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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

  • August 31, 2018

    Julian spends a day on the beat with York police as part of the ‘Give a Day to Policing’ initiative.

    Julian spent last Friday experiencing a regular day for York’s Neighbourhood Policing team. Julian was able to see how day-to-day business is prioritised, attended response calls and discussed policing challenges with frontline officers. Julian spent the day ‘on the beat’ with officers who responded to a number of calls from members of the public. Julian […]
  • August 13, 2018

    Government acts on Julian’s call to lower bowel cancer screening age

    Julian has welcomed the government’s decision to lower the screening age for the NHS bowel cancer programme from 60 to 50, following calls for this from him and many others. The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has accepted the recommendation of the expert National Screening Committee that screening should now be offered from ages 50 to […]
  • August 10, 2018

    York Press column: Plans for Bootham Park Hospital site must benefit the people of York

    Last month, I met Health Minister Stephen Barclay in Westminster to discuss the future of the Bootham Park Hospital site in the centre of York, alongside York Central MP Rachael Maskell. City of York Council has been calling for NHS Property Services to halt its current plans to sell the site and reinvest the proceeds […]
  • July 19, 2018

    Julian meets Health Minister on future of Bootham Park Hospital site

    Julian yesterday met with Health Minister Stephen Barclay to discuss the future of the Bootham Park Hospital site, having raised the issue in Parliament earlier this month. City of York Council wants NHS Property Services to halt their plans to sell the site and allow the local NHS and the Council sufficient time to devise […]
  • July 17, 2018

    Julian presses Ministers on improving technical education

    Julian today pressed Ministers in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to deliver on plans for better technical education by listening to employers and drawing on the experience of York institutions. The government has committed to a major overhaul of technical education as part of its Industrial Strategy for improving UK productivity and […]
  • July 11, 2018

    York Press Column – 70th anniversary of our NHS

    Last Thursday, I attended a special choral celebration at York Minster to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of our National Health Service on 5th July 1948. I was glad to welcome the then-Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to York to attend this event, and the experience of seeing a great modern national institution celebrated […]
  • July 11, 2018

    Julian raises local planning powers over fracking at Prime Minister’s Questions

    Julian today used Prime Minister’s Questions to raise local concerns about proposed changes to planning rules on fracking applications. In a Written Ministerial Statement, the government has said it plans to consult on treating non-fracking shale exploration as permitted development, and on the criteria for including fracking projects in the nationally significant infrastructure projects regime. […]
  • July 10, 2018

    Julian Raises Claudia’s Law in Parliament

    During a parliamentary question session today Julian raised concerns with the delay in implementing provisions of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017. This legislation is known to most as ‘Claudia’s Law’ after Claudia Lawrence who went missing in York back in March 2009. Guardianship allows families to manage the financial and property affairs of a […]
  • July 5, 2018

    70th anniversary of our National Health Service

    Julian is today marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the National Health Service on 5th July 1948. Establishing universal health provision was a lasting historic achievement of the British people in the 20th century, and the health service has become a great national institution. The creation of the NHS was the result of […]
  • July 4, 2018

    Julian raises questions in Parliament over NHS Property Services regarding Bootham Park site

    Julian today used a parliamentary debate to raise concerns about the attitude of NHS Property Services, the body deciding on the future of the Bootham Park Hospital site, and stress the importance of them involving local decision makers. City of York Council is calling for NHS Property Services to halt its current plans to sell […]