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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 4, 2021

    Statement on New National Lockdown Measures

    After the challenges and hardships of the last year, it is very disappointing to be re-entering lockdown and experiencing the sacrifices associated with it. However, with York’s escalating case rate it was inevitable that further measures would be needed locally to suppress the virus. I am particularly concerned regarding the return to virtual distanced learning […]
  • January 1, 2021

    York Press: New Year Message

    After a very tough 2020, more than ever I want to wish all York residents a very Happy New Year, in the hope that things can only get better. Coronavirus has meant sacrifices from the public on a scale not seen since the Second World War. I extend my deepest sympathy to families directly impacted, […]
  • December 30, 2020

    York into tier 3 and schools reopening

    “The move into tier 3 is unquestionably a major blow for the city, especially our large hospitality sector now forced to close, but given York’s virus rate has rocketed from 65 to 240 per 100,000 in just two weeks, is sadly unavoidable. Tiers continue to be reviewed every two weeks, and we still have the […]
  • December 30, 2020

    My vote for the Brexit trade agreement

    “Today, I will happily vote in favour of the trade and cooperation agreement the government has concluded with the EU, securing ongoing free trade and friendly collaboration with our European neighbours, while regaining full national independence, and allowing our country to seek out new opportunities in the wider world. This sensible agreement draws a line […]
  • December 29, 2020

    York Press column: The New Challenges Ahead Must Not Dull Our Optimism for the New Year

    After months of hard graft by York residents abiding by unwelcome yet necessary restrictions, the festive season has been accompanied by a worrying spike in local coronavirus cases amidst the backdrop of the discovery of a worryingly more infectious strain of the virus.   It was only a fortnight ago that I raised York’s excellent progress […]
  • December 21, 2020

    Julian welcomes York coronavirus vaccination centre at Askham Bar

    Having pressed the Health Secretary via a written parliamentary question earlier this month on the timeline for opening a York vaccination centre, I am delighted eligible residents will begin receiving their vaccine locally this week. The initial wave of vaccinations was being directed for our region from Leeds and Hull, so I know it will […]
  • December 19, 2020

    Julian’s statement on revised Christmas restrictions

    “After an incredibly tough year, I understand these changes to household mixing over the festive period will be hard for families and friends who were looking forward to seeing each other for Christmas. While the last-minute nature of the changes is less than ideal, I believe that the updated restrictions are necessary when facing a […]
  • December 18, 2020

    Julian welcomes boost to City of York budget next year

    Julian has welcomed the Government’s announcement that City of York Council will see its budget boosted by five per cent next year, as part of the Conservatives’ commitment to level up local services across the country and give them the resources they need to support their communities as we recover from the pandemic. Local authorities […]
  • December 17, 2020

    Julian presses Health Secretary on tiers criteria for York during tiers review statement

    At today’s update on tiered restrictions in the House of Commons, Julian questioned Matt Hancock on which virus criteria York will have to improve on to be able to move down from tier 2 to tier 1 measures, once the current virus surge ends. This was the first of regular fortnightly reviews of tier positions […]
  • December 16, 2020

    York Press column – As we say goodbye to 2020, we look to 2021 with hope and optimism

    Although for many it may seem much longer, last weekend marked one year since the 2019 General Election. While nobody could have predicted how 2020 would unfold, it still remains the honour of a lifetime to have been elected for a fourth consecutive term and to continue serving the residents of York Outer as I […]