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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

There is no point pretending last week’s heavy by-election losses do not send a serious message to the government. Defeated in both a traditionally very ‘safe’ rural West Country seat and urban West Yorkshire, my party is clearly struggling to retain public confidence across a diverse swathe of communities. My thoughts on how our leadership

Haxby Railway Station one step closer with successful Restoring York Railways bid

Following months of intense lobbying in Westminster supporting City of York Council’s bid for...

Julian backs precision breeding law to ensure food security and protect the environment

This week, Julian used the first House of Commons stage of the government’s Genetic...

York Press column – Action on Education

Every child deserves a first-class education to equip them with the skills to pursue...

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  • March 12, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    As each week goes by, our amazing vaccine rollout programme goes from strength to strength with over twenty-three million vaccine doses having been administered across the country. In North Yorkshire and York alone, over 375,000 people have been inoculated, including 38,000 of my constituents in York Outer. Within the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group […]
  • March 10, 2021

    York Press column – The End of the Pandemic is Finally in Sight

    Since my last column, the Prime Minister’s roadmap to ease lockdown and the Chancellor’s Budget have provided the detail we have been longing for as to how we will bounce back after the pandemic. Both provide great clarity and offer optimistic reassurance to families, students, businesses and workers that 2021 will see normality return across […]
  • March 9, 2021

    Julian visit local brewery Ainsty Ales

    As part of his ongoing discussions throughout the pandemic with York’s important hospitality and leisure sectors, Julian visited Ainsty Ales in Acaster Malbis on Friday to meet with their owner and Managing Director, Andy Herrington. Founded in 2014, Ainsty Ales has won an array of accolades for their high-quality beers quickly joining the ranks of […]
  • March 4, 2021

    Budget 2021: Protecting the Jobs and Livelihoods of the British People

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, has delivered a Budget that meets the moment and sets us on a course to recover from the pandemic. WHERE WE ARE: We are providing £407 billion of support for families, jobs and businesses, more than almost any other country in the world. Despite the unprecedented support, […]
  • March 3, 2021

    Julian welcomes Budget for York’s recovery

    I warmly welcome the comprehensive extension of emergency covid jobs and business support, but this must not detract from the urgent need to safely return to normal trading conditions, facilitated by successful vaccination. It is a relief predictions of peak unemployment of nearly 12% have been revised to 6.5%, giving hope of a solid recovery. […]
  • March 1, 2021

    Julian questions Education Secretary on support for students who have fallen behind over the pandemic

    Today, Julian has asked the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson what he is doing to target support to students most affected by the impacts of the pandemic. Welcoming the Government’s announcement of additional funding to provide catch-up courses over the summer, he encouraged Ministers to make an effort to bridge the growing educational divide and ensure […]
  • March 1, 2021

    Julian visits Askham Bar Vaccination Site

    Following the announcement over the weekend that the UK’s vaccine programme had reached another milestone with over twenty million people having received at least one vaccine dose, Julian visited York’s Askham Bar vaccination site to see how the rollout is being managed locally. The Askham Bar site is quite unique in many ways, in the […]
  • February 26, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    It is incredible news that nearly sixty thousand people in York have received a dose of a coronavirus vaccine contributing towards the world leading total of over eighteen million vaccines administered nationwide. This means one in three adults have now been inoculated. Within the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group area, 98.6% of those over […]
  • February 24, 2021

    York Press column – York’s path to normality and mental health investment

    While the toll of coronavirus remains very great, with the successful completion of the first phase of the vaccination programme, and the Monday 22nd unveiling of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we now seem to be at the turn of the tide. A new study from Imperial College London shows infections have fallen by […]
  • February 23, 2021

    Lockdown Exit Roadmap

    March 8: All schools to reopen. All school sport back, alongside breakfast and aftershool clubs to help parents return to work. Meet one other person outside for a cup of coffee or picnic, not just for exercise March 29: Six people or two households can meet outside. Outdoor sport allowed again. April 12: Non-essential retail […]