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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Statement on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

Statement on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

A moment of sorrow for the entire nation, as we mourn the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh. My thoughts are with the entire Royal Family today, but especially the Queen who was married to Prince Philip for over seven decades. It is always a tragedy to lose your partner and I offer my utmost

Julian’s parliamentary committee presses government to aid covid-hit wholesale and suppliers sector

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee on which Julian...

£2.9million funding boost for York’s cultural and heritage sites

Julian has welcomed the announcement that York will receive £2,965,522 to support iconic cultural...

Local Coronavirus Update

Since my last weekly vaccine update, family and friends have been able to enjoy...

Category: News & Articles

  • January 20, 2021

    Julian votes against government again on parliamentary control of trade agreements

    During yesterday’s debate on amendments to the Trade Bill made by the House of Lords, Julian voted against the government in favour of retaining a Lords amendment that would have guaranteed both Houses of Parliament a clear vote at the beginning and end of a trade deal negotiation. The regaining of full control over trade […]
  • January 15, 2021

    Askham Bar vaccination centre upgraded to new national vaccination hub for region

    I am delighted to hear that the Askham Bar vaccination site is being expanded to become a national vaccination centre, which shows the importance that is attached to ensuring a swift and comprehensive rollout of the vaccine to the medically vulnerable in our city and surrounding area. Although it is a long and hard road […]
  • January 14, 2021

    Julian pushes Ministers on strengthening parliamentary scrutiny of trade agreements

    This morning at Questions to the Secretary of State for International Trade in the House of Commons, Julian pressed the government to commit to ensuring Parliament has the final say when new trade deals are ratified. The regaining of full control over trade from the EU is one of the largest changes of the Brexit […]
  • January 13, 2021

    Julian presses Prime Minister on when vaccination progress will allow safe relaxation of restrictions

    Today at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, Julian questioned Boris Johnson about considering setting a target for when vaccination of the vulnerable is sufficiently advanced to allow for the easing of restrictions, to give people hope and emphasise that observing lockdown measures is leading somewhere. The vaccination programme has already injected nearly […]
  • January 13, 2021

    York Press column – We Must Not Lose Sight of Progress Amidst the Storm of the Resurgent Pandemic

    As we get back into what has unfortunately become well-rehearsed routines with the return of a national lockdown, it is imperative that we do not lose hope for 2021 amidst the storm of the resurgent pandemic. With three vaccines now approved and nearly one-hundred-and-fifty million doses secured, we can now begin to chart a course over […]
  • January 12, 2021

    Julian questions Health Secretary on ensuring equal vaccine access for York’s villages

    This morning, Julian asked Matt Hancock to ensure uniform access to the coronavirus vaccine, so those in outlying communities do not receive it behind those in urban centres. Vaccination in York is being organised across GP practices, with vaccination centres at Haxby Health Centre, and a mass vaccination site at Askham Bar managed by the […]
  • January 6, 2021

    Parliamentary approval of new lockdown regulations

    I reluctantly supported the imposition of renewed lockdown measures in the House of Commons this evening, on the basis that the enormous spike in infections driven by the more contagious new variant of the virus leaves us with no alternative. Our local case rate has spiralled from 65 per 100,000 just before Christmas to approaching […]
  • January 6, 2021

    Lockdown education and exams announcement

    “I welcome the Education Secretary’s clarification today that GCSE and A-level grades will be awarded this summer via teacher assessment in place of cancelled exams. This gives certainty to pupils, parents, and teachers, and should avoid any repeat of last summer’s attempt to impose grades via algorithm, with schools instead trusted this year to fairly […]
  • January 5, 2021

    Financial Support For Businesses During Lockdown

    As with the original lockdown, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has put in place a comprehensive plan to ensure businesses are supported through this next stage of the pandemic. Retail, hospitality and leisure business premises forced to close can claim a one-off grant of up to £9,000.The one-off additional grant each business premises will receive depends […]
  • January 5, 2021

    Lockdown Rules and Guidelines

    Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night, England will enter another national lockdown from the early hours of tomorrow although everyone is urged to follow guidance from now. This new lockdown see the return and reinforcement of the ‘Stay At Home’ messaging which was originally introduced in March when measures were first put in place. […]