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Julian quizzes Boris Johnson on York covid tier 2 restrictions at Prime Minister’s Questions

Julian quizzes Boris Johnson on York covid tier 2 restrictions at Prime Minister’s Questions

At Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon, Julian called for the government to share more evidence on why York was put into tier 2 covid restrictions from last Saturday, set out a roadmap for how the city can escape by driving cases down, and introduce greater support for businesses impacted. Tier 2 (high alert) is the

York Press column – East/West delivers the best devolution deal for York

After years of discussion and debate, it seems that we are finally about to...

Julian welcomes funding for York from the £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund

Julian has welcomed grants awarded through the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF)...

Julian voices concerns as York enters ‘high’ Covid alert level

Julian has today voiced his concerns after the Government announced that York would join...

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  • October 6, 2020

    Julian presses Health Secretary on preventing covid cancer treatment backlog in York

    This morning in the House of Commons, Julian questioned the Health Secretary Matt Hancock on assisting York Hospital NHS Trust to make sure the local fall in cancer referrals at the height of the pandemic does not produce a backlog of slowly diagnosed cases that worsen cancer outcomes. York Hospital worked hard to continue as […]
  • October 5, 2020

    Julian visits First Bus Depot to see how new busses will cut CO2 emissions

    Julian recently visited the James Street First Bus Depot to see the new Metrodecker EV double-deckers and electric charging infrastructure. Nine of the electric buses are now on the roads – with the entire fleet of 21 buses set to be turned electric soon. Once the entire fleet is converted, an estimated 1,600 tonnes of […]
  • October 2, 2020

    Julian Questions Ministers on the 10pm Hospitality Curfew

    Following concerns raised by constituents, Julian has tabled a series of parliamentary written questions regarding the 10pm curfew recently imposed on the hospitality industry. This follows reports from around the country, including York city centre, of the curfew leading to crowding as multiple venues empty onto the streets and demand for public transport surges. The […]
  • October 1, 2020

    BBC Look North – Coronavirus Act and Government Compromise

    Julian was pleased to appear on BBC’s Look North yesterday to discuss the Coronavirus Act as well as the compromise reached between Government and backbenchers following the support the Brady Amendment had received ahead of last night’s vote.
  • October 1, 2020

    Julian’s Response to Matt Hancock’s Statement on the Coronavirus Act 2020

    Having listened to the Health Secretary’s statement in the Commons today, I am satisfied with the concession that the Government has made on increasing parliamentary scrutiny of any new Covid restrictions. Despite the fact that the backbench amendment was not selected, we have been able to achieve what it set out to do. The Government […]
  • September 30, 2020

    BBC Radio York – Julian discusses the renewal of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Brady Amendment

    Julian joined Georgey Spanswick on Breakfast on BBC Radio York to discuss the renewal of the Coronavirus Act 2020, which gives the Government emergency powers to roll out new protective measures, and the Brady Amendment which would require Parliament to debate and vote on introducing further restrictions. Julian feels very strongly that Parliament is being […]
  • September 26, 2020

    Julian signs backbench amendment to give MPs a greater say on Covid restrictions

    Julian has put his name to a cross-party amendment, tabled by senior Conservative backbencher Sir Graham Brady seeking to instruct the Government to give Parliament greater oversight of new regulations to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  The move, supported by over 40 Conservative MPs, will amend a motion that the Government is tabling next week […]
  • September 25, 2020

    Julian Raises a Mug in Support for Macmillan’s Coffee Morning

    Julian has joined supporters from Macmillan Cancer Support for a virtual Coffee Morning to show their support for the long-standing event. Now in its 30th year, the charity fundraiser usually sees millions of pounds donated every year to help support people affected by cancer. Every 90 seconds someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. […]
  • September 24, 2020

    Julian Welcomes Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan After Lobbying for Continued Support

    Julian welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s statement in Parliament today as the Government unveiled their Winter Economy Plan, which has been backed by the CBI and the TUC. Among the package of measures announced today, Julian is particularly pleased to see changes to the repayment terms of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme; an extension of […]
  • September 23, 2020

    York Press column – The challenges ahead as Brexit and COVID-19 return to the headlines

    Since my last column for the York Press, two weeks ago, we have seen the re-emergence of two national challenges with which the Government is currently tasked with grappling. The first is Brexit, which even after the parliamentary ups and downs of last year and our exit in January, is still proving itself to be […]