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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

There is no point pretending last week’s heavy by-election losses do not send a serious message to the government. Defeated in both a traditionally very ‘safe’ rural West Country seat and urban West Yorkshire, my party is clearly struggling to retain public confidence across a diverse swathe of communities. My thoughts on how our leadership

Haxby Railway Station one step closer with successful Restoring York Railways bid

Following months of intense lobbying in Westminster supporting City of York Council’s bid for...

Julian backs precision breeding law to ensure food security and protect the environment

This week, Julian used the first House of Commons stage of the government’s Genetic...

York Press column – Action on Education

Every child deserves a first-class education to equip them with the skills to pursue...

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  • February 14, 2022

    22,000 York residents assisted by 10 years of pension automatic enrolment

    Julian has welcomed new statistics showing 22,000 people across the city have gained the financial security of a workplace pension in the ten years since automatic pension enrolment was introduced by the Conservative-led Coalition government. This is part of a huge nationwide increase in pension coverage as a result of this policy, with  participation in […]
  • February 9, 2022

    York Press column – What does ‘levelling up’ mean for York?

    Amidst our pandemic response, there has been a core theme underlying all Government policies – levelling up. While admittedly we may not have settled on an agreed definition, I think we all instinctively know what it means and believe it is needed.  As an MP, I am privileged to regularly visit schools and businesses, and […]
  • February 8, 2022

    Statement on Incident involving Sir Keir Starmer outside Parliament

    The violence and aggression directed towards Sir Keir Starmer yesterday evening by anti-vax protesters was disgraceful. No one serving in a public role should have to worry about facing harassment and intimidation. I would like to thank the police for their swift action to keep the Leader of the Opposition safe. Any smears against Sir […]
  • February 5, 2022

    Julian backs York to be new home of Great British Railways

    Julian has eagerly welcomed the formal launch of the competition to find a home for Great British Railways and enthusiastically backs York as the ultimate choice. As part of the Conservative Government’s commitment to level up the country, the new Great British Railways HQ will be based outside of London and bring a number of […]
  • February 3, 2022

    Julian welcomes energy bills support – urges government to do more

    Given the looming danger of unprecedented energy bill rises driven by unusual global economic factors after the pandemic, I am glad to see the Chancellor announce a £350 per household support package, and want him to remain ready to take further decisive action as required. The April £150 non-repayable council tax rebate for homes in […]
  • February 1, 2022

    Julian hails government U-turn on mandatory NHS worker vaccination

    As someone who voted against the government’s proposal for mandatory vaccination for frontline NHS staff, I warmly welcome the Health Secretary’s announcement yesterday that he will now consult on ending this. I am glad he seems to be listening to Conservative MPs like me who resisted the imposition of the policy in December, and expect […]
  • February 1, 2022

    Julian Reacts To Sue Gray Report Update

    Having waited for the conclusion of Sue Gray’s investigation for some weeks now, I read with disappointment the stripped-back update that was published yesterday. While it is not clear how much of Sue Gray’s report is being withheld for the duration of the Metropolitan Police investigation, we can say for certain that an overhaul of […]
  • January 26, 2022

    Covid travel testing ended for vaccinated from mid-February

    As someone who has robustly campaigned for a safe return to normal international travel arrangements, I warmly welcome the announcement that from 11th February fully vaccinated people returning to this country will no longer have to take a lateral flow test after arrival. This comes into effect just in time for the half-term holidays, and […]
  • January 26, 2022

    York Press column – Government must restore trust as we escape from restrictions

    I could not speak to York Press readers without addressing the latest incredibly concerning revelations and allegations about the Prime Minister and Number 10 staff breaching covid rules to hold social events during 2020. Notwithstanding other government achievements during the pandemic, from furlough to vaccination, these stories raise alarming questions about the Prime Minister’s judgement […]
  • January 21, 2022

    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 […]