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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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

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

HandyMag column – Vaccine rollout gives hope for 2021

The plunge into renewed lockdown due to the vicious new strain of Coronavirus is...

Julian applauds Vaccines Delivery Plan

Julian has applauded the efforts of the Government’s Vaccines Delivery Plan – the biggest vaccination...

York Outer flood risk update

I am closely monitoring the situation, and have checked in with our local Environment...

Category: News & Articles

  • November 10, 2020

    Julian questions Health Secretary on ensuring new 15 minute coronavirus tests come to York

    This afternoon in the House of Commons, Julian pushed the Health Secretary to confirm York’s allocation of new rapid turnaround coronavirus tests, to help the city manage the issues created by having to protect a large student population alongside permanent residents. The Health Secretary updated the House on encouraging progress towards a coronavirus vaccine, and […]
  • November 10, 2020

    Julian presses Ministers on easing lockdown to save local businesses

    Today in the House of Commons, Julian Sturdy questioned Ministers in the Department for Business on lifting restrictions after this month’s lockdown to help York businesses survive. At Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Julian Sturdy asked: “The government’s new support measures for businesses provide a genuine lifeline, however […]
  • November 9, 2020

    Julian presses Home Secretary for commitment to rural police services

    Julian asked the Home Secretary, Priti Patel MP, for a commitment that new North Yorkshire Police recruits would be used to improve rural police presence rather than be purely focussed on city centres. This follows reports of a break in at Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy in Strensall and York’s Conservative Councillors raising reports of antisocial […]
  • November 6, 2020

    Julian helps deliver government concessions on UK food standards in Agriculture Bill

    Having rebelled against the government in successive votes on the Agriculture Bill to demand stronger guarantees on the protection of UK food standards against lower-grade imports in future trade agreements, Julian has welcomed concessions by Ministers to strengthen independent scrutiny of the effect of trade deals, and create a legal duty on government to report […]
  • November 6, 2020

    Position on November coronavirus lockdown

    On Wednesday I reluctantly voted in favour of the new national restrictions, lasting from 5th November until 2nd December. Although the government’s decision is in line with that taken by our European neighbours, with France, Germany and Spain all imposing tough new measures, I have significant reservations about the impact on households and the economy. […]
  • November 5, 2020

    York Press column – New lockdown tests our city’s resolve

    This weekend it is Remembrance Sunday, and although York’s traditional commemoration is sadly curtailed by coronavirus, our thoughts will still turn to those from our community who endured great trials to preserve our way of life, a reminder that the people of York do not give up easily. The return to national lockdown this week […]
  • October 31, 2020

    Julian’s Initial Reaction to Second Lockdown Announcement

    Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of the entirety of England entering heightened lockdown restrictions commencing Thursday, I understand and share the concern of many residents. The focus of this second lockdown is to protect the capacity of our local NHS services and keep hospitals open for other care. If trends in COVID hospital cases across […]
  • October 29, 2020

    Julian joins All-Party Group on Motor Neurone Disease

    Following the incredibly moving BBC documentary Rob Burrow: My Year With MND, Julian has joined the All Party Parliamentary Group on Motor Neurone Disease. The purpose of the group is to increase awareness and understanding of MND amongst parliamentarians and to campaign for better access to high quality services for people affected by MND. For […]
  • October 27, 2020

    Julian signs Northern Tory MPs letter to Prime Minister on regional ‘levelling-up’ and recovery from coronavirus

    Julian has joined over 50 Conservative MPs in writing to Boris Johnson to emphasise that coronavirus must not allow the government’s commitment to boosting prosperity and investment across Northern England to slip, and requesting a roadmap down the coronavirus tiering system and lockdown measures, to assist local communities and economies. Having long campaigned for improved […]
  • October 25, 2020

    Julian asks for nominations for the Community Pub Hero Awards 2021

    The All Party Parliamentary Beer Group has invited Julian to nominate a pub in York Outer that has done something incredible to support the community during lockdown. PubAid has launched the Community Pub Hero Awards to celebrate licensees and teams who went the extra mile to help their communities through the pandemic. Maybe by offering […]