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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

  • March 28, 2017

    Julian leads group of MPs in lobbying Minsters on unfair trading practices

    Earlier this month, Julian led a cross-party group of MPs to meet with the Minister for Small Business, Margot James, and the Minister for Agriculture, George Eustice, in his ongoing campaign to address unfair trading practices through reform of the role of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA). The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy […]
  • March 23, 2017

    Statement from Julian Following Terror Attack in Westminster

    Yesterday’s events in Parliament and on Westminster Bridge were a shock to us all. This was a heinous and cowardly crime, and my thoughts and prayers and with the victims and their families. I would like to pay tribute to the security services who put themselves in harm’s way every day to keep Parliament and […]
  • March 15, 2017

    Julian leads food labelling debate in Parliament

    Yesterday, Julian led a debate in Westminster Hall in Parliament on the future of food origin labelling, which is important for both the consumers and producers of food, and for rural communities. Accurate labelling, especially around country of origin, is important for guaranteeing fair competition for British farmers, and ensuring their products can compete on […]
  • March 10, 2017

    Julian meets with University Vice-Chancellor

    Julian met with Professor Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor at the University of York to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the institution as Britain begins the process of withdrawing from the European Union. Julian is determined to ensure that higher education policy is a top priority for the Government during its renegotiation with the EU. As part of ongoing […]
  • March 8, 2017

    Julian Comments on ‘Forward-Looking and Realistic Spring Budget’

    Julian has responded to the government’s Budget presented today by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. Julian said “overall, this was a forward-looking, realistic budget, with some important measures to help families and businesses”. In his statement the Chancellor announced a significant increase in predicted economic growth to 2% (from 1.4%) for 2017, while […]
  • March 8, 2017

    Julian Calls on Government to Resolve Vaccine Damage Payment Issue

    Today in a debate in Parliament Julian pushed the Government to draw a line under the vaccine damage payment issue in relation to pandemrix. Pandemrix was widely used during the swine flu pandemic after being rushed into circulation without full clinical trials. This risk was acknowledged as an indemnity was agreed between the Government and […]
  • March 7, 2017

    Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2017

    To celebrate the tenth anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week, Julian visited apprentices working at the National STEM Learning Centre in York. This year’s National Apprenticeship Week runs from 6-10 March 2017, and will be celebrated with events across the UK.The yearly occasion recognises the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider […]
  • March 3, 2017

    Julian’s York Press Column: The Northern Powerhouse

    Any mention of the Northern Powerhouse is all too frequently met with a cynical groan. I understand why, buzzwords like Northern Powerhouse appear superficial and abstract, most people find themselves asking, “what does it actually mean?” This response is entirely justifiable and we can all agree that politicians should spent less time selling a ‘brand’ […]
  • February 23, 2017

    Julian Visits Award Winning Miller’s Fish & Chips in Haxby

    On Friday Julian met with Nick, David and Lesley Miller who run their family business, Miller’s Fish and Chips, from their shop in the centre of Haxby. Miller’s Fish and Chips recently picked up the ‘Best in North East England’ title as well as third place for Independent Takeaway Fish & Chip Shop of the […]
  • February 22, 2017

    Julian voices local concerns in Parliament over Strensall Barracks closure plans

    Yesterday, Julian spoke up for local residents affected by the planned closure of Strensall Barracks in a debate in Westminster Hall in Parliament. Under plans announced in November, the Ministry of Defence intends to dispose of Queen Elizabeth Barracks and Towthorpe Lines at Strensall in 2021, and Imphal Barracks at Fulford Road in 2031. Julian […]