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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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  • February 22, 2021

    Lockdown exit roadmap – Julian calls for faster relaxation if vaccination progress accelerates and earlier opening for safe indoor hospitality

    I welcome the clarity the overall exit plan brings for York households and businesses, in particular the emphasis that the successful vaccination programme allows for progress out of lockdown to be irreversible, with summer hopefully seeing a return to freedom. In particular, I am reassured a firm commitment has now been made to open all […]
  • February 22, 2021

    Statement ahead of Prime Minister’s COVID-19 Update

    With the fantastic news that all adults should receive their first dose of a vaccine by the end of July, expectations for the Prime Minister’s long-awaited road map out of lockdown are high. I remain committed to the belief that schools must return by March 8 for all students to mitigate the long-term effects of […]
  • February 17, 2021

    Work starting on new child mental health centre in Osbaldwick

    Julian has welcomed the announcement that construction is beginning on a new improved site for York’s NHS Child Adolescent and Mental Health Service (CAMHS), currently based at the Lime Trees facility on Shipton Road. This represents a £1.2 million investment for a 6-month refurbishment of premises at the Link Business Park in Osbaldwick to create […]
  • February 15, 2021

    Statement on passing of Peter Lawrence

    I am incredibly saddened by the news of Peter Lawrence’s passing, and want to express my deepest sympathy to his family at this painful time. It is tragic to think he departed this life still not knowing the whereabouts of Claudia, and I will be thinking of the Lawrence family in the days ahead. It […]
  • February 11, 2021

    York Press column: The Success of the Vaccine Rollout Begins to Tip the Balance of Risks of Lockdowns

    While it seems the past five years have been dominated by disagreements with the European Union, over the weekend I found myself agreeing with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, when she described the United Kingdom’s ability to procure and rollout vaccines as a lone country as being like a speedboat.   […]
  • February 10, 2021

    Julian presses Prime Minister to confirm school return date

    Julian has today questioned the Prime Minister on the Government proposed timetable for students to return to school.  At the moment the Government has indicated that students will return from the 8th of March, however concerns have been raised that this leaves open the possibility of a phased return, which would see children in some year […]
  • February 8, 2021

    Local Factors in Managing Flood Risk and Property Flood Resilience – Call for Evidence

    In July 2020 the Government announced its long-term plan to create a nation more resilient to future flood and coastal erosion risk in its Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Policy Statement. This ambitious plan sets out five key commitments – supported by over 40 actions – to accelerate progress to better protect and better […]
  • February 5, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    From data available as of Thursday, over 1.2 million people have now received a coronavirus vaccine in the North East and Yorkshire contributing to the major milestone of over 10 million vaccinations being administered nationally. One fifth of the adult population has now received a vaccine dose putting us on course to drive away this […]
  • February 3, 2021

    Julian pushes Health Secretary on status of fast-vaccinating areas under lockdown exit plan

    Yesterday, in the House of Commons, Julian asked Matt Hancock about the position of fast vaccinating areas like Yorkshire in the lockdown exit plan the government will outline in the week commencing 22nd February. On Monday at a visit to a West Yorkshire vaccination site, Boris Johnson said the government were considering whether the whole […]
  • 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 […]