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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...

Category: News & Articles

  • April 21, 2021

    York Press column – Reopening York for good

    With the reopening of non-essential shops, hospitality and sports facilities on 12th April, and lengthening hours of sunlight, life and energy does now seem to be returning to our city as we head towards the fairly normal summer we all deserve. Like many residents, I have enjoyed a long-overdue haircut, and the hitherto-forbidden privilege of […]
  • April 20, 2021

    Julian presses Foreign Office ministers on food security and climate change

    Julian this morning questioned Foreign Office ministers in the House of Commons about ensuring that the challenge of global food security is kept at the heart of government action on climate change and international aid. At Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Julian asked: “A major hurdle in reducing […]
  • April 20, 2021

    Julian urges Health Secretary to prevent rise in non-covid deaths from NHS pandemic disruption

    In the House of Commons yesterday afternoon, Julian pressed Matt Hancock on the NHS catching up with non-covid medical conditions to prevent rising deaths from other diseases, now virus deaths have fallen so low. Throughout the pandemic, Julian has lobbied government to ensure the right balance is struck between beating coronavirus in York, and not […]
  • April 16, 2021

    Julian meets with TIER and welcomes e-bikes to York

    After a successful six months in our city, Julian met with representatives from Tier to test drive their e-scooters and learn about their plans for expansion within the city, which include the introduction of e-bikes. With an ever-expanding area of coverage and an fleet continually increasing in size, e-scooters and e-bikes offer a green alternative […]
  • April 12, 2021

    Updated Lockdown Guidelines

    From today, there has been a further easing of lockdown restrictions as we enter step two of the Prime Minister’s roadmap meaning: Non-essential retail will reopen. Hairdressers and barbers can reopen. Gyms and indoor swimming pools can reopen. Pubs, restaurants, bars and cafes can reopen serving customers outside. Venues can also offer takeaway alcoholic drinks […]
  • April 9, 2021

    Statement on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

    A moment of sorrow for the entire nation, as we mourn the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh. My thoughts are with the entire Royal Family today, but especially the Queen who was married to Prince Philip for over seven decades. It is always a tragedy to lose your partner and I offer my utmost […]
  • April 8, 2021

    Julian’s parliamentary committee presses government to aid covid-hit wholesale and suppliers sector

    The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee on which Julian serves has published a report stressing government needs to better support the severely impacted supply chain of food and drink businesses to protect jobs and livelihoods, as the hospitality sector re-opens from 12th April. The ‘Covid-19 and the issues of security […]
  • April 7, 2021

    £2.9million funding boost for York’s cultural and heritage sites

    Julian has welcomed the announcement that York will receive £2,965,522 to support iconic cultural and heritage organisations and independent cinemas as they reopen and recover from coronavirus. This is part of the £400 million in grants and loans being delivered to over 2,700 organisations across England, to help cultural and heritage organisations reopen and thrive […]
  • April 7, 2021

    York Press column – Get Change Right with East-West

    With many years of talk regarding devolution, you would have been excused for thinking it was never going to happen; but with the Government’s levelling up agenda accelerating plans it is now undeniable that change is coming to North Yorkshire.   The Government are currently consulting on proposals for unitary authorities, which would together create […]
  • April 1, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    Since my last weekly vaccine update, family and friends have been able to enjoy the warm weather meeting up outside in groups of up to six. At York’s several vaccine sites, preparations have been made to prepare for April – the month of second doses – and we have seen rates of full vaccination steadily […]