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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Conservative Party Candidate for York Outer
Any reference to Julian Sturdy being a Member of Parliament on this website predates the dissolution of Parliament and the 2024 General Election campaign

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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...

Government responds to Julian’s call for lockdown ending plan to track vaccination progress

January 28, 2021

I welcome the Prime Minister’s confirmation yesterday that the government has scheduled the last week of February to set out its plan to safely end lockdown, on the basis of progress on the vaccine rollout, acting on requests made by me and parliamentary colleagues, but will wait to see what the detail means for York before giving it my full endorsement.

Earlier this month I pressed Boris Johnson at Prime Minister’s Questions to give people hope by setting a target for vaccination of the vulnerable at which we could safely begin easing restrictions, and from yesterday’s statement it looks like he has listened to my call.

In particular, I am reassured by his clarity that they are waiting until late February so there is sufficient data on the impact of vaccination on deaths and hospitalisation, and how this relates to the effectiveness of lockdown in driving down infection, with which to make an informed decision. I also warmly welcome the priority given to reopening schools as the first step out of lockdown, hopefully from 8th March.

However, I will expect to see York treated fairly in any return to the tiering system, with our infection rate properly reflected in the level of restriction we are under. Arrangements for our city must both support normal social and economic life, and prevent any virus surges driven from outside.