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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

“Given the amazing success of the booster programme in protecting York households, and the latest encouraging virus data, I am glad the government has decided to let current ‘Plan B’ measures expire at the end of this month. Although I have serious concerns about the Prime Minister’s judgement on other matters, I think he has

Julian welcomes Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

I am delighted by the recent news that the life-changing Kaftrio modular therapy has...

York Press column – Finally we are learning to live with covid

As we move through the cold days and early evenings, we have the significant...

Statement on alleged Downing Street Parties

The recent revelations about the party in the garden of Number 10 on the...

Category: News & Articles

  • April 27, 2020

    Yorkshire Post article – Yorkshire’s national parks vital to helping the county get over coronavirus

    As the warmer weather continues, many will feel frustration that covid-19 restrictions prevent them enjoying our two national parks. The Dales and North York Moors are unmistakeable timeless icons of our great county. They are simultaneously thriving working communities, national and international tourist magnets, and a valuable open-air escape for more urban parts of Yorkshire, […]
  • April 22, 2020

    Hybrid Parliament and Adapting The Role Of MP

    Yesterday, the House of Commons approved measures to allow MPs to continue their role of scrutinising the executive, legislating and representing the interests of constituents in a so-called ‘hybrid Parliament’. Under new rules, up to 50 predominantly London-based MPs will be allowed in the chamber while up to 120 other MPs will virtually take part […]
  • April 22, 2020

    BBC Radio York – Julian Discusses New Drive-Thru Testing Site at Poppleton Park & Ride

    Julian spoke to Jonathan Cowap on Mid-morning on BBC Radio York to discuss government plans for testing and the announcement that a new drive-thru testing site for NHS staff is opening at Poppleton Park & Ride. While it is going to be difficult for the Government to reach their target of 100,000 tests per day […]
  • April 21, 2020

    Julian welcomes today’s opening of new mental health hospital for York

    Julian is really pleased to hear that Foss Park – the city’s new state-of-the-art mental health hospital on Haxby Road – has opened its doors today, a week ahead of the building schedule. The new hospital will contain 72 beds in 4 wards, and will provide a permanent modern replacement for the closed Bootham Park […]
  • April 20, 2020

    Julian meets Vale of York NHS for update on coronavirus response

    Last Friday, Julian had a telephone meeting with the leadership of the Vale of York NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to receive an update on how local NHS primary care services are coping with the outbreak, and to check what he could do to assist. He was updated on a range of matters, including the […]
  • April 14, 2020

    EFRA Select Committee Launches Inquiry into Covid-19 and the Food Supply

    Julian currently serves on Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, responsible for scrutinising government actions in thiese crucial areas. The EFRA Select Committee want to hear from the general public on their experiences of accessing food during the ongoing outbreak, to inform their new inquiry into ‘Covid-19 and food supply’. This inquiry is […]
  • April 9, 2020

    Julian’s parliamentary committee consults public on access to food during coronavirus outbreak

    “I currently serve on Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, responsible for scrutinising government actions in this crucial area. We want to hear from the general public on their experiences of accessing food during the ongoing outbreak, to inform our new inquiry into ‘Covid-19 and food supply’. This inquiry is meant to analyse […]
  • April 6, 2020

    Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

    Julian has joined members of Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee in writing to the Secretary of State for Business, Alok Sharma MP, to call for the suspension of Sunday Trading Laws for as long as emergency powers are in effect. Julian believes that the current restrictions imposed on shops make it much […]
  • April 3, 2020

    Julian welcomes new ‘Nightingale’ hospital to fight coronavirus in Yorkshire

    I am reassured by the official confirmation that a new ‘Nightingale’ emergency coronavirus hospital is being created from scratch for the Yorkshire and Humber region at Harrogate Convention Centre. This will provide our local NHS with vital extra capacity to absorb the strain of virus cases, with 500 extra beds for the region, with ventilators […]
  • April 1, 2020

    York Press column – Unity and self-discipline will get us through Coronavirus

    A month on from my last column on overcoming Yorkshire’s flooding challenges, our community and country now faces an even sterner test. The necessary restrictions on movement, and closure of public spaces make this in some ways the most serious emergency our nation has ever faced. Even on the brink of invasion in 1940, schools, […]