Richard Holden

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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Richard Holden Leads Call To Support Outdoor Education

North West Durham MP Richard Holden is leading calls for the Government to provide decisive support for outdoor education residential centres which have been badly affected by restrictions introduced in response to the public health crisis this year. Small outdoor education centres – like Weardale Adventure Centre in Ireshopeburn in Richard’s constituency – have not […]
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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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Richard Holden Wins Campaign To Add More Local Produce On Parliament’s Menu

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, joined forces with Conservative MPs Dehenna Davison, MP for Bishop Auckland, and Paul Howell, MP for Sedgefield, to promote County Durham in the Houses of Parliament. Richard has been campaigning to get more locally produced food onto the menus in Parliament and more food from across […]
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Winner Of Inaugural MP Christmas Card Competition Announced By Richard Holden

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, has announced the winner of his inaugural Christmas card competition. Launched a few weeks ago, Richard’s competition was open to all primary school-age children in North West Durham. Children from across the constituency sent in designs to be featured on his Christmas card, which will be […]
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Richard Holden Welcomes £150,000+ In Emergency Grant Funding For Heritage

Richard Holden MP today welcomed the news that over £150,000 in emergency grant funding for heritage was split between key projects in his North West Durham constituency. The Heritage Emergency Fund was instigated in April because of concern about the impact of Coronavirus on Britain’s heritage. Across Britain over £50 Million in grants have been […]
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Richard Holden, MP, Announces Recent Figures Showing Support For North West Durham Businesses

• 1,554 Bounce Back Loans worth £40,771,271 have been offered under the Bounce Back Loans Scheme in North West Durham • Also in North West Durham, 49 loans worth £6,737,782 have been offered under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme • In total, more than £200 billion of Government support has been provided to help […]
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Government’s Culture Recovery Fund gives grants to Ushaw College and Durham & Darlington Music Education Hub

Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, welcomed £862,664 worth of Government grant funding provided to Durham & Darlington Music Education Hub and Ushaw College. The funding represents the first tranche of support being provided by the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund Grants programme which is being administered by the Arts Council. The money is part […]
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