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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian leads MPs in lobbying Prime Minister on drug-resistant infection and pandemic planning

Julian leads MPs in lobbying Prime Minister on drug-resistant infection and pandemic planning

This week, Julian led a cross-party group of MPs and peers in writing to the Prime Minister, pressing for an enhanced government focus on the huge global challenge of drug-resistant infection, and the associated issue of future pandemic preparedness. As Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Antibiotics, Julian organised the sending of a joint

Latest figures demonstrate scale of Government support for people and businesses in York

New statistics showing the huge Government support to individuals and businesses in York Outer...

Julian welcomes plans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day

On 15 August 2020 we mark the 75th Anniversary of the Victory over Japan...

Julian welcomes £1.15 million investment for city from government’s Getting Building Fund

Julian has welcomed the announcement that York Outer will benefit from £1.15 million of...

Category: News & Articles

  • July 17, 2020

    £1.39 million in new funding for York Council to meet coronavirus costs

    Julian has welcomed the news that City of York Council is being allocated £1.39 million, as its share of new £500 million funding from government to help local authorities cope with the additional costs created by the coronavirus emergency. This latest cash injection means City of York Council has now received over £11.9 million to […]
  • July 12, 2020

    Julian raises concerns over slow re-opening of York schools

    Julian Sturdy MP has welcomed the Government’s announcement that all year groups will be returning to school from the beginning of September. He has however raised concerns brought to him by parents that too few primary schools in York are currently opening their doors to all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Although […]
  • July 10, 2020

    All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture Annual Report

    In July, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture, of which Julian is Chair, recently published their Annual Report 2018-19. Julian wrote the following as an introduction: “As ever, I am grateful to Members and Stakeholders who have contributed to our busy work programme over the past year, addressing many of the […]
  • July 8, 2020

    Julian welcomes Chancellor’s boost for York’s economy, furloughed workers and young jobseekers

    “As someone who has been pressing for York’s large hospitality and tourism sector to get the support it needs to rebuild, I am delighted the Chancellor has listened by cutting VAT from 20% to just 5% for food and drink, accommodation and attractions. This is just the kind of decisive measure that can make a […]
  • July 5, 2020

    Julian Backs Radical Move To Change To Laws On Wills

    Julian Sturdy is backing a campaign by  Rachel Roche, the award winning York based solicitor, to change the way wills are witnessed to bring England and Wales into line with Scotland, Ireland and France who have introduced relaxed rules to allow them to be witnessed online during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With an estimated 30-40 […]
  • July 2, 2020

    York Press column – Reopening our city

    With the reopening of cafes, eateries, pubs, libraries, cultural venues, and tourist facilities this coming Saturday, following the opening of non-essential shops on 15th June, York will start returning to something like its normal bustle. I know many will have been relieved by being able to more effectively support loved ones in single households, including […]
  • June 30, 2020

    Julian hails new Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

    “I have represented a number of local residents over several years who are either Cystic Fibrosis patients or family of patients in lobbying the government and the manufacturer Vertex on expanding access to the best treatments by making the Orkambi drug available, a decision that was taken in October. I am delighted by today’s news […]
  • June 26, 2020

    Julian Welcomes Re-Opening of York’s Vital Tourism Sector

    Julian Sturdy MP has welcomed the re-opening of the tourism sector on 4 July, giving a boost for over 1100 businesses in York, and called on people to show their support for businesses following a challenging three months. This follows the release of figures that show the Government’s Job Retention Scheme has supported 24,000 jobs across […]
  • June 24, 2020

    Julian Backs Re-Opening of Gyms and Leisure Centres

    Julian has recently been contacted by Duncan Bannatyne asking for assistance in reopening gyms and leisure facilities as soon and as safely as possible. Many other local gym owners and members have reached out to Julian asking for help and he has lobbied Ministers on their behalf to hopefully allow these businesses open alongside the […]
  • June 19, 2020

    Julian writes to Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants in York Outer to ask what they need to Support Re-Opening

    Julian has written to pubs, cafes and restaurants across the constituency to ask what measures they would like to see the Government implement ahead of the expected announcement next week regarding the July 4 easing of lockdown measures for the hospitality sector. As a popular tourist destination, many jobs in York rely on a strong […]