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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...

Category: News & Articles

  • June 21, 2021

    Julian reflects on what should have been the end of restrictions

    Amid feelings of anger, disappointment and frustration, June 21 is a sombre day for struggling businesses, enamoured couples, large families and all who have so much hope invested in the final easing of lockdown restrictions. Their understandable bitterness is only amplified by news that positive vaccine data was suppressed for three days when the decision […]
  • June 14, 2021

    Julian reacts to delay to Prime Minister’s Roadmap

    After over a year of restrictions, I share the frustrations of many this evening as the Prime Minister confirmed that the next stage of his roadmap will be delayed by 4 weeks. The disappointment is only made worse by the rumour, whispers and leaks that have haemorrhaged from Government departments in the preceding days, initially […]
  • June 14, 2021

    Column – Cutting foreign aid is a false economy as we recover from the pandemic

    In my last column for the Press I wrote about the need for the Government to lift all remaining restrictions on the 21st of June, so that all sectors of the economy can get back to firing on all cylinders. At the time of writing, it appears increasingly likely that this will be pushed back […]
  • June 11, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update ahead of Decision on June 21 Lockdown Easing

    With the latest update of vaccination figures yesterday, all eyes are on the Prime Minister ahead of his announcement early next week regarding the proposed June 21 unlocking date and future restrictions. We have been told that the decision will be based on data so it is encouraging to see vaccination figures continue to increase, […]
  • June 9, 2021

    Julian supports 0.7% aid target in effort to vaccinate the world

    While the amendment ultimately was not selected by the Speaker of the House of Commons due to advice from his clerks, Julian was a supporter of efforts led by Andrew Mitchell MP, a former Secretary of State for International Development under the 2010-2015 coalition government, to return spending on aid to 0.7% of our GDP. […]
  • June 7, 2021

    Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill Inquiry

    The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, of which Julian is a member, is holding an inquiry into the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill and, as this is such an important issue, they would like to hear the views of the public. The proposed terms of reference for such an inquiry are: 1. Will the […]
  • June 6, 2021

    15th anniversary of the Yorkshire Regiment

    Today marks the fifteenth anniversary of the formation of the Yorkshire Regiment, building on centuries of history upon the merger of The Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire, The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment and The Green Howards. Celebrating God’s Own County’s regiment gives us an opportunity to acknowledge the incredible service of members of […]
  • June 4, 2021

    Julian responds to lacklustre travel list update

    Like for many of my constituents, the lacklustre review of the travel lists yesterday was a disappointment which has left me questioning the entire system.  I was originally a supporter of having clear designations for holiday destinations, which would give the consumer certainty in booking specific flights while allowing the travel sector to scale up […]
  • June 3, 2021

    York Press column – Covid restrictions should end on 21st June

    As York enjoys the good weather, it is remarkable to reflect that we remain under the same covid restrictions regime as last summer, a whole year ago. This prolonged disruption to everyday activities has now taken up an alarming proportion of all of our lives, which is why I strongly feel the government need to […]
  • May 30, 2021

    Julian meets Trade Minister regarding Australia trade agreement

    This week, Julian and other Yorkshire and Humber Conservative MPs met with Trade Minister Greg Hands about the new trade deal with Australia the government is looking to agree shortly. Julian believes we should only strike a deal if it supports our own agriculture sector, that continues to make such great efforts to keep our […]