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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

  • October 29, 2019

    York Press column – Amidst all the uncertainty there are signs of brighter times ahead

    It has been four weeks since my last column for the Press in which I expressed my frustration at the delays to key infrastructure projects in York. Well four weeks is certainly a long time in politics. Since then we have received confirmation from the Department for Transport that they have granted programme entry to […]
  • October 24, 2019

    Julian welcomes announcement new Cystic Fibrosis drug will now be available on the NHS

    Julian has warmly welcomed this morning’s news that the medicine Orkambi will become available to Cystic Fibrosis patients on the NHS in the next 30 days, following an agreement between NHS England and the manufacturer Vertex after long negotiations. He has campaigned for this medicine to be made available on behalf of affected local residents […]
  • October 23, 2019

    Julian tells Ministers to use North Yorkshire peatlands to tackle climate change

    Yesterday, Julian lobbied Andrea Leadsom, the Business Secretary, on the role Yorkshire peatlands can play in the drive to meet the government’s target of ‘net zero’ UK carbon emissions by 2050. During questions in the House of Commons to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, who is responsible for climate change […]
  • October 18, 2019

    Julian writes to Chancellor urging him to cut beer duty and business rates for pubs

    This week, Julian has written to the Chancellor asking him to include measures to support the British pub industry in his upcoming budget on 6th November. In a letter to constituents who have written to him about the issue Julian said: ‘In my letter, I highlighted the crisis that the British pub industry has faced […]
  • October 18, 2019

    Saturday’s Brexit deal vote

    I will be supporting the PM’s deal in the vote tomorrow. After three and a half years of debate and delay it’s time to get this over the line. The country needs to come together and move on. That won’t happen if everyone continues to hold out for their perfect solution.
  • October 17, 2019

    Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

    Julian has today received official confirmation from the Roads Minister, Baroness Vere that she has signed off on City of York Council’s bid for Government funding for the dualling of the A1237 between the Rawcliffe and Hopgrove roundabouts. Subject to the approval of the Final Business Case, the Department has agreed to contribute just under […]
  • October 15, 2019

    Julian welcomes National Railway Museum funding boost and requests meeting with Housing Minister to secure York Central access funding

    Julian has today welcomed the Culture Secretary’s announcement that the National Railway Museum in York is to receive £18.5m in Government funding for the construction of a new Central Hall and exhibition space. The Secretary of State, Nicky Morgan said that the money wound ‘kickstart the transformation’ of the museum and ensure that it continues […]
  • October 15, 2019

    Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech 2019

    Julian has welcomed the Queen’s Speech for 2019, setting out the government’s proposed draft laws and policies for the new session of Parliament. The Speech confirmed Ministers’ intention to deliver Brexit, and pledged substantial funding increases for the NHS and schools, alongside measures to improve broadband coverage and protect the environment. Having prioritised York’s health […]
  • October 3, 2019

    Julian urges Prime Minister to support campaign to save Askham Bog

    Yesterday, Julian questioned the First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, who was standing in for Boris Johnson at Prime Minister’s Questions, about proposals to build over 500 houses on land adjoining the renowned nature reserve at Askham Bog. Alluding to the Prime Minister’s own commitment to ‘lie down in front of the bulldozers’ to stop […]
  • September 27, 2019

    York Press column – looking forward to exciting developments for York

    With all the focus on Brexit at the moment it is important not to forget that there are some other big political decisions looming for the future of York. The dualling of the northern ring-road and the development of the York Central brownfield site have the potential to transform our city for the better. Following […]