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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

  • April 30, 2020

    Julian questions York Hospital NHS Trust on resumption of routine operations

    Julian has contacted the Chief Executive of York Hospital NHS Trust to ask for clarification on the rescheduling of operations and care that have been delayed due to coronavirus. An estimated 2.1 million routine operations have been cancelled nationwide since 15th April, some of them in York, in order to prevent the transmission of the […]
  • April 30, 2020

    York Press column – York’s path through coronavirus

    It is hard to believe it is only 4 weeks since my last column, but I suspect many will agree that the days now risk blurring into each other, as we resolutely plough on, isolated perhaps with close family, but separated from many friends and colleagues. I want to pass on my sympathy and support […]
  • April 27, 2020

    Yorkshire Post article – Yorkshire’s national parks vital to helping the county get over coronavirus

    As the warmer weather continues, many will feel frustration that covid-19 restrictions prevent them enjoying our two national parks. The Dales and North York Moors are unmistakeable timeless icons of our great county. They are simultaneously thriving working communities, national and international tourist magnets, and a valuable open-air escape for more urban parts of Yorkshire, […]
  • 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 […]