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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

  • December 15, 2020

    Julian questions Ministers on saving York businesses through allowing trading as normally as possible

    Today in the House of Commons, ahead of Wednesday’s review of tiered covid restrictions, Julian again pressed Ministers at the Department for Business on the reality that many local businesses have to be able to resume conventional trading without further weeks of higher tier restrictions, but with covid-secure measures, to avoid going under. At Questions […]
  • December 15, 2020

    Julian calls for the Chancellor to support Small Breweries

    Julian has joined calls for the Chancellor to reconsider changes to a scheme which has transformed the small brewing sector in the UK. A joint letter signed by Julian and 102 other MPs argues that changing Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR) will put a great British success story under threat at a time when many businesses […]
  • December 10, 2020

    Over £3.49 million of new upgrade funding for York Hospital and Yorkshire Ambulance

    Julian has warmly welcomed the news that the government has allocated over £3.49 million to York Hospital Trust, and £148,000 to the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, to pay for 21 upgrade and refurbishment projects across the Trust, and one for the Ambulance. This funding is York’s share of £600 million the government has assigned for important […]
  • December 10, 2020

    Julian meets with new Heslington data technology business

    Last week, Julian had an interesting and productive online meeting with Hublsoft, a new tech business based on the York University campus. Hublsoft aims to simplify the world of ‘big data’, and help customers to extract value from their own data, competing directly with the major American tech firms in this important and growing market. […]
  • December 9, 2020

    Julian supports submission of East-West devolution model

    After months of preparation, today the plans for an East-West model for North Yorkshire devolution were formally submitted for consideration by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The bid has broad support from businesses across the region, including Hudson Moody estate agents, Browns of York department store, web development agency Netsells, and the […]
  • December 2, 2020

    York Press column – Getting York out of tier 2 and improving local policing

    With Christmas just weeks away, I suspect many will be approaching this year’s festive season with mixed feelings. On the one hand, we will be able to see loved ones over the big days 23rd-27th December. On the other hand, the limitation to three households will be painful and difficult for many, and I appreciate […]
  • December 1, 2020

    Julian’s statement on tonight’s vote on Covid-19 tier restrictions

     “After long and careful thought, I very reluctantly decided to vote for the new tiers system tonight. I am painfully aware of the social and economic harm that the continued restrictions are doing, and am voting on the explicit basis of clear commitments I have been given after a lengthy conversation today with the Chancellor, […]
  • December 1, 2020

    Julian calls for an overhaul of how we Tax Beer and Pubs

    At today’s Treasury Questions, Julian made it clear that now is the time to address an issue that was long overdue prior to the pandemic, namely overhauling how we tax beer and pubs. Pubs are community assets and real ale is a fantastic product; both need protecting. Julian would like to see current proposed changes […]
  • November 27, 2020

    BBC Radio York – York in Tier 2 and the ‘Substantial Meal’ rule

    Yesterday, Julian joined Jules Bellerby on BBC Radio York to discuss his disappointment that York will be exiting national lockdown restrictions into Tier 2 on December 2, his initial thoughts on next week’s vote on the tier system, and his very serious concerns regarding the effect of the so-called ‘substantial meal’ rule on York’s hospitality […]
  • November 26, 2020

    Julian raises serious concern over ‘substantial meal’ rule

    Amidst the overall disappointment that York will be leaving national lockdown restrictions on December 2 into Tier 2 (High Alert), Julian has particular concern regarding the so-called ‘substantial meal’ rule requiring food to be purchased with an order of an alcoholic drink. Julian believes landlords and breweries have already made considerable sacrifices this year as […]