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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

  • November 3, 2021

    York Benefits From UK Community Renewal Fund

    Julian was excited to see that bids from York had been successful in the first round of funding from the UK Community Renewal Fund. Archaeology on Prescription will receive £122,123 and Street Life will receive £469,765. The UK Community Renewal Fund is another key part of the Government’s levelling up agenda and will ensure that […]
  • November 1, 2021

    114 Extra Police Officers Recruited in North Yorkshire

    Julian has welcomed the announcement that 114 police officers have been recruited in North Yorkshire since September 2019, bringing the total number of officers up to 1,564. This builds on his long running campaign for more police officers for North Yorkshire Police as the largest single county force in England (https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/north-yorkshires-case-more-rural-police-julian-sturdy-3044779 and https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1084412225336511) The latest […]
  • October 31, 2021

    Julian Sturdy MP Christmas Card Competition

    Julian has written to Primary Schools across York Outer to  invite students to take part in a competition to design his Christmas card.  Each year Julian send hundreds of Christmas cards across the constituency to residents, community groups, businesses and charities as well as to his parliamentary colleagues, including the Prime Minister. This year he […]
  • October 28, 2021

    ‘Project Gigabit’ delivering next generation connectivity in York Outer

    Julian welcome the latest ‘Project Gigabit’ update, which aims to connect the UK to lightning-fast, reliable broadband. Through the scheme, this Government has now reached the milestone of 50% gigabit-capable coverage in the UK – a dramatic rise from 5.8% in January 2019. This growth is expected to continue, reaching 60% gigabit-capable coverage by the […]
  • October 27, 2021

    Julian welcomes Budget boost for York’s economy and public services

    It is reassuring to see higher than expected economic growth predicted of at least 6% this year and next, although we cannot be complacent and must support workers and businesses to actually deliver this. Given the potential for the pandemic to have a dire impact on employment, for young people especially, it is a big […]
  • October 27, 2021

    Julian excited to see York-Beverley line awarded Government funding for the development of a business case

    A bid to restore the 40-mile direct rail route between York and Beverley was given an important boost in today’s Budget. The bid, co-sponsored by Julian and the Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart, will now receive support from officials at the Department for Transport as well as funding for 75% of the cost of […]
  • October 26, 2021

    Julian Champions Pubs and Breweries Ahead of Spending Review

    Ahead of tomorrow’s Spending Review, Julian has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP renewing his calls for an overhaul in the way beer is taxed. Julian has long championed the need to reassess tax arrangements for pubs and feels the need to relieve the financial pressure on the sector is only […]
  • October 21, 2021

    Julian leads group of North Yorkshire MPs in calling for Great British Railways to be based in York 

    Julian has today written to the Transport Secretary in support of York’s bid to become the home of Great British Railways. The letter was co-signed by local MPs Nigel Adams, Andrew Jones, Kevin Hollinrake and Robert Goodwill who are also getting behind the campaign to bring the new public body to York.   Announced by […]
  • October 20, 2021

    Julian questions COP 26 President on using gene editing and science to stop climate change

    Julian today used Questions to the President of COP 26 in the House of Commons to ask the government to use the summit to promote the vital role cutting-edge science like gene editing can play in ensuring sustainable production and combating global warming. Britain is hosting the COP 26 climate change meeting of world leaders […]
  • October 20, 2021

    York Press column – RIP Sir David Amess and boosting GP services

    I could not begin this column without paying tribute to my former colleague Sir David Amess following his shocking murder at a constituency surgery last Friday. Besides being an attack on our democracy, this means the loss of a husband, father of five, and devoted public servant, and above all I will be thinking of […]