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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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  • 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 […]
  • September 18, 2020

    Julian helps deliver government compromise on Internal Market Bill to give Parliament greater say

    As one of the 20 Conservative MPs who put their names to Bob Neill’s amendment to guarantee a House of Commons vote on overriding aspects of the EU withdrawal agreement in the event of an emergency, Julian has warmly welcomed the government’s announcement it will now incorporate this change into the new law. The Internal […]