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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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

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,

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...

Julian raises serious concern over ‘substantial meal’ rule

Amidst the overall disappointment that York will be leaving national lockdown restrictions on December...

Julian opposes York tier 2 decision – demands path to tier 1 from Health Secretary in Commons

Julian has challenged the Health Secretary in the House of Commons on the government’s...

BBC Radio York – Julian discusses Parliament Moving to York

July 18, 2020

Julian spoke to Georgey Spanswick on Breakfast on BBC Radio York to discuss the revelation that York is being considered as a site for Parliament while the Palace of Westminster is renovated.

Speaking to the York Press on this issue, Julian said:

“While we should always be careful about drawing conclusions from leaked information, the fact York is being considered in this way is obviously a huge tribute to our city.

As I understand it, York is suggested as one of a number of options, including several London locations.

The proposed use of the York Central site underscores the enormous potential of this redevelopment project, and is a clear reminder that local decisionmakers must keep this on track to secure the best future for York.

This idea, and the wider consideration of York as a place to relocate civil service jobs to form a new ‘government hub’ here, reflect our city’s status as a well-connected, liveable city, and its historic role as the capital of Northern England.

Although any move is a long way away, and would rightly depend on cost, it is reassuring that York is rated so highly by the top of government, something I will certainly take advantage of to ensure our community gets the support we need to rebuild from coronavirus”

Listen to the full interview from roughly the 2:36:50 mark, here: