select Committee want to hear from the general public on their experiences of accessing food during the ongoing outbreak, to inform their new inquiry into ‘Covid-19 and food supply’. This inquiry is […]
  • April 9, 2020

    Julian’s parliamentary committee consults public on access to food during coronavirus outbreak

    “I currently serve on Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, responsible for scrutinising government actions in this crucial area. We want to hear from the general public on their experiences of accessing food during the ongoing outbreak, to inform our new inquiry into ‘Covid-19 and food supply’. This inquiry is meant to analyse […]
  • April 6, 2020

    Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

    Julian has joined members of Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee in writing to the Secretary of State for Business, Alok Sharma MP, to call for the suspension of Sunday Trading Laws for as long as emergency powers are in effect. Julian believes that the current restrictions imposed on shops make it much […]
  • April 3, 2020

    Julian welcomes new ‘Nightingale’ hospital to fight coronavirus in Yorkshire

    I am reassured by the official confirmation that a new ‘Nightingale’ emergency coronavirus hospital is being created from scratch for the Yorkshire and Humber region at Harrogate Convention Centre. This will provide our local NHS with vital extra capacity to absorb the strain of virus cases, with 500 extra beds for the region, with ventilators […]
  • April 1, 2020

    York Press column – Unity and self-discipline will get us through Coronavirus

    A month on from my last column on overcoming Yorkshire’s flooding challenges, our community and country now faces an even sterner test. The necessary restrictions on movement, and closure of public spaces make this in some ways the most serious emergency our nation has ever faced. Even on the brink of invasion in 1940, schools, […]
  • March 31, 2020

    Covid-19 and future of food supplies – Yorkshire Post Letter to the Editor

    Dear Sir, The ongoing coronavirus disruption and public anxiety over supermarket food stocks throws an important new light on the recent debate about the protection of British food production from low-quality imports under post-Brexit trading arrangements. The current situation demonstrates the value of maintaining a strong UK food and farming sector, so that our national […]