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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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  • July 8, 2021

    Julian welcomes quarantine free travel for fully vaccinated individuals returning from amber list countries

    Julian questioned the Transport Secretary in the House of Commons following his announcement that restrictions are to be eased on travel to amber list countries. From the 19th July, anyone who has received a second dose of the coronavirus vaccine (subject to a two week delay after the second dose) will not have to quarantine when […]
  • July 6, 2021

    Julian Secures Concession on Pet Theft Reform

    Following months of lobbying and campaigning, Julian Sturdy MP was encouraged yesterday as the Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland QC MP, signalled that efforts from a growing number of MPs to introduce harsher sentencing for pet theft and animal related crimes have been recognised by the Government. Ahead of the third reading of […]
  • July 5, 2021

    Julian welcomes Five-Point Plan for Living with Covid

    With anticipation building for the proposed July 19 ‘Freedom Day’, the Prime Minister’s statement tonight offered an optimistic view of life as we move beyond the pandemic. The 5-Point Plan addressed the major questions regarding how we learn to live with Covid-19 and I believe families across York will appreciate this clarity. Following success after […]
  • July 5, 2021

    73rd anniversary of our National Health Service

    The 73rd anniversary of our National Health Service comes at a time when it has never been more needed. It is entirely fitting Her Majesty the Queen has marked this with the award of the George Cross, our country’s highest non-military decoration for bravery, in tribute to the tireless efforts of all NHS staff during […]
  • June 30, 2021

    Julian applauds rural mobile coverage progress after years of campaigning

    Having lobbied hard on this for many years at Westminster, Julian has welcomed the government’s announcement yesterday of further progress in implementing its ‘Shared Rural Network’ programme to improve mobile coverage in hard-to-reach areas. This involves the big operators EE, O2, Three and Vodafone joining together, supported with state funding, to bring 4G coverage to […]
  • June 30, 2021

    Julian urges Transport Secretary to commit to vaccine passport timetable to open up amber list travel by start of school holidays

    Julian has questioned the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps MP, over the Government’s plans for foreign travel over the summer. At the end of last week, Mr Shapps announced the Government’s intention to scrap quarantine rules for those travelling from amber list countries who are fully vaccinated. Whilst there is no definite timeframe […]
  • June 25, 2021

    Julian cautiously welcomes Government travel review, but warns much more needs to be done to save summer holidays and support the travel industry 

    Julian has today welcomed the Government’s travel review as a ‘step in the right direction’ after leading calls in Parliament for safe foreign travel to be allowed to resume without restrictions. He cautioned however that the use of the ‘green watch list’ will undermine the confidence needed for holidaymakers to go ahead and book for […]
  • June 24, 2021

    Yorkshire Post column: The Travel Industry needs greater clarity

    As we recover from the pandemic, the key word to remember is confidence. After months of being told to stay at home, the public needs to have the confidence to go out. After months of treading water, businesses need the confidence to invest. Yet, despite being one of the most vaccinated countries in the world, […]
  • June 21, 2021

    Julian reflects on what should have been the end of restrictions

    Amid feelings of anger, disappointment and frustration, June 21 is a sombre day for struggling businesses, enamoured couples, large families and all who have so much hope invested in the final easing of lockdown restrictions. Their understandable bitterness is only amplified by news that positive vaccine data was suppressed for three days when the decision […]
  • June 14, 2021

    Julian reacts to delay to Prime Minister’s Roadmap

    After over a year of restrictions, I share the frustrations of many this evening as the Prime Minister confirmed that the next stage of his roadmap will be delayed by 4 weeks. The disappointment is only made worse by the rumour, whispers and leaks that have haemorrhaged from Government departments in the preceding days, initially […]