My office continues to remain available to support and assist constituents with all enquiries and casework. Following Government advice to tackle coronavirus, our ways of working are changing. Enquiries will continue to be responded to as soon as possible and we ask for your patience as it may take longer than usual to reply. We will be prioritising casework and enquiries to help those most in need and vulnerable as well as doing what we can to support national and local efforts to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. However, please be assured that we will still address and deal with all enquiries that come in and we will provide a ‘business as usual’ approach as much as possible.

We also ask that all contact is electronic via emails, as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to respond to letters or telephone calls in a timely manner. I can be contacted by email, sent to:

This is an unprecedented national crisis and we can all play our part by pulling together and supporting each other at this challenging time.

For the latest information and guidance on coronavirus, please visit the Government’s dedicated website:

Best wishes,


The Rt. Hon. Priti Patel MP
Member of Parliament for Witham

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I am a campaigning MP who has successfully secured new laws to help victims of crime. I have also generated tax cuts, support for small businesses and new trade and investment opportunities. I have had an international career in the private sector and, while growing up, I supported my parents in the running of their small businesses. I am a strong believer in our political and economic freedoms which provide us all with the opportunities we need to succeed, no matter who we are and regardless of our background.


Priti Patel

Working for a better Witham

The Witham constituency is a fantastic place to live and work. It includes some of the most beautiful countryside in Essex as well as great, world leading businesses. The constituency is both urban and rural and includes over 30 parish councils and parts of four local authorities. Since 2010 Priti has been proud to represent this part of Essex and champion the needs of local communities across the whole constituency

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The Rivenhall Incinerator

Priti Patel has been campaigning alongside local residents against the proposed Rivenhall Incinerator since 2015 and is outraged by the Environment Agency (EA) decision to give the incinerator their approval, despite the widespread opposition in communities across Essex. The levels of sulphur dioxide that could be emitted by the incinerator …



Priti is a strong advocate of education in her constituency and works closely with local schools to raise educational standards and outcomes for all pupils. In 2012 Priti launched her annual Get Witham Reading campaign, a landmark literacy initiative to encourage reading and promote literacy skills among children and young …


Witham Healthcare Centre

Priti has led the campaign for better local health services for her constituents and this includes championing the need for a new multi-purpose and fully integrated health centre to be established in Witham Town. A new health centre is vital to support the health needs of a growing population and …



Speeches & Debates

Priti speaks up on behalf of her constituents and commenting on national issues. Priti asks questions to Government Ministers, makes speeches on important issues and contributes to the work of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, which she is a member of.


Written Answers

As a Member of Parliament, Priti can put questions in writing to Government Ministers with the answers given being published. Priti regularly asks Ministers questions about local and national issues on behalf of her constituents.