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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...

Category: News & Articles

  • January 18, 2022

    Julian welcomes Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

    I am delighted by the recent news that the life-changing Kaftrio modular therapy has been approved by regulators for prescription to young children with Cystic Fibrosis. I understand 6-11 year olds will soon be able to access this treatment, which could be of very considerable help in managing this terrible condition at such a formative […]
  • January 14, 2022

    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 consolation that the government has so far resisted the urge to again suspend normal life through lockdown. After the cruel separations of last December, it was a relief to enjoy a fairly normal Christmas and New Year, with Ministers now trusting […]
  • January 12, 2022

    Statement on alleged Downing Street Parties

    The recent revelations about the party in the garden of Number 10 on the 20th May 2020 are deeply disturbing and further undermine public confidence in the judgment of the Prime Minister, who must take full responsibility. The Prime Minister came to the House of Commons, admitted his involvement in the party and duly apologised. […]
  • January 1, 2022

    Julian’s New Year Message – York Press

    After another year dominated by covid, I want to warmly wish residents a Happy New Year. I know many York households have suffered appallingly from the pandemic, with 2021 proving a second grim year. I have been listening and working for you throughout this ordeal, and am here to help in any way I can. […]
  • December 29, 2021

    York Press column: 2021 a Year of Wins for York

    With this being my last column of the year, it is hard not to reflect on the 2021; a year where in some places we feel we have come so far and in others we are experiencing deja vu. It is also important to remember that while the pandemic has dominated the news, life has […]
  • December 24, 2021

    Christmas Card Competition Winners

    Earlier this year, Julian launched his Christmas card competition by inviting school children up to Year 4 to send me their festive designs. As you can expect, the competition was very tough and deciding only one winner with two runners-up was difficult. Julian is thankful to all students who took part and to their teachers […]
  • December 18, 2021

    Worries about a ‘lockdown by stealth’ for hospitality sector

    In response to emails received overnight, Julian stands with the hospitality sector and calls for the end of mixed messages which is leading to a ‘lockdown by stealth’: “I am hearing worrying reports from York of restaurants, pubs and bars seeing significant drops in custom last night compared to only a week ago. As York […]
  • December 17, 2021

    Julian joins 73,000 York residents by getting boosted

    Today Julian joined the 25 million people nationally and the 73,000 people in York who have received their booster jab to top-up their protection against covid-19. Julian has always been clear that our route out of the pandemic is through a successful vaccination programme and he was reassured to see so many people coming to […]
  • December 15, 2021

    York Press column – Omicron must not spoil a normal Christmas

    As Christmas looms, I appreciate York residents may be feeling a sense of ‘déjà vu’, with rising virus cases again leading the government to tighten covid measures for the festive season. However, thanks to our vaccine shield and booster rollout, the situation is vastly better than December 2020, with ‘Plan B’ rules proposed to tackle […]
  • December 14, 2021

    My votes on Plan B coronavirus measures

    This evening, I voted against Government proposals for ‘vaccine passports’ for some venues and against mandating vaccination for frontline health workers, but reluctantly supported Ministers on reintroducing compulsory indoor mask wearing. I believe this strikes the right balance between addressing the omicron infection wave, the precise effect of which remains uncertain at this stage, and […]