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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...

Julian meets Vale of York NHS for update on coronavirus response

April 20, 2020

Last Friday, Julian had a telephone meeting with the leadership of the Vale of York NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to receive an update on how local NHS primary care services are coping with the outbreak, and to check what he could do to assist.

He was updated on a range of matters, including the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to GP surgeries and other healthcare settings, and the expansion of covid-19 testing facilities for the city’s NHS staff.

A testing facility for NHS workers is already operational at Easingwold, and a drive-thru York NHS staff testing centre on the outskirts of the city will open within the next 2 weeks.

Having spoken with the Vale of York NHS leadership, Julian said: “It was useful to hear directly from York’s primary care NHS services, and I am reassured by the impressive efforts our local health service is making.

I updated them on the feedback I have been receiving from York residents and frontline local NHS workers, and will continue to pass on the suggestions of our local NHS leadership to central government, so national policy is responding effectively to the situation on the ground.

I want to pay a warm tribute to the ongoing amazing efforts of all York’s health and care workers, to whom we all owe so much. I hope this week’s opening of the new 500-bed ‘Nightingale’ special coronavirus hospital in Harrogate, built from scratch this month, gives local residents some reassurance that extraordinary measures are being taken to ensure our local health service has the capacity to absorb the strain of the virus.

I am continuing to assist constituents with all aspects of the outbreak, and encourage residents to contact me if I can be of any help whatsoever.”