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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian backs Macmillan’s cancer nurse campaign at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament

Julian backs Macmillan’s cancer nurse campaign at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament

This week, Julian was one of over 200 Members of Parliament who came together to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s latest campaign. The charity used its well loved World’s Biggest Coffee Morning reception in Parliament to launch a new report “Cancer Nursing on the line”. The report calls for a Cancer Nurse Fund to invest in

Statement on government social care and health proposal

I support the broad principles and intentions behind the government’s plan for a reformed...

Back to school and supply chain issues

On Monday York’s children returned to school, beginning what will hopefully be a much...

York Press column – Afghanistan retreat and investment in York

Last week, I travelled to London for the emergency recall of Parliament to discuss...

Category: News & Articles

  • March 26, 2021

    Julian votes against renewing government covid powers for 6 months

    Last night, Julian voted against the government on its motion to extend emergency powers to impose restrictions under the Coronavirus Act for a further 6 months. He did so on the basis that this period goes far beyond the end of the government’s roadmap for lifting all legal limits on social contact from 21st June, […]
  • March 24, 2021

    York Press column: One Year on from Lockdown

    Yesterday marks the anniversary of the Prime Minister first instructing us all to ‘stay at home’ on 23rd March 2020. It seems difficult to believe that the normal lives we took for granted have been suspended for that long, and I think few of us would have believed anyone who had told us at the time […]
  • March 24, 2021

    Statement on John Lewis store closure

    While no brand has been immune to the challenges of the last year and the ongoing trend towards online retail, since opening in 2014 John Lewis has been a key anchor of the Vangarde Retail Park and has been warmly welcomed by local residents. I have already been in touch with John Lewis about their York […]
  • March 23, 2021

    Julian lobbies Business Secretary for travel sector support and against summer holiday ban

    Today in the House of Commons, Julian pressed the Business Secretary to provide targeted support to travel businesses if the government maintains the current covid holiday travel restrictions through the summer. In recent days, Ministers have refused to rule out retaining travel restrictions, despite the success of the government vaccination programme, with half of all […]
  • March 19, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    As the key dates for easing lockdown measures at the end of March and mid-April edge closer with each passing day, it is reassuring to learn that the vaccine rollout remains on track to reach national targets of offering everyone in the top nine priority groups their first dose by the end of April with […]
  • March 17, 2021

    £297,000 government funding for York air quality project

    Julian has welcomed the award of £297,237 from the Department of the Environment’s Air Quality Grant Scheme to City of York Council. This funding will pay for an examination of how to reduce pollution from goods vehicles. There will be a feasibility study on lowering emissions from first and ‘last mile’ light goods deliveries, and […]
  • March 14, 2021

    Letter to Hospitality Businesses

    This week Julian wrote to hospitality businesses across the constituency to ask for their views on the Prime Minister’s roadmap for easing lockdown and the support announced in the Budget to help inform his lobbying efforts going forward. If you have not received a letter or are not currently accessing your premises, and you operate […]
  • March 12, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    As each week goes by, our amazing vaccine rollout programme goes from strength to strength with over twenty-three million vaccine doses having been administered across the country. In North Yorkshire and York alone, over 375,000 people have been inoculated, including 38,000 of my constituents in York Outer. Within the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group […]
  • March 10, 2021

    York Press column – The End of the Pandemic is Finally in Sight

    Since my last column, the Prime Minister’s roadmap to ease lockdown and the Chancellor’s Budget have provided the detail we have been longing for as to how we will bounce back after the pandemic. Both provide great clarity and offer optimistic reassurance to families, students, businesses and workers that 2021 will see normality return across […]
  • March 9, 2021

    Julian visit local brewery Ainsty Ales

    As part of his ongoing discussions throughout the pandemic with York’s important hospitality and leisure sectors, Julian visited Ainsty Ales in Acaster Malbis on Friday to meet with their owner and Managing Director, Andy Herrington. Founded in 2014, Ainsty Ales has won an array of accolades for their high-quality beers quickly joining the ranks of […]