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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

  • October 24, 2017

    Julian sees Drive for Literacy in action at Poppleton Ousebank primary school

    This week, Julian visited Poppleton Ousebank primary school to learn more about their partnership with the national literacy charity, Driver Youth Trust. Together they will be implementing ‘Drive for Literacy’, DYT’s flagship programme – designed to support pupils with literacy difficulties by developing existing skills in schools. Many children in the UK have literacy difficulties […]
  • October 23, 2017

    To support enterprise, fairness and food the government should extend the Groceries Code Adjudicator

    During the autumn, Ministers are expected to announce their plans for the future of our Groceries Code Adjudicator, sometimes called the “Supermarkets’ Ombudsman”. Extending the remit of this successful regulator, on which the government has been consulting, is a much-needed step that would support enterprise, competition and fairness in the groceries sector – from field […]
  • October 17, 2017

    Julian backs Anthony Nolan campaign

    Julian has backed a campaign by blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, calling for better care for people recovering from a stem cell transplant. Despite stem cell transplant patients often being known as “patients for life” due to the long-term side-effects of the treatment, many are not receiving adequate support for the physical, practical and psychological […]
  • October 11, 2017

    Yorkshire Devolution: Parliamentary Debate

    In a debate held in Parliament yesterday regarding Yorkshire devolution, Julian made clear that York risked being left behind as a result of slow progress in securing a deal for the area. The debate, introduced by John Grogan, the Member of Parliament for Keighley focused upon options for devolving powers to Yorkshire and was well […]
  • October 10, 2017

    Julian hosts Northern Rail in Parliament

    Today in Parliament, Julian hosted a Northern Rail event for Members of Parliament across the north to meet with directors and discuss upcoming developments on the rail network. Julian was encouraged to hear about upgrades to the York – Harrogate line as the current Pacer trains will be replaced by the end of 2019 with […]
  • October 4, 2017

    Julian supports government action on animal cruelty sentences and plastics recycling

    Julian has welcomed the Environment Secretary’s decision to introduce tougher sentences for cruelty to animals, and plan for the introduction of a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles. Michael Gove announced these measures on Monday in his speech to the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. He said the government would increase the maximum prison sentence […]
  • October 3, 2017

    Julian welcomes Northern England transport funding commitment

    Julian has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement of extra funding to improve regional rail and road links, which could provide significant benefits for York and North Yorkshire. Speaking yesterday at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, Philip Hammond announced that the government will allocate £300 million to adapt infrastructure on the new HS2 line so it […]
  • September 28, 2017

    Julian discusses Transport and Infrastructure with City of York Council

    Last week, Julian met with representatives from City of York Council in West Offices to discuss a number of matters relating to local transport and infrastructure. Julian was very much encouraged to hear that the Council has secured £300,000 to conduct a development study into fully dualling the A1237. This exercise will consider the strategic […]
  • September 27, 2017

    Julian’s York Press Column: Reforming Education

    I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the many young people across York who received their GCSE and A-Level results over the summer. I was particularly interested to see the results of those sitting the new English and maths GCSEs and was delighted with provisional results showing that 69 per cent of students […]
  • September 22, 2017

    Action on post-Brexit science, environment and rural business

    Last week, Julian spent some of his time in Westminster addressing the important issues of future environmental and agriculture policy post-Brexit, safeguarding UK crop science as we leave the EU, and support for rural businesses. On Tuesday, in his capacity as Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture, he chaired […]