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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian signs backbench amendment to give MPs a greater say on Covid restrictions

Julian signs backbench amendment to give MPs a greater say on Covid restrictions

Julian has put his name to a cross-party amendment, tabled by senior Conservative backbencher Sir Graham Brady seeking to instruct the Government to give Parliament greater oversight of new regulations to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  The move, supported by over 40 Conservative MPs, will amend a motion that the Government is tabling next week

Julian Raises a Mug in Support for Macmillan’s Coffee Morning

Julian has joined supporters from Macmillan Cancer Support for a virtual Coffee Morning to...

Julian Welcomes Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan After Lobbying for Continued Support

Julian welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s statement in Parliament today as the Government unveiled their...

£2 million new funding for York Hospital A and E ahead of winter

York Hospital’s A and E department has been allocated an additional £2 million in...

Category: News & Articles

  • July 18, 2020

    BBC Radio York – Julian discusses Parliament Moving to York

    Julian spoke to Georgey Spanswick on Breakfast on BBC Radio York to discuss the revelation that York is being considered as a site for Parliament while the Palace of Westminster is renovated. Speaking to the York Press on this issue, Julian said: “While we should always be careful about drawing conclusions from leaked information, the […]
  • July 17, 2020

    £1.39 million in new funding for York Council to meet coronavirus costs

    Julian has welcomed the news that City of York Council is being allocated £1.39 million, as its share of new £500 million funding from government to help local authorities cope with the additional costs created by the coronavirus emergency. This latest cash injection means City of York Council has now received over £11.9 million to […]
  • July 12, 2020

    Julian raises concerns over slow re-opening of York schools

    Julian Sturdy MP has welcomed the Government’s announcement that all year groups will be returning to school from the beginning of September. He has however raised concerns brought to him by parents that too few primary schools in York are currently opening their doors to all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Although […]
  • July 10, 2020

    All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture Annual Report

    In July, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture, of which Julian is Chair, recently published their Annual Report 2018-19. Julian wrote the following as an introduction: “As ever, I am grateful to Members and Stakeholders who have contributed to our busy work programme over the past year, addressing many of the […]
  • July 8, 2020

    Julian welcomes Chancellor’s boost for York’s economy, furloughed workers and young jobseekers

    “As someone who has been pressing for York’s large hospitality and tourism sector to get the support it needs to rebuild, I am delighted the Chancellor has listened by cutting VAT from 20% to just 5% for food and drink, accommodation and attractions. This is just the kind of decisive measure that can make a […]
  • July 5, 2020

    Julian Backs Radical Move To Change To Laws On Wills

    Julian Sturdy is backing a campaign by  Rachel Roche, the award winning York based solicitor, to change the way wills are witnessed to bring England and Wales into line with Scotland, Ireland and France who have introduced relaxed rules to allow them to be witnessed online during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With an estimated 30-40 […]
  • July 2, 2020

    York Press column – Reopening our city

    With the reopening of cafes, eateries, pubs, libraries, cultural venues, and tourist facilities this coming Saturday, following the opening of non-essential shops on 15th June, York will start returning to something like its normal bustle. I know many will have been relieved by being able to more effectively support loved ones in single households, including […]
  • June 30, 2020

    Julian hails new Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

    “I have represented a number of local residents over several years who are either Cystic Fibrosis patients or family of patients in lobbying the government and the manufacturer Vertex on expanding access to the best treatments by making the Orkambi drug available, a decision that was taken in October. I am delighted by today’s news […]
  • June 26, 2020

    Julian Welcomes Re-Opening of York’s Vital Tourism Sector

    Julian Sturdy MP has welcomed the re-opening of the tourism sector on 4 July, giving a boost for over 1100 businesses in York, and called on people to show their support for businesses following a challenging three months. This follows the release of figures that show the Government’s Job Retention Scheme has supported 24,000 jobs across […]
  • June 24, 2020

    Julian Backs Re-Opening of Gyms and Leisure Centres

    Julian has recently been contacted by Duncan Bannatyne asking for assistance in reopening gyms and leisure facilities as soon and as safely as possible. Many other local gym owners and members have reached out to Julian asking for help and he has lobbied Ministers on their behalf to hopefully allow these businesses open alongside the […]