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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Statement on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

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

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...

£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...

Local Coronavirus Update

Since my last weekly vaccine update, family and friends have been able to enjoy...

Category: News & Articles

  • February 5, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    From data available as of Thursday, over 1.2 million people have now received a coronavirus vaccine in the North East and Yorkshire contributing to the major milestone of over 10 million vaccinations being administered nationally. One fifth of the adult population has now received a vaccine dose putting us on course to drive away this […]
  • February 3, 2021

    Julian pushes Health Secretary on status of fast-vaccinating areas under lockdown exit plan

    Yesterday, in the House of Commons, Julian asked Matt Hancock about the position of fast vaccinating areas like Yorkshire in the lockdown exit plan the government will outline in the week commencing 22nd February. On Monday at a visit to a West Yorkshire vaccination site, Boris Johnson said the government were considering whether the whole […]
  • February 2, 2021

    Julian Questions Minister On Ensuring Welfare of Armed Forces Personnel Assisting With Vaccine Rollout

    In the House of Commons yesterday, York Outer MP Julian Sturdy questioned Defence Ministers on ensuring that the service personnel who are assisting with the vaccine rollout across the country are receiving the support they would expect if stationed at barracks. Over 5,000 Armed Forces personnel are currently deployed on the largest ever peacetime resilience […]
  • January 29, 2021

    York’s 1st covid cases 1 year on – York Press article

    The confirmation of York’s first coronavirus cases on Friday 31st January 2020 already feels much longer than a year ago. We had all seen the reports of coronavirus in China, but this news made it suddenly very real, that this potential threat to our community was already here. As these were the first British cases, […]
  • January 28, 2021

    Government responds to Julian’s call for lockdown ending plan to track vaccination progress

    I welcome the Prime Minister’s confirmation yesterday that the government has scheduled the last week of February to set out its plan to safely end lockdown, on the basis of progress on the vaccine rollout, acting on requests made by me and parliamentary colleagues, but will wait to see what the detail means for York […]
  • January 28, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    In North Yorkshire and York, more than 126,000 of our most vulnerable residents, those aged over 80 and in care homes as well as care home staff, have now been vaccinated – one sixth of the population. Residents and staff in all of the county’s 235 residential care settings, apart from those settings with outbreaks […]
  • January 27, 2021

    York Press column – Flood risk returns as York rolls out the vaccine

    With the return of York’s flooding problem last week on top of covid, the resilience of our city is being given a real test. Of course, it has not been found wanting, and I pay a warm tribute to the City of York Council, Environment Agency and emergency services staff who are working to get […]
  • January 26, 2021

    HandyMag column – Vaccine rollout gives hope for 2021

    The plunge into renewed lockdown due to the vicious new strain of Coronavirus is an undeniably grim start to the New Year. My sympathy and thoughts are with all households directly impacted, and as a parent of young children with elderly parents living close to York, I know how much of a burden the restriction […]
  • January 25, 2021

    Julian applauds Vaccines Delivery Plan

    Julian has applauded the efforts of the Government’s Vaccines Delivery Plan – the biggest vaccination programme in British history – as new figures show the results of recent efforts to ramp up vaccine rollout.  Already in our area,142,882 vaccinations have been administered (as of Friday 22 January), as part of plans to vaccinate the top 4 […]
  • January 21, 2021

    York Outer flood risk update

    I am closely monitoring the situation, and have checked in with our local Environment Agency team about the steps they are taking. I aim to visit affected areas and examine the effectiveness of defences in person, covid rules allowing, as soon as possible. The River Ouse is rising to an estimated 4.5 to 4.7 metres […]