North West Durham

North West Durham Labour Party New Year Message

2021 was another hard year for many people in North West Durham and the country as a whole. As we look back on the last 12 months, we’ve seen levelling up let downs, broken promises, a cut to Universal Credit and people feeling abandoned by the Government and County Council particularly following Storm Arwen. It […]
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A Call For More Government Departments To Move To County Durham

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham and Paul Howell, MPs for Sedgefield today raised with Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, their desire to see County Durham as a prime site for future jobs as tens of thousands of civil servants are planned to move out of […]
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MP Richard Holden Pursues Bid For Feasibility Study Into The Weardale Railway Line

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, has hosted Chris Heaton-Harris, Member of Parliament for Daventry and Minister of State for Transport in North West Durham. The Weardale Railway was part of a line that originally ran from Bishop Auckland to Wearhead along 25 miles. The freight service ceased operations and in 1993 […]
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Farming Minister Hosted By North West Durham MP Richard Holden

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, has hosted Victoria Prentis MP, the Farming, Fisheries and Food minister, in Weardale, North West Durham. During the Minister’s first visit to the constituency, Richard and Victoria visited George and Oliver Walls’ farm, JG Wall and Sons in Western Hopeburn Farm. JG Wall and Sons is […]
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County MPs Join Communities Secretary In Raising The Flag For County Durham Day

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, joined fellow County Durham MPs Paul Howell, Matt Vickers, Peter Gibson and the Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP, in celebrating County Durham Day (20 March). Celebrated on 20th March, County Durham day helps mark the county’s rich history of farming, mining and industrial prowess, including its […]
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Mp Richard Holden Calling For Council To Bid For Levelling Up Funds For County Durham

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, Paul Howell for Sedgefield and Dehenna Davison for Bishop Auckland are calling for Durham County Council to work alongside them to bid for levelling up funding for County Durham. Announced at the Spending Review, the £4.8 billion Levelling Up Fund will provide funds to invest in […]
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£30 Million Funding For Replacement Of Shotley Bridge Community Hospital

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, has had it confirmed from the Health Minister, that, as a result of his campaign, the replacement for Shotley Bridge Community Hospital scheme is to receive up to £30 million in funding, £10 million more than previously allocated, taking the total funding for the project up […]
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MP Richard Holden Continues His Campaign To Ban Virginity Testing

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, has today continued his campaign to see virginity testing banned in the UK as he joined BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour to talk about the issue on the national stage in the run-up to his Bill returning to the House of Commons. Crucially, today, Richard’s Bill […]
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Richard Holden Delighted At Government’s Pulse Fishing Ban In UK Waters

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the UK Government has banned pulse fishing in UK waters in a move that Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, has welcomed. Pulse fishing is a practice where electrical currents are pulsed into seawater. The electric pulses cause bottom-dwelling fish to swim away from the […]
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A Critical Prison Private Members Bill Led By Richard Holden Through Committee Stage

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, has today taken Committee Stage for the Prisons (Substance Testing) Bill through the House Of Commons. If passed, the Bill will mean that so-called “psychoactive substances” will be easier to crack down on illegal drug use in prisons. Without the provisions in this Bill, the prison […]
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