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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

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...

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  • January 13, 2016

    Julian criticises Health Minister for callous approach to vaccine damage victims

    Julian has wade into Government Ministers for their unsympathetic approach to people who have suffered life-changing side effects from vaccinations. Yesterday, Mr Sturdy spoke in a debate in Parliament on the swine flu vaccination, pandermix, which in rare cases has led to the development of narcolepsy and cataplexy, particularly in young people. Mr Sturdy raised […]
  • January 3, 2016

    Flooding Update: £10 million of new funding announced for Foss Barrier upgrade

    Julian has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that York is to receive £10 million of new funding to improve flood defences in the city. The funding will be reserved for upgrades to the Foss Barrier, which was overwhelmed at the height of Storm Eva last week. A further £30 million has also been announced for […]
  • December 31, 2015

    Flooding Update: Naburn

    Yesterday Julian was out and about in Naburn talking to local residents and assessing the impact of the flooding as water levels receded. Julian met with Councillor Suzie Mercer, the Parish Council, and representatives from the Environment Agency to discuss the next steps forward to help the village recover. Sadly a number of properties have […]
  • December 30, 2015

    Flooding Update: Environment Secretary promises more help and funding for York

    Julian today met with the Environment Secretary to discuss what can be done to help local residents and businesses in the aftermath of the floods. The Environment Secretary, Liz Truss, confirmed that over £2 million of funding had already been earmarked to upgrade the Foss Barrier and her department would look into Mr Sturdy’s request […]
  • December 30, 2015

    Flooding Update: Fordlands Road in Fulford

    Pictured: Fordlands Road flooded yesterday. Water levels have since receded. Yesterday Julian was out and about in Fulford, listening to local residents and following up their concerns with officials from the City of York Council and the Environment Agency. Julian attended a number of flooded areas and was particularly concerned about the Fordlands Road area. As […]
  • December 29, 2015

    Flooding Update: Julian meets with Environment Minister at Foss Barrier

    Julian today visited the Foss Barrier with the Environment Minister Rory Stewart and Council Leader Chris Steward as vital engineering work continues. Emergency work on the Foss Barrier has now reinstated four pumps, which will allow the barrier to drain water more quickly from the River Foss. Emergency services, the armed forces and Environment Agency […]
  • December 28, 2015

    Flooding Update: Julian visits command centre

    Julian attended the flood command centre today to discuss the latest flooding developments in the centre of York. The local MP met with officials from the Environment Agency, emergency services and local council to discuss the plans in place to help those most in need. As wet weather is set to return on Wednesday, Mr […]
  • December 21, 2015

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    As another busy year in British politics winds down, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!   With festive songs already dominating the airwaves and the bright lights decorating our streets, I hope you are looking forward to Christmas as much as my children. Christmas, […]
  • December 18, 2015

    Place of Safety Unit Reopened at Bootham Park Hospital

    Julian has welcomed the recent news that the ‘place of safety’ unit for vulnerable people detained by the police has reopened in Bootham Park Hospital. The unit had closed along with the wider hospital due to safety concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission on October 1. However all the work required by the CQC […]
  • December 14, 2015

    Julian speaks up for mental health care provision in the region

    Last week in Parliament Julian raised the issue of mental health care provision and specially, Bootham Park Hospital. The debate was discussing the importance of parity of esteem between mental and physical health and Julian was keen to discuss Bootham Park Hospital and press the Minister for a long term solution. Speaking in the debate, Julian said: […]