Richard Holden

Conservative MP for North West Durham

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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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:

  • Richard Holden voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

  • Summer Adjournment 22 Jul 2020

    It is an unusual pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent North (Jonathan Gullis). I first give a shout out for the many people in my constituency who have absolutely gone the extra mile during the coronavirus pandemic, whether the staff at the local hospitals—Weardale or Shotley Bridge—the fantastic work of local doctors in care homes, the people at Hunger Handout...
  • Intelligence and Security Committee: Russia Report 22 Jul 2020

    As a former special adviser at the Ministry of Defence during both the Syrian and the Ukrainian conflicts, I am well aware of the threat that Russia continues to pose to the UK and our allies. Will my right hon. Friend clarify what immediate next steps the Government will be taking to counter the disinformation and cyber-attacks—including, at the moment, against the vital work on a...
  • Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill: New Clause 8 - Lone terrorists: Review of strategy 21 Jul 2020

    I will speak briefly. As I did on Second Reading, I would like to associate a lot of my comments with those of my hon. Friend the Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Sir Robert Neill), who again outlined with clarity some of the main issues in the Bill that I think will be challenged in another place. I hope they are to a degree and that the tyres are kicked a little harder. We need a little...

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Conservative MP for North West Durham

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


Topics of interest

  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Department for Education
  • Lotteries: Licensing
  • Agriculture: Subsidies
  • Coal: Heating
  • Coal: Concessions
  • Motorhomes: Excise Duties

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

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

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