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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

“Given the amazing success of the booster programme in protecting York households, and the latest encouraging virus data, I am glad the government has decided to let current ‘Plan B’ measures expire at the end of this month. Although I have serious concerns about the Prime Minister’s judgement on other matters, I think he has

Julian welcomes Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

I am delighted by the recent news that the life-changing Kaftrio modular therapy has...

York Press column – Finally we are learning to live with covid

As we move through the cold days and early evenings, we have the significant...

Statement on alleged Downing Street Parties

The recent revelations about the party in the garden of Number 10 on the...

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  • December 14, 2021

    My votes on Plan B coronavirus measures

    This evening, I voted against Government proposals for ‘vaccine passports’ for some venues and against mandating vaccination for frontline health workers, but reluctantly supported Ministers on reintroducing compulsory indoor mask wearing. I believe this strikes the right balance between addressing the omicron infection wave, the precise effect of which remains uncertain at this stage, and […]
  • December 9, 2021

    Proposed further coronavirus measures

    Although I support proportionate measures to tackle rising omicron infections, I also have significant reservations about moving back towards restrictions, especially anything that divides the public by vaccination status. I will have to look carefully at the detailed proposals before I decide the extent to which I can support the government in votes on this […]
  • December 9, 2021

    Statement on alleged Covid rule breaches in Downing Street

    I share the concerns of many local people that Covid regulations may have been broken at a Christmas party in Downing Street last year. Yesterday, it was announced that the Cabinet Secretary, the head of the civil service, will be asked to investigate exactly what happened and the extent to which the Prime Minister was […]
  • December 8, 2021

    Julian presses for government action on pandemic-style antibiotic resistance threat

    Julian yesterday used a parliamentary debate on antibiotic resistance to urge Health Ministers to take further steps to tackle this serious public health challenge, which has the potential to be even more dangerous than coronavirus. Antibiotic resistance is when disease bacteria change in response to antibiotics being used against them, and become able to resist […]
  • December 7, 2021

    Julian asks the Treasury to confirm that they are ready to grant final funding to build a new station in Haxby

    Julian has today raised the progress of the funding to build a new station in Haxby with Simon Clarke MP, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Speaking in the House of Commons, Julian pointed to the importance of local rail connections to regional growth and stressed that connecting more towns to the network should be […]
  • December 7, 2021

    53,000 covid booster vaccinations across York

    Julian has welcomed the latest figures showing 53,811 York residents have already had a covid booster injection or third vaccine dose. Additional vaccine injections on top of the first two are vital to protect life and health, and keep everyday life functioning as normal, particularly given the uncertain threat posed by the latest omicron virus […]
  • December 4, 2021

    Julian Visits Garden Centre for Small Business Saturday 2021

    Julian visited Skelton Garden Centre to lend his support to the Small Business Saturday campaign. Skelton Garden Centre stocks a huge range of plants and outdoor supplies, and also has a thriving café, together drawing significant footfall from the immediate neighbourhood, and across the city. This annual event highlights the vital economic and social contribution […]
  • December 1, 2021

    Improving York’s rail hub and NHS cancer care

    Last week I organised a debate in Parliament to make the case for our city to be chosen as the headquarters for the new public body Great British Railways. The government is creating this to produce better services through uniting the running of the network, the setting of timetables and fares, and revenue collection. There […]
  • November 30, 2021

    Omicron covid regulations vote

    This afternoon I voted in favour of the government’s regulations for the temporary return of mask requirements for shops and public transport, but against the imposition of a 10 day self-isolation requirement, regardless of vaccination status, for close contacts of suspected omicron cases. I think it is sensible to take targeted steps against omicron until […]
  • November 24, 2021

    Julian holds debate in Parliament on York’s bid to host Great British Railways

    Julian has today held a debate in Parliament on the subject of York’s bid to become the home of the new public body, Great British Railways. Responding to Julian was the Rail Minister, Chris Heaton-Harris, who will ultimately have a role in deciding the outcome of the bid. Announced by the Government earlier this year, […]