Richard Holden

Minister without Portfolio

Conservative MP for North West Durham

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Your MP (Richard Holden) represents you, and all of the people who live in North West Durham, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

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Conservative MP for North West Durham

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

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Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • National Lottery
  • Money
  • Roads: Accidents
  • Gambling: Crime
  • Coal: Heating

Currently held offices

  • Minister without Portfolio (since 13 Nov 2023)
  • Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Seafarers' Wages Bill [HL] Committee (11 Jan 2023 to 17 Jan 2023)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (28 Oct 2022 to 13 Nov 2023)
  • Member, Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill Committee ( 4 Oct 2022 to 18 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Online Safety Bill Committee (18 May 2022 to 28 Jun 2022)
  • Member, Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill Committee ( 5 Jan 2022 to 12 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Finance (No.2) Bill Committee ( 8 Dec 2021 to 11 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Bill Committee ( 8 Dec 2021 to 15 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill Committee ( 7 Sep 2021 to 22 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill (25 Feb 2021 to 14 Apr 2021)
  • Member, Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill (22 Feb 2021 to 22 Feb 2021)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee ( 2 Mar 2020 to 15 Mar 2022)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Transport: Bus Fares 26 Oct 2023

    The Government are investing nearly £600 million to introduce a £2 fare cap on single bus fares in England outside London. We had introduced it on 1 January 2023 to help passengers to save on their regular travel costs, but the Prime Minister announced recently that it would be extended until the end of 2024. Just this week, the Government also announced an indicative additional bus...
  • Transport: Bus Fares 26 Oct 2023

    This Government certainly do. I thank my hon. Friend for raising our commitment to supporting bus services, not just in his constituency but right across the country. This is just a small part of the £3.5 billion we have invested in bus services, with much more to come, including our recent announcement of another £150 million for the bus service improvement plan from the money for Network...
  • Transport: Bus Fares 26 Oct 2023

    I would welcome an Adjournment debate on South Yorkshire buses, if the hon. Member for Sheffield South East (Mr Betts) were to put in for one. I spoke to the Mayor of South Yorkshire just this week, and he said that the authority will need around £8 million next year to put back all the services that have been removed over the past few years. In our Network North allocation, it is getting...

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Register of Members’ Interests

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View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

Last updated: 15 Apr 2024.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: UK Music
Address of donor: Work.Life, 33 Foley Street, London W1W 7TL
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One ticket to the Glastonbury Festival plus camping, value £950.67
Date received: 24 June 2023 to 25 June 2023
Date accepted: 24 June 2023
Donor status: company, registration 03245288
(Registered 11 August 2023)
Name of donor: Transcopo UK (Free Now)
Address of donor: Harling House, Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BS
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket to the Mercury Music Prize with dinner, value £500
Date received: 7 September 2023
Date accepted: 7 September 2023
Donor status: company, registration 11435887
(Registered 26 September 2023)
Name of donor: Premier League
Address of donor: The Premier League, Brunel Building, 57 North Wharf Road, London W2 1HQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One ticket to a premier league football match with hospitality, value £671.05
Date received: 24 September 2023
Date accepted: 24 September 2023
Donor status: company, registration 02719699
(Registered 9 October 2023)
Name of donor: Getir UK Ltd
Address of donor: 100 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8ND
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two hospitality tickets to Tottenham vs Newcastle United, value £1,000
Date received: 10 December 2023
Date accepted: 10 December 2023
Donor status: company, registration 12548945
(Registered 13 December 2023)
5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK
Name of donor: Viagogo
Address of donor: Viagogo AG, Rue de Commerce 4, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One ticket with hospitality for England v New Zealand one day cricket match, value £838.80
Date received: 15 September 2023
Date accepted: 15 September 2023
Donor status: company, registration outside the UK
(Registered 10 October 2023)
8. Miscellaneous
A director of C&UCO Management Limited. This is an unpaid role that is attached to my position as Chairman of the Conservative Party.
Date interest arose: 13 November 2023
(Registered 16 November 2023)
A director of C&UCO Properties. This is an unpaid role that is attached to my position as Chairman of the Conservative Party.
Date interest arose: 13 November 2023
(Registered 16 November 2023)
Chairman of the Conservative Party. This post carries a salary of £69,000 per annum.
Date interest arose: 13 November 2023
(Registered 16 November 2023)
A director of C&UCO Services Limited. This is an unpaid role that is attached to my position as Chairman of the Conservative Party.
Date interest arose: 13 November 2023
(Registered 16 November 2023)

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