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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Flood risk returns as York rolls out the vaccine

York Press column – Flood risk returns as York rolls out the vaccine

With the return of York’s flooding problem last week on top of covid, the resilience of our city is being given a real test. Of course, it has not been found wanting, and I pay a warm tribute to the City of York Council, Environment Agency and emergency services staff who are working to get

HandyMag column – Vaccine rollout gives hope for 2021

The plunge into renewed lockdown due to the vicious new strain of Coronavirus is...

Julian applauds Vaccines Delivery Plan

Julian has applauded the efforts of the Government’s Vaccines Delivery Plan – the biggest vaccination...

York Outer flood risk update

I am closely monitoring the situation, and have checked in with our local Environment...

Category: News & Articles

  • October 5, 2018

    York Press Column: Opportunity

    With party conference season now over, readers may be expecting a break from the political coverage and analysis that hogs television screens and newspapers this time of year. If this is the case – although I expect it won’t be – then do not assume it will last long. The slogan for this year’s Conservative […]
  • October 1, 2018

    Julian Welcomes Ring Road Announcement

    Julian has welcomed the Secretary of State for Transport’s announcement that York’s outer ring road will be one of the first schemes to receive investment from the Major Road Network fund. Announced last July, this fund targets economically important roads under local authority responsibility. Commenting on the announcement, Julian said: “this is very welcome news […]
  • September 24, 2018

    Julian visits Dunnington pharmacy to mark launch of national flu vaccination service

    Last Friday, Julian visited Day Lewis Pharmacy in Dunnginton to see at first-hand how the national flu vaccination service is operating. Community pharmacy teams across the country are now offering NHS flu jabs in the lead-up to winter. The free service is available to everyone in designated ‘higher risk’ groups, such as older people and […]
  • 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 […]