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Richard Holden

Richard Holden

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Roads and Local Transport), Department for Transport

Richard Holden was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on 28 October 2022. He was elected as the MP for North West Durham in 2019.

Richard Holden has responsibility for:

  • Future of Freight
  • haulage
  • roads and motoring, including DVLA, DVSA, VCA
  • London (incl. Crossrail, Transport for London)
  • regions and devolution
  • local transport, including buses, taxis, light rail
  • union connectivity
  • accessibility (cross-cutting responsibility)