Richard Holden Bio, Wiki
Richard Holden is an MP for North West Durham. The Conservative politician won the seat by a narrow margin with 19,990 votes compared to Miss Pidcock’s 18,846 in the December 2019 general elections.
Richard Holden was Vindicated on a Sexual Assault Case
Holden was accused of groping a woman in her 20s at a party in London in December 2016. The woman alleged that Holden put his hands inside her coat at a house party that Holden and his girlfriend threw. He further alleged that he dropped his hands down to the back of her knees, then up her skirt, grabbing her bum over her tights and underwear and reaching between her thighs with one or two of my fingers.
The Jury found him not guilty in May 2018 with the judge’s words at the end of the case, after hearing all the evidence that saying, “Mr Holden leaves court without and stain on his character and I hope he can pick up his career where it left off.
Holden spent his life volunteering and later working for the Conservative Party and working in government. That part of his life stalled him for over a year. After the trial, he said, “I hope that I am, once again, able to serve my party and the country I love. Last week, my suspension from the candidates’ list, due to the trial, was lifted – at the first opportunity – and I hope that’s a sign of things to come.”
Richard Holden Career
Holden worked as an aide to fellow Tory MP Sir Michael Fallon until 2017 when he was accused of groping a woman in her 20s at a party in London in December 2016.
However, following a trial at Southwark Crown Court, he was unanimously cleared by a jury and the judge said the decision ensured Holden “leaves the court without a stain on his character”.
Richard Holden voted MP for North West Durham
In the December 2019 elections, Holden won the North West Durham seat by a narrow margin with 19,990 votes compared to Miss Pidcock’s 18,846 in the December 2019 general elections. Despite his victory, his address prior to the 2019 election campaign was some 100 miles away in Clitheroe, Lancashire.
Ahead of the election, he said: “We’ve got to get Brexit over the line. It’s about democracy. Politicians shouldn’t be choosing which public votes the accept and which they ignore.”
Thank you so much to the people of #NorthWestDurham for electing me as your MP.
It’s truly the greatest honour that can be bestowed on anyone.
I will represent every one in every part of this beautiful constituency.
— Richard Holden MP (@RicHolden) December 13, 2019
Holden voted Leave in the referendum and accused Pidcock of viewing her political opponents of being her arch nemeses. In 2017 Ms Pidcock won 25,308 votes compared to Conservative candidate Sally-Ann Hart’s 16,516 – meaning he overturned a majority of 8,792 votes.
Richard Holden Girlfriend
Holden is dating a girl by the name Charlotte as per a 2018 article in which he narrated the horrifying tale of how he was baselessly charged with sexual assault. He described the sexual assault case as the worst 15 months of his life.
Holden and his girlfriend initially broke up following some financial constraints after Hilden lost his job but then got back together in the lead up to the trial.