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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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

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

Lockdown Exit Roadmap

March 8: All schools to reopen. All school sport back, alongside breakfast and aftershool...

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,...

Statement ahead of Prime Minister’s COVID-19 Update

With the fantastic news that all adults should receive their first dose of a...

Flooding Update: £10 million of new funding announced for Foss Barrier upgrade

January 3, 2016

Julian has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that York is to receive £10 million of new funding to improve flood defences in the city.

The funding will be reserved for upgrades to the Foss Barrier, which was overwhelmed at the height of Storm Eva last week. A further £30 million has also been announced for repairing flood defences across Yorkshire, including the River Ouse.

The Prime Minister also pledged that the government would provide more support to charities helping people who have been affected by the flooding by matching every pound of the first £2 million raised. Applications for matched funding can be made by any registered charity that is currently running a fundraising appeal for flood relief in York.

Welcoming the news,  Julian said “Having lobbied hard for additional funding during my meetings with the Secretary of State and the Environment Minister, as well as discussing the matter directly with the Prime Minister’s team; I am delighted by today’s announcement.”

 “I will also be meeting with the county’s Flooding Envoy, Robert Goodwill, to ensure that we continue to support local residents and businesses so that they can return home and reopen as quickly as possible.”

Pictured: Julian discussing the need for additional funding with the Environment Secretary Liz Truss MP.