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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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  • March 31, 2021

    Julian visits Haxby pharmacy vaccination centre

    On Saturday morning, Julian visited the vaccination centre set up by York pharmacy group Citywide Health on The Village in Haxby, to see the important role smaller sites are playing in the covid vaccine effort. Open since 25th February, the site has injected over 8000 patients during the last 4 weeks. Situated in a residential […]
  • March 29, 2021

    Updated Lockdown Guidelines

    From today, there has been a further easing of lockdown restrictions which means: Up to six people or two households can meet outside Outdoor sport and leisure facilities can reopen Organised outdoor sport can resume Outdoor parent and child groups are allowed with up to 15 parents Everyone should still work from home if they […]
  • March 26, 2021

    Julian votes against renewing government covid powers for 6 months

    Last night, Julian voted against the government on its motion to extend emergency powers to impose restrictions under the Coronavirus Act for a further 6 months. He did so on the basis that this period goes far beyond the end of the government’s roadmap for lifting all legal limits on social contact from 21st June, […]
  • March 24, 2021

    York Press column: One Year on from Lockdown

    Yesterday marks the anniversary of the Prime Minister first instructing us all to ‘stay at home’ on 23rd March 2020. It seems difficult to believe that the normal lives we took for granted have been suspended for that long, and I think few of us would have believed anyone who had told us at the time […]
  • March 24, 2021

    Statement on John Lewis store closure

    While no brand has been immune to the challenges of the last year and the ongoing trend towards online retail, since opening in 2014 John Lewis has been a key anchor of the Vangarde Retail Park and has been warmly welcomed by local residents. I have already been in touch with John Lewis about their York […]
  • March 23, 2021

    Julian lobbies Business Secretary for travel sector support and against summer holiday ban

    Today in the House of Commons, Julian pressed the Business Secretary to provide targeted support to travel businesses if the government maintains the current covid holiday travel restrictions through the summer. In recent days, Ministers have refused to rule out retaining travel restrictions, despite the success of the government vaccination programme, with half of all […]
  • March 19, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    As the key dates for easing lockdown measures at the end of March and mid-April edge closer with each passing day, it is reassuring to learn that the vaccine rollout remains on track to reach national targets of offering everyone in the top nine priority groups their first dose by the end of April with […]
  • March 17, 2021

    £297,000 government funding for York air quality project

    Julian has welcomed the award of £297,237 from the Department of the Environment’s Air Quality Grant Scheme to City of York Council. This funding will pay for an examination of how to reduce pollution from goods vehicles. There will be a feasibility study on lowering emissions from first and ‘last mile’ light goods deliveries, and […]
  • March 14, 2021

    Letter to Hospitality Businesses

    This week Julian wrote to hospitality businesses across the constituency to ask for their views on the Prime Minister’s roadmap for easing lockdown and the support announced in the Budget to help inform his lobbying efforts going forward. If you have not received a letter or are not currently accessing your premises, and you operate […]
  • March 12, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    As each week goes by, our amazing vaccine rollout programme goes from strength to strength with over twenty-three million vaccine doses having been administered across the country. In North Yorkshire and York alone, over 375,000 people have been inoculated, including 38,000 of my constituents in York Outer. Within the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group […]