Richard has raised concerns in Parliament about the tensions rising in the Balkans. Since the UK intervened with our allies to stop the genocide in the mid-1990s, there has been an uneasy truce between the three sides in the conflict as they've shared power under the Dayton Agreement.
On Monday evening, Richard Holden MP secured a debate in Parliament on the Weardale Railway. He had done so in advance of and without knowledge of the fact the that Chancellor would announce that the feasibility bid for the project would be successful in the budget!
This week Richard Holden spoke on the Animals (Penalty Notices) Bill, which introduces new powers to ensure that police are able to issue on the spot fines for various animal welfare infringements - a good measure because currently often police have to choose between a warning and a full court ca
The deadline for submissions of interest for the City of Culture award closed yesterday. County Durham is one of those being considered, following the campaign to bid instead for a County of Culture started by Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham.