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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...

Category: News & Articles

  • 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 […]
  • September 18, 2020

    £2 million new funding for York Hospital A and E ahead of winter

    York Hospital’s A and E department has been allocated an additional £2 million in funding by the government to improve its resuscitation area, clinical decision unit, children’s waiting area, and ensure it has sufficient isolation capacity. This represents York’s portion of the £150 million of new money the Department of Health is awarding to A […]