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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

There is no point pretending last week’s heavy by-election losses do not send a serious message to the government. Defeated in both a traditionally very ‘safe’ rural West Country seat and urban West Yorkshire, my party is clearly struggling to retain public confidence across a diverse swathe of communities. My thoughts on how our leadership

Haxby Railway Station one step closer with successful Restoring York Railways bid

Following months of intense lobbying in Westminster supporting City of York Council’s bid for...

Julian backs precision breeding law to ensure food security and protect the environment

This week, Julian used the first House of Commons stage of the government’s Genetic...

York Press column – Action on Education

Every child deserves a first-class education to equip them with the skills to pursue...

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  • November 5, 2020

    York Press column – New lockdown tests our city’s resolve

    This weekend it is Remembrance Sunday, and although York’s traditional commemoration is sadly curtailed by coronavirus, our thoughts will still turn to those from our community who endured great trials to preserve our way of life, a reminder that the people of York do not give up easily. The return to national lockdown this week […]
  • October 31, 2020

    Julian’s Initial Reaction to Second Lockdown Announcement

    Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of the entirety of England entering heightened lockdown restrictions commencing Thursday, I understand and share the concern of many residents. The focus of this second lockdown is to protect the capacity of our local NHS services and keep hospitals open for other care. If trends in COVID hospital cases across […]
  • October 29, 2020

    Julian joins All-Party Group on Motor Neurone Disease

    Following the incredibly moving BBC documentary Rob Burrow: My Year With MND, Julian has joined the All Party Parliamentary Group on Motor Neurone Disease. The purpose of the group is to increase awareness and understanding of MND amongst parliamentarians and to campaign for better access to high quality services for people affected by MND. For […]
  • October 27, 2020

    Julian signs Northern Tory MPs letter to Prime Minister on regional ‘levelling-up’ and recovery from coronavirus

    Julian has joined over 50 Conservative MPs in writing to Boris Johnson to emphasise that coronavirus must not allow the government’s commitment to boosting prosperity and investment across Northern England to slip, and requesting a roadmap down the coronavirus tiering system and lockdown measures, to assist local communities and economies. Having long campaigned for improved […]
  • October 25, 2020

    Julian asks for nominations for the Community Pub Hero Awards 2021

    The All Party Parliamentary Beer Group has invited Julian to nominate a pub in York Outer that has done something incredible to support the community during lockdown. PubAid has launched the Community Pub Hero Awards to celebrate licensees and teams who went the extra mile to help their communities through the pandemic. Maybe by offering […]
  • October 23, 2020

    BBC Radio York – Julian discusses Tier 2 Financial Support

    Julian spoke to Georgey Spanswick on BBC Radio York to discuss the new financial support package announced by the Chancellor this week for businesses in Tier 2. While new grants and an upgrade to the Job Support Scheme will provide vital short-term assistance, the best thing for our city remains to move back to Tier […]
  • October 22, 2020

    Julian questions the Chancellor on Tier 2 support for the hospitality and tourism sector

    Julian questioned the Chancellor in the House of Commons after his announcement of additional support for areas currently under Tier 2 restrictions. The Chancellor announced that local authorities, including City of York, will receive funding to provide cash grants of up to £2,100 a month to local businesses in the hospitality and tourism sectors impacted […]
  • October 22, 2020

    Julian welcomes winter cash boost for City of York Council

    Julian welcomes the news that City of York Council is being allocated £940,000, as its share of £1 billion in extra funding for local authorities to manage the added pressures of winter. The funding has not been ring-fenced, meaning local leaders will be able to determine how to spend the additional funding in order to […]
  • October 21, 2020

    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 […]
  • October 21, 2020

    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 close the gap with many urban areas around the country and secure a devolution deal for York and North Yorkshire. The Government sees the introduction of a mayor and combined authority as a good opportunity to look again at the other tiers of […]