Grindleton man wants to Conservative MP for Preston

Richard Holden, the new Conservative party candidate for Preston. (s)
Richard Holden, the new Conservative party candidate for Preston. (s)

A longstanding Conservative Party member from Grindleton has been selected as the new Parliamentary candidate for Preston.

Richard Holden (29) was unanimously selected by a meeting of Conservative party members at Fulwood Conservative Club in Preston last week.

The former Grindleton Primary School pupil, who went on to attend the London School of Economics, has most recently been employed by the Conservative Party as Deputy Head of Press.

An active member of the Conservative Party for more than 15 years and an experienced political campaigner, Richard has volunteered his experience abroad in countries including Montenegro, Bosnia, Serbia, Georgia and Moldova, helping new parties in the former dictatorships with their transition to democracy.

Richard said: “I am delighted to have been chosen unanimously by Preston Conservatives. The next General Election provides the clearest choice for the people of Preston. The city 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 its people.”

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.”