Richard Holden

Associate Director

Richard works in Newington’s public affairs division and works across a broad range of sectors at a national level. His experience of media and political campaigns and work in both Whitehall and Westminster ensures he is able to offer valuable strategic insight and practical media and policy answers in a dynamic political and business environment.

Richard joined Newington following the 2017 General Election having previously held positions as media Special Adviser to the Defence Secretary and Special Adviser to the Leader of the House of Lords. He stood for Parliament in 2015 having worked at Conservative Campaign Headquarters for seven years, his final position there being as Deputy Head of Press.