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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian questions COP 26 President on using gene editing and science to stop climate change

Julian questions COP 26 President on using gene editing and science to stop climate change

Julian today used Questions to the President of COP 26 in the House of Commons to ask the government to use the summit to promote the vital role cutting-edge science like gene editing can play in ensuring sustainable production and combating global warming. Britain is hosting the COP 26 climate change meeting of world leaders

York Press column – RIP Sir David Amess and boosting GP services

I could not begin this column without paying tribute to my former colleague Sir...

Julian presses Health Secretary on surgical robotic cancer machine for York Hospital

This morning in the House of Commons, Julian questioned the Health Secretary regarding the...

Julian Keeps Pressure on Campaign for Pet Theft Reform

Building on his long-running lobbying campaign for tougher sentences for pet thefts, Julian pressed...

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  • 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 […]
  • October 27, 2020

    Julian signs Northern Tory MPs letter to Prime Minister on regional ‘levelling-up’ and recovery from coronavirus

    Julian has joined over 50 Conservative MPs in writing to Boris Johnson to emphasise that coronavirus must not allow the government’s commitment to boosting prosperity and investment across Northern England to slip, and requesting a roadmap down the coronavirus tiering system and lockdown measures, to assist local communities and economies. Having long campaigned for improved […]
  • October 25, 2020

    Julian asks for nominations for the Community Pub Hero Awards 2021

    The All Party Parliamentary Beer Group has invited Julian to nominate a pub in York Outer that has done something incredible to support the community during lockdown. PubAid has launched the Community Pub Hero Awards to celebrate licensees and teams who went the extra mile to help their communities through the pandemic. Maybe by offering […]
  • October 23, 2020

    BBC Radio York – Julian discusses Tier 2 Financial Support

    Julian spoke to Georgey Spanswick on BBC Radio York to discuss the new financial support package announced by the Chancellor this week for businesses in Tier 2. While new grants and an upgrade to the Job Support Scheme will provide vital short-term assistance, the best thing for our city remains to move back to Tier […]
  • October 22, 2020

    Julian questions the Chancellor on Tier 2 support for the hospitality and tourism sector

    Julian questioned the Chancellor in the House of Commons after his announcement of additional support for areas currently under Tier 2 restrictions. The Chancellor announced that local authorities, including City of York, will receive funding to provide cash grants of up to £2,100 a month to local businesses in the hospitality and tourism sectors impacted […]