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Richard Holden

Conservative - North West Durham

Select Committees
Public Accounts Committee (since March 2020)
European Statutory Instruments (since March 2020)
European Statutory Instruments Committee (since March 2020)


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Sparring Partners
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative) Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (16 debate interactions) View debates with Jacob Rees-Mogg Matt Hancock (Conservative) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (14 debate interactions) View debates with Matt Hancock Kevan Jones (Labour) (11 debate interactions) View debates with Kevan Jones View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant North West Durham Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
200,272
c. 1,672 added daily
313,472
(Estimated)

Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 21 Oct 2020 Debated on - 9 Nov 2020 View Mr Richard Holden's petition debate contributions
29 Mar 2021
closes in 2 months, 1 week

Football is a powerful tool of which allows a range of benefits such as employment, and other important aspects of life. Football can be associated with passion, emotion, excitement and dedication across the community. With Fans attending football games a range of economic benefits are there too.

178,820
Petition Closed

Increase pay for NHS healthcare workers and recognise their work

Gov Responded - 4 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Mr Richard Holden's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 4 months, 2 weeks ago

I would like the government to review and increase the pay for healthcare workers to recognise the work that they do.

44,982
Petition Closed

We would like the government to consider social care as equally important to NHS

Gov Responded - 20 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Mr Richard Holden's petition debate contributions
24 Sep 2020
closed 3 months, 4 weeks ago

We would like the government to support and regard social care: financially, publicly and systematically on an equal par as NHS. We would like parliament to debate how to support social care during COVID-19 and beyond so that it automatically has the same access to operational and financial support.

16,347
Petition Closed

Reduce or scrap the immigration health surcharge for overseas NHS Staff.

Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Mr Richard Holden's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closed 4 months ago

To revoke the Immigration Health Surcharge increases for overseas NHS staff. The latest budget shows an increase of £220 a year for an overseas worker to live and work in the UK, at a time when the NHS, and UK economy, relies heavily on them.

72,624
Petition Closed

Give non-British citizens who are NHS workers automatic citizenship

Gov Responded - 6 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Mr Richard Holden's petition debate contributions
7 Oct 2020
closed 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Give NHS workers who are EU and other Nationals automatic UK citizenship if they stay and risk their own lives looking after the British people during the COVID crisis.


Most recent EDMs signed by Richard Holden

Richard Holden has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

Richard Holden has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Richard Holden has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Richard Holden


A Bill to prohibit virginity testing procedures; to make associated provision about education; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 15th December 2020
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Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

Richard Holden has not supported any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


169 Written Questions

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