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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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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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  • September 14, 2018

    Julian wears it pink for charity fundraiser

    Julian added a splash of pink to his usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which will take place on Friday 19 October to raise money for vital breast cancer research. Joined by over 200 other parliamentarians in Westminster earlier this month, Julian is encouraging people across the UK to take […]
  • August 31, 2018

    Julian spends a day on the beat with York police as part of the ‘Give a Day to Policing’ initiative.

    Julian spent last Friday experiencing a regular day for York’s Neighbourhood Policing team. Julian was able to see how day-to-day business is prioritised, attended response calls and discussed policing challenges with frontline officers. Julian spent the day ‘on the beat’ with officers who responded to a number of calls from members of the public. Julian […]
  • August 13, 2018

    Government acts on Julian’s call to lower bowel cancer screening age

    Julian has welcomed the government’s decision to lower the screening age for the NHS bowel cancer programme from 60 to 50, following calls for this from him and many others. The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has accepted the recommendation of the expert National Screening Committee that screening should now be offered from ages 50 to […]
  • August 10, 2018

    York Press column: Plans for Bootham Park Hospital site must benefit the people of York

    Last month, I met Health Minister Stephen Barclay in Westminster to discuss the future of the Bootham Park Hospital site in the centre of York, alongside York Central MP Rachael Maskell. City of York Council has been calling for NHS Property Services to halt its current plans to sell the site and reinvest the proceeds […]
  • July 19, 2018

    Julian meets Health Minister on future of Bootham Park Hospital site

    Julian yesterday met with Health Minister Stephen Barclay to discuss the future of the Bootham Park Hospital site, having raised the issue in Parliament earlier this month. City of York Council wants NHS Property Services to halt their plans to sell the site and allow the local NHS and the Council sufficient time to devise […]
  • July 17, 2018

    Julian presses Ministers on improving technical education

    Julian today pressed Ministers in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to deliver on plans for better technical education by listening to employers and drawing on the experience of York institutions. The government has committed to a major overhaul of technical education as part of its Industrial Strategy for improving UK productivity and […]
  • July 11, 2018

    York Press Column – 70th anniversary of our NHS

    Last Thursday, I attended a special choral celebration at York Minster to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of our National Health Service on 5th July 1948. I was glad to welcome the then-Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to York to attend this event, and the experience of seeing a great modern national institution celebrated […]
  • July 11, 2018

    Julian raises local planning powers over fracking at Prime Minister’s Questions

    Julian today used Prime Minister’s Questions to raise local concerns about proposed changes to planning rules on fracking applications. In a Written Ministerial Statement, the government has said it plans to consult on treating non-fracking shale exploration as permitted development, and on the criteria for including fracking projects in the nationally significant infrastructure projects regime. […]
  • July 10, 2018

    Julian Raises Claudia’s Law in Parliament

    During a parliamentary question session today Julian raised concerns with the delay in implementing provisions of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017. This legislation is known to most as ‘Claudia’s Law’ after Claudia Lawrence who went missing in York back in March 2009. Guardianship allows families to manage the financial and property affairs of a […]
  • July 5, 2018

    70th anniversary of our National Health Service

    Julian is today marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the National Health Service on 5th July 1948. Establishing universal health provision was a lasting historic achievement of the British people in the 20th century, and the health service has become a great national institution. The creation of the NHS was the result of […]