General Election 2015: Conservatives name Preston candidate as Richard Holden

Posted on - 3rd February, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston News
Richard Holden

Richard Holden

Another candidate standing for election in Preston has been revealed.


The Conservative’s have named Blackburn man Richard Holden as their candidate to challenge current MP Mark Hendrick in May’s general election.

Holden, 29, was unanimously selected at a meeting of local Tory members at the Moor Park Conservative Club.

He said: “I’m delighted to have been chosen unanimously by Preston Conservatives.

“The next election provides the clearest choice in a generation for the people of the Preston. Either support David Cameron, the Conservatives and our long term economic plan that’s delivering: more jobs, less tax and more security for families or back any other party and make Ed Miliband Prime Minister.

“Having capped welfare, halved the deficit and helped more people into work than ever before, Preston now needs a voice in Westminster it can rely on to secure greater, local, and sustainable economic growth and a better and brighter future for the people of Preston.”

Holden was previously deputy head of press for the Conservatives.

He will be looking to overturn Labour’s majority in Preston of 7,733.

Daniel Dewhurst, Chairman of Preston Conservative Association, said: “It’s fantastic to see a local Lancastrian candidate standing up for the hard-working people of Preston.

“I’m looking forward to working with Richard over the coming months to ensure voters see a clear alternative to the sitting MP.”

The Liberal Democrats announced in December their candidate would be Southport councillor Jo Barton.

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