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 has been campaigning alongside local residents against the proposed Rivenhall incinerator since 2010 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 are …



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 …