Richard Holden

Conservative MP for North West Durham

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Richard Holden’s voting in Parliament

Richard Holden is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Richard Holden sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Richard Holden’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Richard Holden’s full vote analysis page for more.

Richard Holden has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties 23 Sep 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of requiring people to enter their (a) date of birth and (b) driving licence number when transferring ownership of a car in V5 documentation.
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving: Insurance and Driving Licences 23 Sep 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of drivers on the roads without the required (a) licence (b) insurance.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Roads: Accidents 23 Sep 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many deaths were caused on UK roads by drivers who (a) were driving without a licence, (b) had never held a driving licence and (c) had previously held a license but had been disqualified from driving broken down by age groups of those who were (i) under 17, (ii) 17 to 65 and (iii) 65 and above years old, in each of the last 20 years.

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Conservative MP for North West Durham

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • National Lottery
  • Money
  • Gambling: Crime
  • Lotteries: Licensing
  • Agriculture: Subsidies

Currently held offices

  • Member, Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill Committee (since 7 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill (since 25 Feb 2021)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill (22 Feb 2021 to 22 Feb 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: The Fat Badger Public House
Address of donor: Cold Bath Rd, Harrogate HG2 0NF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £9,000 to my local association

Donor status: company, registration 09962436

(Registered 01 October 2020)
Name of donor: IX Wireless Ltd
Address of donor: 4 Lockside Office Park, Lockside Road, Riversway, Preston PR2 2YS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 to my local association

Donor status: company, registration 11008144

(Registered 19 July 2021)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Bowland Communications Limited. (Registered 09 January 2020)

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