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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Local Coronavirus Update

Local Coronavirus Update

It is incredible news that nearly sixty thousand people in York have received a dose of a coronavirus vaccine contributing towards the world leading total of over eighteen million vaccines administered nationwide. This means one in three adults have now been inoculated. Within the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group area, 98.6% of those over

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...

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,...

Julian’s Response to Matt Hancock’s Statement on the Coronavirus Act 2020

October 1, 2020

Having listened to the Health Secretary’s statement in the Commons today, I am satisfied with the concession that the Government has made on increasing parliamentary scrutiny of any new Covid restrictions.

Despite the fact that the backbench amendment was not selected, we have been able to achieve what it set out to do. The Government has made a clear commitment to allow MPs to debate and vote in advance of any new England or UK wide restrictions being introduced.

Whilst many of us across the House were frustrated that the Government only chose to allocate 90 minutes to today’s very important debate, I am prepared to take the Government at their word and hope that going forward we can work effectively to ensure that the right balance is struck between controlling the virus and allowing people to get on with their lives.