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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian asks Treasury Ministers to support the life sciences sector

Julian asks Treasury Ministers to support the life sciences sector

At Treasury Questions, Julian asked Ministers about what fiscal steps they are taking to support the life sciences sector. Investment in the life sciences covers many areas and benefits private, public and academic institutions. Life Sciences is already one of the UK’s most successful sectors, worth over £94 billion to the UK economy in 2021,

York Press column: King’s Speech marks beginning of a new era

Yesterday saw the first King’s Speech for seventy-two years as King Charles III set...

Constituency Garden of Remembrance

The Constituency Garden of Remembrance in New Palace Yard opened this week. The Constituency...

Julian lobbies Chancellor for support for pubs and breweries ahead of Autumn Statement

Julian has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling for targeted support to...

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  • March 10, 2022

    Pressure from Julian leads to change in policy for Ukrainian refugees

    After urging the Home Office to act faster and drop restrictive bureaucracy to help Ukrainian refugees, Julian was pleased to see a concession announced today allowing Ukrainians with passports to complete their biometrics in the United Kingdom rather than at a visa centre.  While welcome news, more must be done and change must come at […]
  • March 9, 2022

    York Press column – York stands with Ukraine

    Tragically, since my last column, war has once again returned to Europe with the wicked and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by Putin’s forces. With many wanting to help the millions of innocent Ukrainians who are enduring unimaginable suffering, it was a privilege to join Rachael Maskell MP, the Archbishop of York, the Lord Mayor of […]
  • March 8, 2022

    Julian calls for more action to help Ukrainian refugees

    At an Urgent Question today, Member of Parliament for York Outer, Julian Sturdy, called for the Home Office to speed up the United Kingdom’s efforts to welcome refugees from war torn Ukraine by abandoning the bureaucracy that has led to a backlog of applications. Last week, Julian was one of the first backbenchers to write […]
  • February 25, 2022

    Statement on new sanctions against Russia and why we need to do more

    Having woke yesterday to the distressing news that conflict had once again returned to Europe, I wholeheartedly back the Government’s punishing sanctions against Russia but still believe we can do more. The Government have further tools to isolate Russia at their disposal and must not wait any longer to deploy them. This heinous act of […]
  • February 24, 2022

    Statement on Russian invasion of Ukraine

    Britain and her allies must be unequivocal in our unrelenting support for Ukraine and our strong condemnation of Russia’s evil and unprovoked aggression. The West will proudly stand shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine and will not let Putin’s wicked tyranny succeed. Putin may think he can act with impunity, but we must respond robustly by […]
  • February 23, 2022

    York Press Column: The Government must be prepared to take a strong stance with Russia over Ukraine

    Regular readers of this column will perhaps be a little surprised to see that this week my focus has turned to foreign policy. Generally speaking, I try to concentrate on the issues that are most relevant to people in York. Normally these are national or local in nature, such as how we respond to the […]
  • February 23, 2022

    Julian leads debate on improving national food security while protecting environment

    Yesterday, Julian organised and led a parliamentary debate calling for the government to support ‘sustainable intensification’ in British farming, to produce more food in the UK without damaging the environment. This is particularly important for North Yorkshire given the region’s world-famous landscapes and large agricultural sector. Growing global populations mean the world needs to increase […]
  • February 21, 2022

    Julian welcomes end of covid rules and additional booster for vulnerable

    Having argued strongly in recent months that the vaccine/booster shield can now allow us to move from restrictions to normality, with targeted protections for the vulnerable, I welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement today that all remaining virus restrictions will end this Thursday 24th under the new ‘living with covid’ plan. Given the vital importance of […]
  • February 21, 2022

    York flood risk update

    I am closely monitoring the developing situation, and encourage any York Outer residents with concerns about flooding or flood defences to contact me. The River Ouse is already above the level that causes property-level flooding and waters are estimated to peak at around 4.5 metres tomorrow afternoon, below earlier predictions of a peak at over […]
  • February 14, 2022

    22,000 York residents assisted by 10 years of pension automatic enrolment

    Julian has welcomed new statistics showing 22,000 people across the city have gained the financial security of a workplace pension in the ten years since automatic pension enrolment was introduced by the Conservative-led Coalition government. This is part of a huge nationwide increase in pension coverage as a result of this policy, with  participation in […]