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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...

Category: News & Articles

  • April 12, 2021

    Updated Lockdown Guidelines

    From today, there has been a further easing of lockdown restrictions as we enter step two of the Prime Minister’s roadmap meaning: Non-essential retail will reopen. Hairdressers and barbers can reopen. Gyms and indoor swimming pools can reopen. Pubs, restaurants, bars and cafes can reopen serving customers outside. Venues can also offer takeaway alcoholic drinks […]
  • April 9, 2021

    Statement on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

    A moment of sorrow for the entire nation, as we mourn the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh. My thoughts are with the entire Royal Family today, but especially the Queen who was married to Prince Philip for over seven decades. It is always a tragedy to lose your partner and I offer my utmost […]
  • April 8, 2021

    Julian’s parliamentary committee presses government to aid covid-hit wholesale and suppliers sector

    The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee on which Julian serves has published a report stressing government needs to better support the severely impacted supply chain of food and drink businesses to protect jobs and livelihoods, as the hospitality sector re-opens from 12th April. The ‘Covid-19 and the issues of security […]
  • April 7, 2021

    £2.9million funding boost for York’s cultural and heritage sites

    Julian has welcomed the announcement that York will receive £2,965,522 to support iconic cultural and heritage organisations and independent cinemas as they reopen and recover from coronavirus. This is part of the £400 million in grants and loans being delivered to over 2,700 organisations across England, to help cultural and heritage organisations reopen and thrive […]
  • April 7, 2021

    York Press column – Get Change Right with East-West

    With many years of talk regarding devolution, you would have been excused for thinking it was never going to happen; but with the Government’s levelling up agenda accelerating plans it is now undeniable that change is coming to North Yorkshire.   The Government are currently consulting on proposals for unitary authorities, which would together create […]
  • April 1, 2021

    Local Coronavirus Update

    Since my last weekly vaccine update, family and friends have been able to enjoy the warm weather meeting up outside in groups of up to six. At York’s several vaccine sites, preparations have been made to prepare for April – the month of second doses – and we have seen rates of full vaccination steadily […]
  • March 31, 2021

    Julian visits Haxby pharmacy vaccination centre

    On Saturday morning, Julian visited the vaccination centre set up by York pharmacy group Citywide Health on The Village in Haxby, to see the important role smaller sites are playing in the covid vaccine effort. Open since 25th February, the site has injected over 8000 patients during the last 4 weeks. Situated in a residential […]
  • March 29, 2021

    Updated Lockdown Guidelines

    From today, there has been a further easing of lockdown restrictions which means: Up to six people or two households can meet outside Outdoor sport and leisure facilities can reopen Organised outdoor sport can resume Outdoor parent and child groups are allowed with up to 15 parents Everyone should still work from home if they […]
  • March 26, 2021

    Julian votes against renewing government covid powers for 6 months

    Last night, Julian voted against the government on its motion to extend emergency powers to impose restrictions under the Coronavirus Act for a further 6 months. He did so on the basis that this period goes far beyond the end of the government’s roadmap for lifting all legal limits on social contact from 21st June, […]
  • March 24, 2021

    York Press column: One Year on from Lockdown

    Yesterday marks the anniversary of the Prime Minister first instructing us all to ‘stay at home’ on 23rd March 2020. It seems difficult to believe that the normal lives we took for granted have been suspended for that long, and I think few of us would have believed anyone who had told us at the time […]