Julian Sturdy

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Julian Sturdy added : "If the prime minister does delay the 21 June reopening date I pledge to work with all like-minded MPs to use every mechanism at our disposal to resist the changes and reassert the sovereignty of Parliament to scrutinise the government as, despite what lockdown supporters claim, it is simply not just a few extra weeks. " External link

heart Friday, June 11, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy added ( about Grant Shapps ) : “I will be joining colleagues in calling for Grant Shapps to make a statement so MPs can have the chance to hold him to account and to probe further into the Government’s decision making” External link

yorkpress Saturday, June 5, 2021 7:19:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : "The shielding list has obviously been updated in the course of the pandemic, as our medical and science professionals have learnt more about coronavirus, and the conditions that make people more vulnerable to it. " External link

yorkpress Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:02:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy asked : “Are you saying that if the current arrangement continued, or was going to continue, would that affect the viability of Askham Bryan going forward, and could that mean both colleges could close?” External link

newsandstar Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy asked : “Are you saying that if the current arrangement continued, or was going to continue, would that affect the viability of Askham Bryan going forward, and could that mean both colleges could close?” External link

thenorthernecho Friday, March 26, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy asked : “Are you saying that if the current arrangement continued, or was going to continue, would that affect the viability of Askham Bryan going forward, and could that mean both colleges could close?” External link

yorkpress Friday, March 26, 2021 7:26:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy added : "I very much share the concerns that several Woodthorpe residents have raised with me about the levels of noise and disruption that would result from Network Rail's planned machinery compound on a greenfield site off Moor Lane. I was pleased to hear that Network Rail have responded to these concerns and agreed to delay the opening of the site to allow time to consult with local residents. " External link

yorkpress Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “I welcome the clarity the overall exit plan brings for York households and businesses, in particular the emphasis that the successful vaccination programme allows for progress out of lockdown to be irreversible, with summer hopefully seeing a return to freedom. "In particular, I am reassured a firm commitment has now been made to open all schools on March 8, following a call from myself at Prime Minister’s Questions earlier this month to ensure the education of our children was the first priority for reopening. "However, given the very positive news that everyone aged 50-plus will now be offered a vaccine as soon as April 15, safeguarding against the virus virtually all those likely to suffer serious ill health or danger if they catch it, in the House of Commons statement this afternoon I pressed Boris Johnson on whether if vaccination progressed more rapidly than expected, we could therefore relax restrictions faster to reflect this. "I understand the Prime Minister’s response that intervals between relaxations are needed to assess their effect on the virus, and that the exit plan is already brisk compared to other countries, but feel that the world-leading speed of our vaccine rollout should mean we keep an open mind on whether accelerating protection of the vulnerable could make it safe to free people sooner. "Bearing in mind York’s very large hospitality and tourism sector, although I am glad that outdoor hospitality can restart from April 12, and welcome the removal of the ‘substantial meal’ with alcohol and curfew requirements, I have significant concerns that this does not extend to local premises without outdoor facilities, but which are nevertheless safe and covid-secure. I know York’s indoor hospitality business spent a lot of time and money on becoming safe for their customers, and I will be surveying affected local enterprises, who may not be able to survive until the summer under prolonged restrictions. "Overall, I think we have to remember that as well as sending our children back to school, we also have to ensure there will be jobs and an economy left for them to enter. It is because I agree with the Prime Minister that unlocking should be driven by ‘data not dates’ that I will keep watch to ensure we seize the opportunity vaccination gives us to secure the livelihoods of younger generations, of course in a safe, evidence-led manner” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “Can the Prime Minister confirm today that all students will be back in school no later than March 8 and commit to starting any phased return straight after half term so that the really damaging effects of being away from school are not drawn out for any longer than is absolutely necessary?” External link

YorkshirePost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : "At this time, it is important to look beyond this grave statistic and remember the impact of each death across our region. " External link

yorkpress Tuesday, February 2, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : "While 2020 may be a year that many will wish to forget, the memory of Cpt Sir Tom Moore and how he inspired the national will have a lasting impact on all those his charitable efforts touched. " External link

yorkpress Tuesday, February 2, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : "It is reassuring to hear that the one or two isolated reports of Armed Forces personnel not receiving support that matched the high standards set out by the Ministry of Defence have been acted on quickly by the Government. It comes as no surprise to anyone who knows the incredible work our Armed Forces do across the world that their assistance with our vaccine rollout has only bolstered our efforts allowing us to vaccinate more people faster. Along with the incredible NHS staff and selfless volunteers, we owe them a debt of gratitude for their continued amazing work" External link

yorkpress Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : "Mercifully, enduring lockdown and tiered restrictions are now different as we are now rapidly rolling out the virus cure, and no longer just hoping something will turn up, so I think any return to tiers has to come on the basis of achieving vaccine rollout, rather than pencilling in ‘March’ or ‘Easter’," External link

yorkpress Wednesday, January 27, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “The vaccination programme in York is making encouraging progress, with the first doses of the Oxford vaccine arriving last week, and Askham Bar and Haxby centres delivering injections in line with the priority list, which is fantastic news However, can the Minister reassure me that every care is being taken to ensure that smaller GP practices in rural areas are in no way disadvantaged in scheduling their patients for vaccination relative to the larger and urban practices?” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said ( about Health Centre ) : “The wonderful news that over 10,000 York residents have already had the vaccine as of Saturday, and last week’s approval of a third (Moderna) vaccine for UK use suggests we are making good progress on this, removing thousands of our medically vulnerable neighbours from the path of the virus, and the future pressure on our local health service that would come from them being infected. "Given the many villages around York that make up much of my constituency, I felt it was vital to confirm that vaccination is proceeding based on medical need down the priority list, and will not depend on whether one is registered with a GP practice in a larger urban area, that might have greater capacity to run a logistical exercise on this scale. "I am reassured by the firm confirmation from the Health Secretary that all areas are being properly covered through coordination between practices, and that the network of vaccination centres is being expanded to ensure easy access for all. "Vaccination is the only way to protect our loves ones and begin to chart a course back towards normality, and we must make decisive progress to check the virus upsurge, and start to roll it back” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : "France has already confirmed to our government that they want to allow lorry movements to resume as soon as possible. " External link

yorkpress Monday, December 21, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said ( about Matt Hancock ) : “I am quite reassured by this clarity from Matt Hancock on which indicators York needs to hit to move down a tier, which sadly but understandably will not be possible before Christmas due to rising rates nationwide. Knowing we need to get our case rates down from the mid-sixties to the mid-forties per 100,000, and see reduced pressure on hospital places provides a clear target to aim for. "I do fear the social and economic impact of prolonged tier 2 restrictions, and have pushed for us to go down a tier in recognition of our lower rate, but respect that the national picture makes it difficult to do this immediately, and the imperative to protect local NHS capacity so residents can get covid care when necessary. "After this answer, I am more hopeful about the outcome of future fortnightly reviews of our city’s tier position, and at least feel more confident that in future our local efforts against the virus will be fairly considered when deciding the restrictions that apply” External link

yorkpress Thursday, December 17, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy asked : “Given the big sacrifices York residents have made to get the virus down locally, does the Secretary of State accept how unfair it would feel if the city is kept in high tier restrictions, even when our Covid rate is considerably lower than when we entered tier 2, and one of the lowest in our region. "So does the Secretary of State agree that the new restrictions policy has to give people hope that self-discipline and resilience will be rewarded?” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “I was somewhat reassured to hear the Health Secretary confirm that decisions on York’s restrictions tier will reflect the latest possible statistics, which I would therefore expect to reflect the big decline in the city’s virus rate. "In view of the community spirit and self-discipline York residents have shown in getting our rate down to one of the lowest in Yorkshire, my big concern now is that an overly-regional approach could fail to reflect this, and leave our city clobbered with tough restrictions because of higher rates in Hull, Scarborough and "I very reluctantly supported the November lockdown as a time-limited one-off measure to protect lives, and have been clear I cannot accept York’s community being damaged by further draconian measures above the tier 1 baseline. Having lobbied hard for the urgent reopening of non-essential retail, leisure centres and gyms, I warmly welcome this, but I warn the government that York’s large hospitality and leisure sector must have a basically-normal Christmas season if we are not to see many jobs and businesses disappear. The government financial support for tiers 2 and 3 is now very solid, but to remain viable businesses need to be able to trade, not be paid to take losses. "Neither the outright closure of hospitality venues that comes with tier 3, or the ban on indoor mixing of households with tier 2, are acceptable. As a shopping and day-out destination, any restriction on hospitality has a damaging knock-on impact on York retail, with York shops recording an average loss compared to normal trading of 31 per cent even in October’s tier 2, pre-lockdown. "Nationally, retailers make about 25 per cent of total annual sales in November-December, and this month’s lockdown has already wiped out 8 billion of trade for shops. York is disproportionately affected by this, and the local economy cannot take any more. "Now we have the targeted, intelligent weapons of 15-minute localised mass testing and hopefully a vaccine soon coming on-stream, I can no longer support the blunt instrument of high tier restrictions in places like York where the virus is low” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy asked : “The government’s new support measures for businesses provide a genuine lifeline, however support to stay closed is not the long-term answer, and many will only remain viable if they can be open be as normal for the pre-Christmas season. So can I ask what the Minister is doing to urgently lobby government and the Prime Minister on the necessity of keeping businesses, and getting them reopened from the 2nd of December, including hospitality, which is so important to a city like York” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy says : "The east/west proposal would create two unitary authorities of similar population size and comparable economic heft. " External link

yorkpress Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “I have received dozens of letters in the past week from students and parents who are rightly angry with Ofqual and the Government for allowing the Covid-19 pandemic to disrupt their futures in this way. "I am glad that the Government have seen sense on this issue and acknowledged that 2020 should be seen as a complete one off. Reverting back to teacher-assessed grades will be fairer on the individual student, who would otherwise have had their results dictated by a statistical model rather than their own achievements. My concern remains however that this may have come too late for some who have already lost out on university places and I call on all universities to be as flexible and understanding as possible” External link

yorkpress Monday, August 17, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said ( about British ) : “Although the amendment was defeated, I think this polite rebellion by 11 Conservatives sent a firm message that the government must make good on its commitment to extensive parliamentary scrutiny of future trade agreements. "I believe Trade Ministers are completely sincere in their proposals to carefully consult Parliament, but given the complexity of trade talks, I think it would be very reassuring for MPs and the general public to have a clear procedure to seek Parliament’s consent at both ends of a negotiation written into law. "The public rightly want to know that their representatives are able to make sure that trade deals maintain our country’s high product standards, and maximise global opportunities for British exports, and I will continue to press the government to be as transparent and democratic as possible as they frame our new independent trade policy” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “Access to metrics capable of objectively and consistently monitoring the balance between productivity, resource use and environmental impact will be essential to define the concept of ‘sustainable intensification’ in practice, to set targets, measure progress and develop coherent R&D programmes. "It will also provide the basis to understand and disseminate advice on best practice throughout the industry,” External link

farminguk Monday, July 6, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : "I have huge amounts of sympathy for John who has gone through such an awful time" External link

yorkpress Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : "I don't think this can go on much longer. It is damaging the Government's reputation. " External link

yorkpress Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “In these difficult times I am delighted to report some good news for everyone who cares about the local environment here in York. "Local people have been unanimous in their opposition to the development proposals near Askham Bog. The campaign has attracted national attention, including from Sir David Attenborough who rightly described the site as ‘irreplaceable’. "My thanks go to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust who have been instrumental in informing the debate about the potential ecological damage to the SSSI and to everyone who has made representations at both a local and national level. "The work to conserve Askham Bog goes on and I hope that this news means it will remain a special place for generations to come” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy added : “It would be reassuring for there to be clarity on the trust’s plan to address this risk” External link

yorkpress Monday, May 4, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy said ( about The Lord ) : “The determination and fellow-feeling he has shown epitomises the qualities of his inspirational wartime generation” External link

yorkpress Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “It was useful to hear directly from York’s primary care NHS services, and I am reassured by the impressive efforts our local health service is making. "I updated them on the feedback I have been receiving from York residents and frontline local NHS workers, and will continue to pass on the suggestions of our local NHS leadership to central government, so national policy is responding effectively to the situation on the ground. "I want to pay a warm tribute to the ongoing amazing efforts of all York’s health and care workers, to whom we all owe so much. I hope this week’s opening of the new 500-bed ‘Nightingale’ special coronavirus hospital in Harrogate, built from scratch this month, gives local residents some reassurance that extraordinary measures are being taken to ensure our local health service has the capacity to absorb the strain of the virus. "I am continuing to assist constituents with all aspects of the outbreak, and encourage residents to contact me if I can be of any help whatsoever” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “It is quite clear that traffic pressures on our city are already unmanageable and rail infrastructure will be in keeping with our rural landscape” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said ( about Matt Hancock ) : “The situation is being handled well by the authorities, but I felt it was important to stress to the Health Secretary that York residents want to be reassured as to progress, and to have some clear indication that things will soon return completely to normal. "I am glad Matt Hancock and his ministerial team has promised further updates, and I will stay tightly focused on this over the coming days. "Given the low risk and the comprehensive official response, it is important that normal life goes on in York, and I was very glad to see that the Ice Trail sculpture event went ahead as planned over the weekend” External link

yorkpress Monday, February 3, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “I was delighted to join the Wombles in committing to give our neighbourhood a good tidy up this spring, and I would encourage as many local residents as are able to support this important environmental campaign. "In North Yorkshire, we are lucky to inhabit one of the most beautiful parts of the country, which makes us especially aware of how easily the environment can be spoilt by unthinking human action. "I have long campaigned on keeping York tidy, taking action to highlight waste dumping in rural areas, and pushing back against the scourge of plastic waste since first entering local politics on Harrogate Borough Council in 2002. "I am now making plans to do my bit to blitz local litter in the weeks ahead” External link

yorkpress Saturday, January 25, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “Following on from the announcement in October that funding has been approved to dual the York outer ring road, it is now more important than ever to improve safety and ease congestion on the A64. Along with other North Yorkshire MPs, I was pleased to welcome the roads minister to see these issues for herself. I hope that together we can progress the bid to secure this much needed investment” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “While Ofcom’s initial announcement truly has the potential to revolutionise mobile coverage across the countryside, it will fall by the wayside if progress is not monitored on a regular basis. We need annual reporting to ensure that mobile operators are holding their promises to the public on delivering a 4G network which works for people wherever they live” External link

kentonline Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “While Ofcom’s initial announcement truly has the potential to revolutionise mobile coverage across the countryside, it will fall by the wayside if progress is not monitored on a regular basis. "We need annual reporting to ensure that mobile operators are holding their promises to the public on delivering a 4G network which works for people wherever they live” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:07:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy asked : “Can the Secretary of State assure me that he will listen to North Yorkshire farmers and the agricultural sector who wish to retain access to seasonal workers after Brexit, and can he confirm how the pilot will be assessed going forward, and changes to numbers will be reviewed?” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT



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Julian Sturdy added : "If the prime minister does delay the 21 June reopening date I pledge to work with all like-minded MPs to use every mechanism at our disposal to resist the changes and reassert the sovereignty of Parliament to scrutinise the government as, despite what lockdown supporters claim, it is simply not just a few extra weeks. " External link

heart Friday, June 11, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy added ( about Grant Shapps ) : “I will be joining colleagues in calling for Grant Shapps to make a statement so MPs can have the chance to hold him to account and to probe further into the Government’s decision making” External link

yorkpress Saturday, June 5, 2021 7:19:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : "The shielding list has obviously been updated in the course of the pandemic, as our medical and science professionals have learnt more about coronavirus, and the conditions that make people more vulnerable to it. " External link

yorkpress Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:02:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy asked : “Are you saying that if the current arrangement continued, or was going to continue, would that affect the viability of Askham Bryan going forward, and could that mean both colleges could close?” External link

newsandstar Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy asked : “Are you saying that if the current arrangement continued, or was going to continue, would that affect the viability of Askham Bryan going forward, and could that mean both colleges could close?” External link

thenorthernecho Friday, March 26, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy asked : “Are you saying that if the current arrangement continued, or was going to continue, would that affect the viability of Askham Bryan going forward, and could that mean both colleges could close?” External link

yorkpress Friday, March 26, 2021 7:26:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy added : "I very much share the concerns that several Woodthorpe residents have raised with me about the levels of noise and disruption that would result from Network Rail's planned machinery compound on a greenfield site off Moor Lane. I was pleased to hear that Network Rail have responded to these concerns and agreed to delay the opening of the site to allow time to consult with local residents. " External link

yorkpress Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “I welcome the clarity the overall exit plan brings for York households and businesses, in particular the emphasis that the successful vaccination programme allows for progress out of lockdown to be irreversible, with summer hopefully seeing a return to freedom. "In particular, I am reassured a firm commitment has now been made to open all schools on March 8, following a call from myself at Prime Minister’s Questions earlier this month to ensure the education of our children was the first priority for reopening. "However, given the very positive news that everyone aged 50-plus will now be offered a vaccine as soon as April 15, safeguarding against the virus virtually all those likely to suffer serious ill health or danger if they catch it, in the House of Commons statement this afternoon I pressed Boris Johnson on whether if vaccination progressed more rapidly than expected, we could therefore relax restrictions faster to reflect this. "I understand the Prime Minister’s response that intervals between relaxations are needed to assess their effect on the virus, and that the exit plan is already brisk compared to other countries, but feel that the world-leading speed of our vaccine rollout should mean we keep an open mind on whether accelerating protection of the vulnerable could make it safe to free people sooner. "Bearing in mind York’s very large hospitality and tourism sector, although I am glad that outdoor hospitality can restart from April 12, and welcome the removal of the ‘substantial meal’ with alcohol and curfew requirements, I have significant concerns that this does not extend to local premises without outdoor facilities, but which are nevertheless safe and covid-secure. I know York’s indoor hospitality business spent a lot of time and money on becoming safe for their customers, and I will be surveying affected local enterprises, who may not be able to survive until the summer under prolonged restrictions. "Overall, I think we have to remember that as well as sending our children back to school, we also have to ensure there will be jobs and an economy left for them to enter. It is because I agree with the Prime Minister that unlocking should be driven by ‘data not dates’ that I will keep watch to ensure we seize the opportunity vaccination gives us to secure the livelihoods of younger generations, of course in a safe, evidence-led manner” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “Can the Prime Minister confirm today that all students will be back in school no later than March 8 and commit to starting any phased return straight after half term so that the really damaging effects of being away from school are not drawn out for any longer than is absolutely necessary?” External link

YorkshirePost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : "At this time, it is important to look beyond this grave statistic and remember the impact of each death across our region. " External link

yorkpress Tuesday, February 2, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : "While 2020 may be a year that many will wish to forget, the memory of Cpt Sir Tom Moore and how he inspired the national will have a lasting impact on all those his charitable efforts touched. " External link

yorkpress Tuesday, February 2, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : "It is reassuring to hear that the one or two isolated reports of Armed Forces personnel not receiving support that matched the high standards set out by the Ministry of Defence have been acted on quickly by the Government. It comes as no surprise to anyone who knows the incredible work our Armed Forces do across the world that their assistance with our vaccine rollout has only bolstered our efforts allowing us to vaccinate more people faster. Along with the incredible NHS staff and selfless volunteers, we owe them a debt of gratitude for their continued amazing work" External link

yorkpress Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : "Mercifully, enduring lockdown and tiered restrictions are now different as we are now rapidly rolling out the virus cure, and no longer just hoping something will turn up, so I think any return to tiers has to come on the basis of achieving vaccine rollout, rather than pencilling in ‘March’ or ‘Easter’," External link

yorkpress Wednesday, January 27, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “The vaccination programme in York is making encouraging progress, with the first doses of the Oxford vaccine arriving last week, and Askham Bar and Haxby centres delivering injections in line with the priority list, which is fantastic news However, can the Minister reassure me that every care is being taken to ensure that smaller GP practices in rural areas are in no way disadvantaged in scheduling their patients for vaccination relative to the larger and urban practices?” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said ( about Health Centre ) : “The wonderful news that over 10,000 York residents have already had the vaccine as of Saturday, and last week’s approval of a third (Moderna) vaccine for UK use suggests we are making good progress on this, removing thousands of our medically vulnerable neighbours from the path of the virus, and the future pressure on our local health service that would come from them being infected. "Given the many villages around York that make up much of my constituency, I felt it was vital to confirm that vaccination is proceeding based on medical need down the priority list, and will not depend on whether one is registered with a GP practice in a larger urban area, that might have greater capacity to run a logistical exercise on this scale. "I am reassured by the firm confirmation from the Health Secretary that all areas are being properly covered through coordination between practices, and that the network of vaccination centres is being expanded to ensure easy access for all. "Vaccination is the only way to protect our loves ones and begin to chart a course back towards normality, and we must make decisive progress to check the virus upsurge, and start to roll it back” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : "France has already confirmed to our government that they want to allow lorry movements to resume as soon as possible. " External link

yorkpress Monday, December 21, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said ( about Matt Hancock ) : “I am quite reassured by this clarity from Matt Hancock on which indicators York needs to hit to move down a tier, which sadly but understandably will not be possible before Christmas due to rising rates nationwide. Knowing we need to get our case rates down from the mid-sixties to the mid-forties per 100,000, and see reduced pressure on hospital places provides a clear target to aim for. "I do fear the social and economic impact of prolonged tier 2 restrictions, and have pushed for us to go down a tier in recognition of our lower rate, but respect that the national picture makes it difficult to do this immediately, and the imperative to protect local NHS capacity so residents can get covid care when necessary. "After this answer, I am more hopeful about the outcome of future fortnightly reviews of our city’s tier position, and at least feel more confident that in future our local efforts against the virus will be fairly considered when deciding the restrictions that apply” External link

yorkpress Thursday, December 17, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy asked : “Given the big sacrifices York residents have made to get the virus down locally, does the Secretary of State accept how unfair it would feel if the city is kept in high tier restrictions, even when our Covid rate is considerably lower than when we entered tier 2, and one of the lowest in our region. "So does the Secretary of State agree that the new restrictions policy has to give people hope that self-discipline and resilience will be rewarded?” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “I was somewhat reassured to hear the Health Secretary confirm that decisions on York’s restrictions tier will reflect the latest possible statistics, which I would therefore expect to reflect the big decline in the city’s virus rate. "In view of the community spirit and self-discipline York residents have shown in getting our rate down to one of the lowest in Yorkshire, my big concern now is that an overly-regional approach could fail to reflect this, and leave our city clobbered with tough restrictions because of higher rates in Hull, Scarborough and "I very reluctantly supported the November lockdown as a time-limited one-off measure to protect lives, and have been clear I cannot accept York’s community being damaged by further draconian measures above the tier 1 baseline. Having lobbied hard for the urgent reopening of non-essential retail, leisure centres and gyms, I warmly welcome this, but I warn the government that York’s large hospitality and leisure sector must have a basically-normal Christmas season if we are not to see many jobs and businesses disappear. The government financial support for tiers 2 and 3 is now very solid, but to remain viable businesses need to be able to trade, not be paid to take losses. "Neither the outright closure of hospitality venues that comes with tier 3, or the ban on indoor mixing of households with tier 2, are acceptable. As a shopping and day-out destination, any restriction on hospitality has a damaging knock-on impact on York retail, with York shops recording an average loss compared to normal trading of 31 per cent even in October’s tier 2, pre-lockdown. "Nationally, retailers make about 25 per cent of total annual sales in November-December, and this month’s lockdown has already wiped out 8 billion of trade for shops. York is disproportionately affected by this, and the local economy cannot take any more. "Now we have the targeted, intelligent weapons of 15-minute localised mass testing and hopefully a vaccine soon coming on-stream, I can no longer support the blunt instrument of high tier restrictions in places like York where the virus is low” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy asked : “The government’s new support measures for businesses provide a genuine lifeline, however support to stay closed is not the long-term answer, and many will only remain viable if they can be open be as normal for the pre-Christmas season. So can I ask what the Minister is doing to urgently lobby government and the Prime Minister on the necessity of keeping businesses, and getting them reopened from the 2nd of December, including hospitality, which is so important to a city like York” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy says : "The east/west proposal would create two unitary authorities of similar population size and comparable economic heft. " External link

yorkpress Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “I have received dozens of letters in the past week from students and parents who are rightly angry with Ofqual and the Government for allowing the Covid-19 pandemic to disrupt their futures in this way. "I am glad that the Government have seen sense on this issue and acknowledged that 2020 should be seen as a complete one off. Reverting back to teacher-assessed grades will be fairer on the individual student, who would otherwise have had their results dictated by a statistical model rather than their own achievements. My concern remains however that this may have come too late for some who have already lost out on university places and I call on all universities to be as flexible and understanding as possible” External link

yorkpress Monday, August 17, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said ( about British ) : “Although the amendment was defeated, I think this polite rebellion by 11 Conservatives sent a firm message that the government must make good on its commitment to extensive parliamentary scrutiny of future trade agreements. "I believe Trade Ministers are completely sincere in their proposals to carefully consult Parliament, but given the complexity of trade talks, I think it would be very reassuring for MPs and the general public to have a clear procedure to seek Parliament’s consent at both ends of a negotiation written into law. "The public rightly want to know that their representatives are able to make sure that trade deals maintain our country’s high product standards, and maximise global opportunities for British exports, and I will continue to press the government to be as transparent and democratic as possible as they frame our new independent trade policy” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “Access to metrics capable of objectively and consistently monitoring the balance between productivity, resource use and environmental impact will be essential to define the concept of ‘sustainable intensification’ in practice, to set targets, measure progress and develop coherent R&D programmes. "It will also provide the basis to understand and disseminate advice on best practice throughout the industry,” External link

farminguk Monday, July 6, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : "I have huge amounts of sympathy for John who has gone through such an awful time" External link

yorkpress Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : "I don't think this can go on much longer. It is damaging the Government's reputation. " External link

yorkpress Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “In these difficult times I am delighted to report some good news for everyone who cares about the local environment here in York. "Local people have been unanimous in their opposition to the development proposals near Askham Bog. The campaign has attracted national attention, including from Sir David Attenborough who rightly described the site as ‘irreplaceable’. "My thanks go to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust who have been instrumental in informing the debate about the potential ecological damage to the SSSI and to everyone who has made representations at both a local and national level. "The work to conserve Askham Bog goes on and I hope that this news means it will remain a special place for generations to come” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy added : “It would be reassuring for there to be clarity on the trust’s plan to address this risk” External link

yorkpress Monday, May 4, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy said ( about The Lord ) : “The determination and fellow-feeling he has shown epitomises the qualities of his inspirational wartime generation” External link

yorkpress Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “It was useful to hear directly from York’s primary care NHS services, and I am reassured by the impressive efforts our local health service is making. "I updated them on the feedback I have been receiving from York residents and frontline local NHS workers, and will continue to pass on the suggestions of our local NHS leadership to central government, so national policy is responding effectively to the situation on the ground. "I want to pay a warm tribute to the ongoing amazing efforts of all York’s health and care workers, to whom we all owe so much. I hope this week’s opening of the new 500-bed ‘Nightingale’ special coronavirus hospital in Harrogate, built from scratch this month, gives local residents some reassurance that extraordinary measures are being taken to ensure our local health service has the capacity to absorb the strain of the virus. "I am continuing to assist constituents with all aspects of the outbreak, and encourage residents to contact me if I can be of any help whatsoever” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “It is quite clear that traffic pressures on our city are already unmanageable and rail infrastructure will be in keeping with our rural landscape” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said ( about Matt Hancock ) : “The situation is being handled well by the authorities, but I felt it was important to stress to the Health Secretary that York residents want to be reassured as to progress, and to have some clear indication that things will soon return completely to normal. "I am glad Matt Hancock and his ministerial team has promised further updates, and I will stay tightly focused on this over the coming days. "Given the low risk and the comprehensive official response, it is important that normal life goes on in York, and I was very glad to see that the Ice Trail sculpture event went ahead as planned over the weekend” External link

yorkpress Monday, February 3, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “I was delighted to join the Wombles in committing to give our neighbourhood a good tidy up this spring, and I would encourage as many local residents as are able to support this important environmental campaign. "In North Yorkshire, we are lucky to inhabit one of the most beautiful parts of the country, which makes us especially aware of how easily the environment can be spoilt by unthinking human action. "I have long campaigned on keeping York tidy, taking action to highlight waste dumping in rural areas, and pushing back against the scourge of plastic waste since first entering local politics on Harrogate Borough Council in 2002. "I am now making plans to do my bit to blitz local litter in the weeks ahead” External link

yorkpress Saturday, January 25, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “Following on from the announcement in October that funding has been approved to dual the York outer ring road, it is now more important than ever to improve safety and ease congestion on the A64. Along with other North Yorkshire MPs, I was pleased to welcome the roads minister to see these issues for herself. I hope that together we can progress the bid to secure this much needed investment” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “While Ofcom’s initial announcement truly has the potential to revolutionise mobile coverage across the countryside, it will fall by the wayside if progress is not monitored on a regular basis. We need annual reporting to ensure that mobile operators are holding their promises to the public on delivering a 4G network which works for people wherever they live” External link

kentonline Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Julian Sturdy said : “While Ofcom’s initial announcement truly has the potential to revolutionise mobile coverage across the countryside, it will fall by the wayside if progress is not monitored on a regular basis. "We need annual reporting to ensure that mobile operators are holding their promises to the public on delivering a 4G network which works for people wherever they live” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:07:00 AM EAT

Julian Sturdy asked : “Can the Secretary of State assure me that he will listen to North Yorkshire farmers and the agricultural sector who wish to retain access to seasonal workers after Brexit, and can he confirm how the pilot will be assessed going forward, and changes to numbers will be reviewed?” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT



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mp83.33%EN11/25/201625/11/2016
mp for york16.67%EN03/13/201413/03/2014
Names Lang Count
Julian SturdyEN100.00%


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