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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian backs Macmillan’s cancer nurse campaign at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament

Julian backs Macmillan’s cancer nurse campaign at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament

This week, Julian was one of over 200 Members of Parliament who came together to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s latest campaign. The charity used its well loved World’s Biggest Coffee Morning reception in Parliament to launch a new report “Cancer Nursing on the line”. The report calls for a Cancer Nurse Fund to invest in

Statement on government social care and health proposal

I support the broad principles and intentions behind the government’s plan for a reformed...

Back to school and supply chain issues

On Monday York’s children returned to school, beginning what will hopefully be a much...

York Press column – Afghanistan retreat and investment in York

Last week, I travelled to London for the emergency recall of Parliament to discuss...

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  • June 9, 2020

    BBC Radio York – Julian Discusses Social Distancing

    Julian spoke to Georgey Spanswick on Breakfast on BBC Radio York to discuss the need to review social distancing rules in order to make more businesses within the hospitality sector financially viable once lockdown restrictions are eased on July 4. Listen to the full interview from roughly the 2:09:55 mark, here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08f9jbh
  • June 8, 2020

    Julian Supports Small Breweries

    Julian is pleased to support Ben Everitt MP’s letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP to call for further support for small independent breweries. Sadly, the Covid-19 crisis represents an unprecedented threat to our small independent breweries, the craft beer industry and the local jobs they support. With the closure of pubs, […]
  • June 7, 2020

    Carers Week 2020 and York Carers Centre

    Carers Week is a vital annual event to highlight the irreplaceable contribution unpaid carers make across our city, and is especially important this year, as carers continue their selfless work under the pressure of coronavirus and social distancing. The theme of ‘Making Caring Visible’ is entirely appropriate for a time when this should be happening […]
  • June 6, 2020

    Letter to Yorkshire Post – We Need a Common Sense Approach to Social Distancing

    It is important that the relaxation of restrictions reflects the state of the virus and reflects the state of the virus, and can be put into reverse if there are signs of a surge in infection. But if hospitality businesses begin to open as planned after July 4, the Government needs to consider common-sense changes […]
  • June 5, 2020

    Farmers Guardian column – Breaking Away from EU Rules on Gene Editing should be a No-Brainer for Government

    The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Science and Technology in Agriculture provides a forum for politicians and stakeholders to raise the profile of agricultural innovation at Westminster. The APPG was established just over 12 years ago when Sir John Beddington’s ‘perfect storm’ of food security, population growth, climate change and declining natural resources was beginning […]
  • June 4, 2020

    Julian urges Minster to Allow England’s Cathedrals to Reopen

    Julian has today written to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick to urge the Government to immediately relax the rules to allow cathedrals and other larger places of worship to safely reopen to visitors. It comes as York Minster announced it was facing a £5.2 million shortfall in its […]
  • June 2, 2020

    Routine dental services to resume on 8th June, after Julian questions Health Secretary

    Julian has welcomed the announcement that dental surgeries can re-open for routine care from 8th June, having tabled written parliamentary questions via the House of Commons to Matt Hancock on 21st May requesting clarification on the timeline and safety precautions for this. As part of the coronavirus response, ordinary dental care has been suspended since […]
  • May 29, 2020

    Julian presses Minster FM purchaser on future of York local radio

    Julian has today written to Dee Ford, the Group Managing Director of Bauer Media’s radio division, to raise the concerns of residents across York regarding recently announced plans to absorb Minster FM into a new regional station called Greatest Hits Radio – North Yorkshire.  While acknowledging the challenges faced by the competitive radio industry, Julian […]
  • May 28, 2020

    Minster FM announcement

    I am saddened by the announcement that Minster FM is to be absorbed into ‘Greatest Hits Radio North Yorkshire’ after acquisition by Bauer Media, and fear this means the loss of a distinctive local institution. I have always enjoyed my appearances on Minster, and believe it has made a valuable contribution to the cultural life […]
  • May 27, 2020

    York Press column – York’s route out of lockdown

    As summer approaches, I know many residents will feel some frustration at the grinding reality of social distancing, tempered of course by the determination to safeguard the health of loved ones. I hope the government’s provisional timetable to gradually relax lockdown in June and July, if the scientific evidence at the time indicates this is […]