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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column: All action ahead of Easter

York Press column: All action ahead of Easter

It has been a jam-packed couple of weeks since my last column where I had an opportunity to reflect on the Chancellor’s Budget. I want to begin by highlighting the fantastic news that inflation has dropped to 3.4 per cent – the lowest in two and a half years. When the Prime Minister came to

Julian works with Parkinson’s UK

This week in Parliament, Julian had a really positive meeting with Laura from Parkinson’s...

Julian meets with Minister to discuss Renters (Reform) Bill

Alongside Andy Simpson of York Residential Lettings Association, Julian met with Jacob Young MP...

Julian supports Dogs Trust plea to end puppy smuggling

Julian has pledged his support on the issue of puppy smuggling today at a...

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  • December 24, 2021

    Christmas Card Competition Winners

    Earlier this year, Julian launched his Christmas card competition by inviting school children up to Year 4 to send me their festive designs. As you can expect, the competition was very tough and deciding only one winner with two runners-up was difficult. Julian is thankful to all students who took part and to their teachers […]
  • December 18, 2021

    Worries about a ‘lockdown by stealth’ for hospitality sector

    In response to emails received overnight, Julian stands with the hospitality sector and calls for the end of mixed messages which is leading to a ‘lockdown by stealth’: “I am hearing worrying reports from York of restaurants, pubs and bars seeing significant drops in custom last night compared to only a week ago. As York […]
  • December 17, 2021

    Julian joins 73,000 York residents by getting boosted

    Today Julian joined the 25 million people nationally and the 73,000 people in York who have received their booster jab to top-up their protection against covid-19. Julian has always been clear that our route out of the pandemic is through a successful vaccination programme and he was reassured to see so many people coming to […]
  • December 15, 2021

    York Press column – Omicron must not spoil a normal Christmas

    As Christmas looms, I appreciate York residents may be feeling a sense of ‘déjà vu’, with rising virus cases again leading the government to tighten covid measures for the festive season. However, thanks to our vaccine shield and booster rollout, the situation is vastly better than December 2020, with ‘Plan B’ rules proposed to tackle […]
  • December 14, 2021

    My votes on Plan B coronavirus measures

    This evening, I voted against Government proposals for ‘vaccine passports’ for some venues and against mandating vaccination for frontline health workers, but reluctantly supported Ministers on reintroducing compulsory indoor mask wearing. I believe this strikes the right balance between addressing the omicron infection wave, the precise effect of which remains uncertain at this stage, and […]
  • December 9, 2021

    Proposed further coronavirus measures

    Although I support proportionate measures to tackle rising omicron infections, I also have significant reservations about moving back towards restrictions, especially anything that divides the public by vaccination status. I will have to look carefully at the detailed proposals before I decide the extent to which I can support the government in votes on this […]
  • December 9, 2021

    Statement on alleged Covid rule breaches in Downing Street

    I share the concerns of many local people that Covid regulations may have been broken at a Christmas party in Downing Street last year. Yesterday, it was announced that the Cabinet Secretary, the head of the civil service, will be asked to investigate exactly what happened and the extent to which the Prime Minister was […]
  • December 8, 2021

    Julian presses for government action on pandemic-style antibiotic resistance threat

    Julian yesterday used a parliamentary debate on antibiotic resistance to urge Health Ministers to take further steps to tackle this serious public health challenge, which has the potential to be even more dangerous than coronavirus. Antibiotic resistance is when disease bacteria change in response to antibiotics being used against them, and become able to resist […]
  • December 7, 2021

    Julian asks the Treasury to confirm that they are ready to grant final funding to build a new station in Haxby

    Julian has today raised the progress of the funding to build a new station in Haxby with Simon Clarke MP, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Speaking in the House of Commons, Julian pointed to the importance of local rail connections to regional growth and stressed that connecting more towns to the network should be […]
  • December 7, 2021

    53,000 covid booster vaccinations across York

    Julian has welcomed the latest figures showing 53,811 York residents have already had a covid booster injection or third vaccine dose. Additional vaccine injections on top of the first two are vital to protect life and health, and keep everyday life functioning as normal, particularly given the uncertain threat posed by the latest omicron virus […]