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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian quizzes Boris Johnson on York covid tier 2 restrictions at Prime Minister’s Questions

Julian quizzes Boris Johnson on York covid tier 2 restrictions at Prime Minister’s Questions

At Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon, Julian called for the government to share more evidence on why York was put into tier 2 covid restrictions from last Saturday, set out a roadmap for how the city can escape by driving cases down, and introduce greater support for businesses impacted. Tier 2 (high alert) is the

York Press column – East/West delivers the best devolution deal for York

After years of discussion and debate, it seems that we are finally about to...

Julian welcomes funding for York from the £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund

Julian has welcomed grants awarded through the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF)...

Julian voices concerns as York enters ‘high’ Covid alert level

Julian has today voiced his concerns after the Government announced that York would join...

Julian welcomes the Chancellor’s initiative to promote a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ to rival London

June 25, 2014

Julian has endorsed George Osborne’s plans for a ‘second global city’ in the North of England.

In this week’s Treasury Questions, Mr Sturdy asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer ‘ As we strive to close the north-south divide and continue to deliver faster growth for the north, what further steps is my right hon. Friend proposing to promote the area as an economic powerhouse to rival London and our global competitors?’

Mr Osborne responded by saying ‘Yesterday I had a very good meeting in Manchester with civic leaders from all parties and with universities from the north of England to discuss how we could improve the transport links across the Pennines and through Yorkshire and Lancashire and ensure that we have strong civic governance as well. Today’s investment by Abu Dhabi in Manchester is a good example of the confidence in the northern economy.’

Welcoming the Chancellor’s announcement, Julian said ‘I am delighted that the Chancellor is supporting Yorkshire and the wider Northern economy. Connections between our Northern cities need to be improved in order to unleash our economic potential and re-balance the British economy.

‘The proposed HS3 line along the existing rail corridor demonstrates just how committed the Government is to continued investment in Yorkshire, which is a key part of our long term economic plan to tackle the North-South divide head on.’