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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 4, 2021

    Budget 2021: Protecting the Jobs and Livelihoods of the British People

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, has delivered a Budget that meets the moment and sets us on a course to recover from the pandemic. WHERE WE ARE: We are providing £407 billion of support for families, jobs and businesses, more than almost any other country in the world. Despite the unprecedented support, […]
  • March 3, 2021

    Julian welcomes Budget for York’s recovery

    I warmly welcome the comprehensive extension of emergency covid jobs and business support, but this must not detract from the urgent need to safely return to normal trading conditions, facilitated by successful vaccination. It is a relief predictions of peak unemployment of nearly 12% have been revised to 6.5%, giving hope of a solid recovery. […]
  • March 1, 2021

    Julian questions Education Secretary on support for students who have fallen behind over the pandemic

    Today, Julian has asked the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson what he is doing to target support to students most affected by the impacts of the pandemic. Welcoming the Government’s announcement of additional funding to provide catch-up courses over the summer, he encouraged Ministers to make an effort to bridge the growing educational divide and ensure […]
  • March 1, 2021

    Julian visits Askham Bar Vaccination Site

    Following the announcement over the weekend that the UK’s vaccine programme had reached another milestone with over twenty million people having received at least one vaccine dose, Julian visited York’s Askham Bar vaccination site to see how the rollout is being managed locally. The Askham Bar site is quite unique in many ways, in the […]
  • February 26, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    It is incredible news that nearly sixty thousand people in York have received a dose of a coronavirus vaccine contributing towards the world leading total of over eighteen million vaccines administered nationwide. This means one in three adults have now been inoculated. Within the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group area, 98.6% of those over […]
  • February 24, 2021

    York Press column – York’s path to normality and mental health investment

    While the toll of coronavirus remains very great, with the successful completion of the first phase of the vaccination programme, and the Monday 22nd unveiling of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we now seem to be at the turn of the tide. A new study from Imperial College London shows infections have fallen by […]
  • February 23, 2021

    Lockdown Exit Roadmap

    March 8: All schools to reopen. All school sport back, alongside breakfast and aftershool clubs to help parents return to work. Meet one other person outside for a cup of coffee or picnic, not just for exercise March 29: Six people or two households can meet outside. Outdoor sport allowed again. April 12: Non-essential retail […]
  • February 22, 2021

    Lockdown exit roadmap – Julian calls for faster relaxation if vaccination progress accelerates and earlier opening for safe indoor hospitality

    I welcome the clarity the overall exit plan brings for York households and businesses, in particular the emphasis that the successful vaccination programme allows for progress out of lockdown to be irreversible, with summer hopefully seeing a return to freedom. In particular, I am reassured a firm commitment has now been made to open all […]
  • February 22, 2021

    Statement ahead of Prime Minister’s COVID-19 Update

    With the fantastic news that all adults should receive their first dose of a vaccine by the end of July, expectations for the Prime Minister’s long-awaited road map out of lockdown are high. I remain committed to the belief that schools must return by March 8 for all students to mitigate the long-term effects of […]
  • February 17, 2021

    Work starting on new child mental health centre in Osbaldwick

    Julian has welcomed the announcement that construction is beginning on a new improved site for York’s NHS Child Adolescent and Mental Health Service (CAMHS), currently based at the Lime Trees facility on Shipton Road. This represents a £1.2 million investment for a 6-month refurbishment of premises at the Link Business Park in Osbaldwick to create […]