Richard Holden MP joined the Prime Minister in welcoming back the Soldiers of Operation Pitting to Parliament on 25 November - whose mission it was to ensure the successful evacuation of U.K. nationals & those who had helped U.K. forces from Afghanistan.
Richard Holden MP supports the newly passed Harper’s Law, which ensures a mandatory Life Sentence is given to those who kill an emergency worker when on duty. Today, on the 24 November, he met Lissie Harper, PC Andrew Harper's wife.
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