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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian welcomes Budget for York’s recovery

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.

Julian visits Askham Bar Vaccination Site

Following the announcement over the weekend that the UK’s vaccine programme had reached another...

Local Coronavirus Update

It is incredible news that nearly sixty thousand people in York have received a...

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...

Julian joins Let Fans In campaign to support York City FC and other non-league sides

August 18, 2020

Julian is delighted to support Dame Cheryl Gillan MP and Tracey Crouch MP’s campaign to allow football fans to attend matches to provide a vital source of revenue for non-league football clubs, such as York City FC.

Unlike teams further up the football league hierarchy that can rely on broadcast and sponsorship revenue, non-league football sides require gate and refreshment earnings to remain financially viable.

While Julian appreciates the challenges of getting a larger number of supporters back into League stadia, especially due to fans having to travel using public transport to and from their clubs, non-League clubs tend to be supported by those within the town itself. Given we are now allowing indoor activities to resume in a Covid-safe way, Julian simply does not understand why non-League football clubs in outdoor stadia cannot allow their small but loyal fans back in through the gates.

Along with other colleagues, Julian will continue to lobby the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to support York City FC and other non-league football clubs.