A selection of articles from local media sources featuring Priti.

September 2018

Braintree & Witham Times – 18/09/2018

MP Priti Patel attends Anthony Nolan reception at Westminster

Braintree & Witham Times – 05/09/2018

MP praises Maldon businesses during tour of the district

Braintree & Witham Times – 01/09/2018

Priti Patel praises conservation work of Colchester Zoo

August 2018

Jumbo News – 27/08/2018

Day at zoo for MP Priti Patel

Braintree & Witham Times – 23/08/2018

Priti Patel tours town to meet Witham businesses

July 2018

Braintree & Witham Times – 06/07/2018

Priti Patel’s Get Witham Reading returns

June 2018

Braintree and Witham Times – 27/06/2018

‘Failing and rotten’ – MP Priti attacks council again

Braintree and Witham Times – 22/06/2018

Priti Patel criticises Network Rail over Liverpool Street delays

Braintree and Witham Times – 11/06/2018

Priti Patel’s Get Witham Reading returns

May 2018

Braintree and Witham Times – 28/05/2018

MP Priti Patel pushes for investment in Great Eastern Main Line

April 2018

Braintree and Witham Times – 09/04/2018

Public meeting to discuss anti-social behaviour

November 2016

Braintree and Witham Times – 24 November 2016
MP for Witham, Priti Patel, backs NHS success regime

Braintree and Witham Times – 19 November 2016
Priti Patel condemns bombing of ‘last functioning hospital in Aleppo’

Braintree and Witham Times – 12 November 2016
MP Priti Patel urges residents to vote for community fund projects

Braintree and Witham Times – 11 November 2016
MP Priti Patel to meet with residents over Rivenhall incinerator battle

Braintree and Witham Times – 8 November 2016
Witham MP backs patients requesting better healthcare facilities in the town

Braintree and Witham Times – 4 November 2016
Lifesaving defibrillator installed in the heart of the town centre

Braintree and Witham Times – 4 November 2016
Howbridge Junior School in Witham completes £1million renovation project

East Anglian Daily Times – 4 November 2016
Witham MP calls on police to bring ‘low life criminals to justice’ after Essex burglary which saw elderly couple punched.

Braintree and Witham Times – 2 November 2016
MP Priti Patel meets with community council to discuss rural strategies

October 2016

Braintree and Witham Times – 25 October 2016
Police caution woman, 20, who falsely claimed she was mugged

The Sun – 25 October 2016
BRITISH taxpayers’ cash is being WASTED on “superficial” foreign aid projects that don’t even help those in need, according to the new International Development secretary.

The Telegraph – 24 October 2016
British taxpayers’ money is being wasted on “superficial” foreign aid projects by some of the world’s biggest international bodies, Priti Patel has warned.

Braintree and Witham Times – 21 October 2016
G4S driver ‘uninjured but badly shaken’ after armed robbery in Newlands Shopping Centre, Witham

The Telegraph – 16 October 2016
MPs plotting to delay Brexit with Commons votes are ‘subverting will of the people’, warns Priti Patel.

Daily Express – 16 October 2016
Priti Patel declares Britain is now an OPEN economy as PM sets up new trade links.

The Telegraph – 7 October 2016
Stop spending aid on developed nations, Priti Patel will tell World Bank.

Braintree and Witham Times – 4 October 2016
Hatfield Peverel residents turn out in force to protest plans to build up to 80 homes in village

The Telegraph – 2 October 2016
Every pound of British aid to be scrutinised, Priti Patel promises.

September 2016

Braintree and Witham Times, 26th September 2016
Progress made on flood risk measures for three villages

Braintree and Witham Times, 15th September 2016
Businesses meet with police to take a stand against crime

East Anglian Daily Times, 14th September 2016
Watch Essex MP Priti Patel’s debut as a cabinet minister at the despatch box

Essex Chronicle, 14th September 2016
Witham MP Priti Patel outlines plans for major overhaul of Britain’s £12billion foreign aid budget

Daily Mail, 13th September 2016
My fury at our wasted foreign aid: International development secretary Priti Patel pledges a major overhaul of the £12billion budget

Braintree and Witham Times, 13th September 2016
MP pays visits to specialist veterinary surgery and nursing home

Braintree and Witham Times, 12th September 2016
Tollesbury resident slams bus service to Colchester over multiple buses not turning up

East Anglian Daily Times, 6th September 2016
Witham MP Priti Patel labels Colchester Borough Council ‘rotten’ in Stanway housing development dispute

Braintree and Witham Times, 5th September 2016
MP calls for controversial plans to be turned down by councillors

August 2016

Braintree and Witham Times, 26th August 2016
The outlook for Essex is rosy

Braintree and Witham Times, 26th August 2016
Witham MP Priti Patel praises County Hall’s decision to review new timetable for Tollesbury buses

Braintree and Witham Times, 24th August 2016
Priti Calls on Tollgate Planning Approval

Braintree and Witham Times, 16th August 2016
NHS bosses back Witham super surgery

Braintree and Witham Times, 16th August 2016
MP Priti Patel encourages constituents to get reading

Braintree and Witham Times, 11th August 2016
MP Priti Patel accuses councillor of playing “political games” in waste plant battle

Braintree and Witham Times, 10th August 2016
‘Exciting’ opportunity for health hub in shopping centre

Braintree and Witham Times, 10th August 2016
UPDATED: Abellio awarded £1.4 billion rail franchise deal until 2025

Braintree and Witham Times, 5th August 2016
Essex County Council launches revised Tollesbury bus timetable following axe plan

June 2016

Witham and Braintree Times – 23rd July 2016
Fears of diner becoming blackspot for accidents as driver ‘reverses down A12
Witham and Braintree Times – 21st July 2016
Nuclear weapon system will be renewed after overwhelming vote by MPs

Witham and Braintree Times – 20th July 2016
Villagers’ plea for more bus service info after Tollesbury routes saved

Witham and Braintree Times – 14th July 2016
MP for Witham Priti Patel welcomes new cabinet position

Essex Chronicle- 14th July 2016
Witham MP Priti Patel made International Development Secretary in PM Theresa May’s new cabinet 

Ipswich Star- 14th July 2016
Priti Patel becomes full member of the cabinet as international development secretary

Witham and Braintree Times – 12th July 2016
Narnia adventure for book-loving pupils at Powers Hall Academy and Templars Primary School

Witham and Braintree Times- 12th July 2016
MP slams council over Stane Park decision

Witham and Braintree Times- 11th July 2016
Father and son duo reach new heights as business expands

Witham and Braintree Times- 6th July 2016
Plan of action being drawn up for multi-purpose healthcare facility

Witham and Braintree Times- 5th July 2016
More than 1,000 turn out to commemorate start of ferocious battle

The Telegraph- 5th July 2016
Priti Patel: What I’m looking for in the next Tory leader 

May 2016

The Sun – 27th May 2016
Priti Patel: Quitting the EU will give us our freedom back

Witham & Braintree Times – 27th May 2016
Witham MP toasts the Cherry Tree pub’s makeover

Witham & Braintree Times – 26th May 2016
Witham MP backs campaign for more apprenticeships for youngsters

The Sun – 23rd May 2016
Priti Patel: Let’s take back control of how our taxes are spent and vote out of the EU

Witham & Braintree Times – 23rd May 2016
Witham MP welcomes new measures to help the disadvantaged

Witham & Braintree Times – 20th May 2016
MP welcomes new employment figures

The Sun – 17th May 2016
Priti Patel: Mega free trade deal between the EU and the US will never happen

Daily Mail – 8th May 2016
Priti Patel: Schools are under ‘huge and unsustainable pressure’ from dramatic rise in number of children from European migrants’ families

Witham & Braintree Times – 5th May 2016
Witham MP calls for town to be granted share of budget to boost primary care

April 2016

Witham & Braintree Times – 11th April 2016
Witham MP Priti Patel urges residents to have their say in May elections

Witham & Braintree Times – 2nd April 2016
Witham MP Priti Patel to join Town Mayor Bill Rose in his daring challenge for charity

Witham & Braintree Times – 1st April 2016
Plans to bring health services together in one place in Witham hailed as a ‘positive move’

March 2016

Witham & Braintree Times – 25th March 2016
Passing loop on the Braintree branch line near Witham included in new Network Rail study

Maldon Standard – 21st  March 2016
Maldon Unemployment falls as East of England sees record number of people in work

Essex Chronicle – 20th March 2016
Campaigners reveal alternative to 14,000-home bid between Braintree and Colchester

Witham & Braintree Times – 17th March 2016
Employment figures at record high

Witham & Braintree Times – 16th March 2016
Unemployment down to 1.68m in pre-Budget boost for Government

Witham & Braintree Times – 16th March 2016
Witham MP Priti Patel calls for more children’s services to be available to residents

Essex Chronicle – 10th March 2016
Witham MP and Mayor to walk over the O2 to aid children’s causes

Witham & Braintree Times – 8th March 2016
Overturned: Government finds Maldon District Council Local Development Plan is not unsound

Witham & Braintree Time – 8th March 2016
Business leader warning despite increases in pay and jobs

Witham & Braintree Time – 5th March 2016
Witham MP Priti Patel to join Town Mayor Bill Rose in his daring challenge for charity

February 2016

Witham & Braintree Time – 25th February 2016
A trainee in every store…

Colchester Daily Gazette – 23rd February 2016
Tollgate Village petition gathers hundreds of signatures

Witham & Braintree Time – 22nd February 2016
What’s next for Tollgate Village: Council leader admits land more suitable for leisure than employment

Essex Chronicle – 22nd February 2016
Braintree jobs fair proves a success with over 400 posts on offer

Witham & Braintree Time – 22nd February 2016
Council branded “rotten, incompetent and spineless” for blocking Tollgate development

Witham & Braintree Time – 19th February 2016
Tollgate Village development refused by Colchester Council’s planning committee

Colchester Daily Gazette – 19th February
Tollgate Village development refused by Colchester Council’s planning committee

Witham & Braintree Times – 18th February 2016
Witham gym encourages people to stay fit by offering free classes

Witham & Braintree Times – 18th February 2016
Witham Town expand youth football provision thanks to cash grant from Braintree District Council

Witham & Braintree Times – 17th February 2016
Unemployment levels continue to fall in Witham says MP Priti Patel

Witham & Braintree Times – 16th February 2016
Witham MP Priti Patel backs campaign to support female apprentices

Witham & Braintree Times – 14th February 2016
Jobs fair held by Braintree Council for job seekers looking to change careers

Witham & Braintree Times – 12th February 2016
Tollgate Village plans could kill Northern Gateway scheme according to new report

Essex Chronicle – 9th February 2016
Witham town set for £1 million revamp

Colchester Daily Gazette – 8th February 2016
Heads are determined to turn around Templars Primary School’s ‘inadequate’ rating

Colchester Daily Gazette – 4th February 2016
Pay rates and job vacancies ‘increasing thanks to economic recovery’

Colchester Daily Gazette – 2nd February 2016
Average salary on advertised jobs rises 0.6%

East Anglian Daly Times – 1st February 2016
Witham MP Priti Patel lined up for Open Business Forum event

Colchester Daily Gazette – 1st February 2016
Rail passengers urged to check before they travel as works begin this weekend

January 2016

Witham & Braintree Times – 28th January
MP Priti Patel advises weekend rail passengers in Witham to check before they travel during ten weekends of upgrade works for Network Rail

Witham & Braintree Times and Colchester Daily Gazette – 27th January
Witham MP Priti Patel slams Abellio Greater Anglia for lack of staff at Hatfield Peverel

Witham & Braintree Times – 25th January
Witham MP Priti Patel visits Witham’s ambulance station with East of England Ambulance Service chief executive Robert Morton

Witham & Braintree Times  and Colchester Daily Gazette – 20th January
Record number in work as jobless total falls to near eight-year low

Witham & Braintree Times – 20th January
Crucial meeting on Tollgate’s future next month

East Anglian Daily Times – 19th January
Suffolk and Essex follow the trend as UK unemployment falls to a near eight-year low

East Anglian Daily Times – 19th January
Colchester hospital chiefs respond to damning CQC report

Witham & Braintree Times – 14th January
MP Priti Patel calls for road safety action after fatal crash in Tolleshunt Major

Witham & Braintree Times – 11th January
Learn about the economy in Witham at Open Business Forum event

East Anglian Daily Times – 5th January
East of England sees ‘Brian Cox effect’ as science jobs soar

December 2015

Witham & Braintree Times – 23rd December
Special tax could fund extra crime protection for high street businesses in Witham

Witham & Braintree Times – 21st December
MP Priti Patel meets with Witham Industrial Watch business owners over traffic concerns

Witham & Braintree Times – 21st December
Business people swap suits for silly sweaters to raise money for good causes

Witham & Braintree Times – 18th December
What next for Tollgate Village in Stanway as Colchester Council provisionally approves plan?

Witham & Braintree Times – 16th December
Less than 500 people in Witham claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance

Witham & Braintree Times – 17th December
Witham on the sick list: Campaigners, MP and mayor fight to improve health services

Witham & Braintree Times – 17th December
Modern trains ‘should be top priority’ for rail franchise bidders

Witham & Braintree Times – 8th December
Witham MP Priti Patel welcomes delay to Essex Police decision on PCSO cuts

Essex Chronicle – 4th December
Braintree’s Galleys Corner roundabout finally set for improvement works

Essex Chronicle – 4th December
Witham MP Priti Patel gives backing to Small Business Saturday

Witham & Braintree Times – 3rd December
Galleys Corner roundabout improvement works due to get underway

Witham & Braintree Times – 2nd December
Upgrade planned for Post Office in Kelvedon

November 2015

Essex Chronicle – 30th November
Pupils from Maldon and Hatfield Peverel meet MPs during Museum of Power takeover

Essex Chronicle – 24th November
MP Priti Patel and Mayor Bill Rose celebrate success of Witham Carnival at presentation evening

Witham & Braintree Times – 20th November
Get Witham Working Apprenticeship Fair to welcome jobseekers at New Rickstones Academy

Witham & Braintree Times – 20th November
Pupils from Wentworth Primary School and St. Andrew’s Junior School descend on Langford’s Museum of Power for Takeover Day

Witham & Braintree Times – 17th November
Pupils to take over Maldon museum on Friday

Witham & Braintree Times – 8th November
Hundreds, including Priti Patel, Bill Rose and Lady Patricia Newton, gather at Newland Street for Remembrance Sunday in Witham

Essex Chronicle – 4th November
Black Notley Post Office set for Government-funded makeover

October 2015

Colchester Daily Gazette – 26th October
New business facility to inspire economy growth in Colchester

Witham & Braintree Times – 26th October
MP to host apprenticeships fair for young Witham job seekers

Witham & Braintree Times – 26th October
Bradwell celebrates as village hall re-opened after £140,000 makeover

Essex Chronicle – 8th October
Witham Town Council leader Michael Lager responds to closure of town’s police station

Witham & Braintree Times – 7th October
Mayor puts best foot forward for good causes

Witham & Braintree Times – 6th October
Essex Police announces plan to close Witham police station

Witham & Braintree Times – 1st October
MP urges station to open gates in time for first train

September 2015

East Anglian Daily Times – 25th September
Colchester among regional ‘hot spots’ for New Enterprise Allowance start-ups

East Anglian Daily Times – 23rd September
Mid Essex firms impress Employment Minister Priti Patel

East Anglian Daily Times – 23rd September
Employment Minister set to meet water treatment apprentices

Essex Chronicle – 22nd September
595,000 tonnes of UK’s rubbish could be burned in Essex in plan to increase waste plant capacity

Braintree and Witham Times – 21st September
Mayor’s dinner and dance raises £800 for two charities

Braintree and Witham Times – 16th September
Wage growth surges but unemployment rate climbs for third month in a row

East Anglian Daily Times – 15th September
‘Disappointment’ over suspension of Wilkin & Sons’ Tiptree jam factory plans

Essex Chronicle – 7th September
Witham town councillor wants Primark to replace HSBC which is set for closure in Newland Street

Essex Chronicle – 7th September
Witham Beer Festival a smash hit with punters on five-year anniversary

August 2015

Essex Chronicle – 31st August
Priti Patel urges HSBC not to close its Newland Street branch in Witham in November

Ipswich Star – 25th August
More than 1,000 track faults a year on London to Norwich rail route

Clacton Gazette – 19th August
Witham MP celebrates success of Coggeshall vineyard

Harwich and Manningtree Standard – 17th August
Witham MP Priti Patel backs Gazette campaign

Essex Chronicle – 17th August
Rivenhall residents thrilled Highways England pledged to improve notorious black spot in Oak Road

East Anglian Daily Times – 7th August
Witham’s new Aldi takes shape on Gershwin Park development

July 2015

Maldon Standard– 28th July
Community week aims to get people supporting local high streets

Maldon Daily Gazette – 27th July
MPs attend art gallery preview

Maldon Standard – 24th July
Overnight works to improve A12 between Witham and Kelvedon welcomed by MP

Essex Chronicle – 21st July
Hundreds of Braintree residents sign petition in hope of thwarting potential West Tey development

Essex Chronicle – 16th July
A120 dualling from Braintree to Marks Tey could unlock £1.3bn in regional economy

Essex Chronicle – 9th July
Chancellor George Osborne promises A120 Braintree to Colchester dual carriageway plan in budget

Braintree and Witham Times – 1st July
Survey reveals drop in satisfaction levels for rail users: MP speaks out

June 2015

Colchester Daily Gazette – 30th June
Mumford & Wood reveals factory expansion

Essex Chronicle – 30th June
Witham Library to host Guinness World Record attempt this weekend

Colchester Daily Gazette – 29th June
Essex County Council to lead on dualling A120

East Anglian Daily Times – 24th June
Aim to dual A120 from Braintree to Colchester within 10 years

Essex Chronicle – 24th June
Concerned Witham residents demand action over parking troubles in Guithavon Valley

Braintree and Witham Times – 22nd June
Pupils step back in time on the Titanic for special reading event

Braintree and Witham Times – 22nd June
MP calls for nominations for curry competition

Essex Chronicle – 10th June
Witham MP Priti Patel votes for EU referendum in House of Commons

Essex Chronicle – 10th June
Hatfield Peverel post office set to move after six-week public consultation

East Anglian Daily Times – 5th June
A120 speeding action call for Coggeshall to Marks Tey stretch made by Priti Patel MP

Daily Gazette – 1st June
Fight goes on to save cancer urology surgery

Essex Chronicle – 1st June
Teachers and parents campaign for safer Powers Hall End crossing

Braintree and Witham Times – 1st June
Witham MP calls for extra train carriages after rail work delays cause overcrowding

May 2015

Halsted Gazette – 24th May
Kimble hopes Witham will be pitch perfect next season

March 2015

Essex County Standard – 19th March
Villagers left in limbo over closing GP surgery

Daily Gazette – 17th March
MP calls for lift at station

Essex Chronicle – 5th March
Witham academies to remain as two separate secondary schools

February 2015

East Anglian Daily Times – 27th February
Witham schools merger plan shelved by trust

Braintree & Witham Times – 26th February
AET: Preferred option to keep Witham academies as separate schools

Maldon Standard – 11th February
New Witham nursery to open next month

Colchester Gazette – 4th February
MP: I stand by staff at troubled hospital

Essex Chronicle – 2nd February
Witham loop could happen by 2024 with added faster trains to Liverpool Street

Essex Chronicle – 1st February
MP Priti Patel backs improvement plan at Colchester General Hospital

January 2015

East Anglia Daily Times – 30th January
Inspectors’ damning report branding Colchester General Hospital ‘inadequate’ is not balanced say hospital chiefs

Braintree and Witham Times – 20th January
Ridiculed signs signalling ‘Surrex’ have been hailed as a success by hamlet’s residents

Maldon Standard – 12th January
Witham voters to get a say on English votes for English laws campaign

December 2014

East Anglia Daily Times – 15th December
A120 business summit hailed a success

East Anglia Daily Times – 12th December
Essex highways chief pledges £5m to kick-start A120 dualling campaign

East Anglia Daily Times – 10th December
Calls for safety improvements stepped up after A120 crash at Little Tey

November 2014

Thurrock Gazette – 28th November
Jobs promised by port development

Harwich and Manningtree Standard – 28th November
I do like to be beside the sea – but these beach huts are at a Witham school instead

East Anglia Daily Times – 27th November
‘Trust is not fit to run academies’ in Witham, says MP Priti Patel

Braintree & Witham Times – 22nd November
Witham boy wins MP’s Christmas card competition

Braintree & Witham Times – 18th November
One thousand people officially oppose merger of Witham’s secondary schools

East Anglia Daily Times – 18th November
MPs call for Colchester Hospital leadership to be given more time

Essex Chronicle – 14th November
‘No time to relax’ despite Marks Hall Estate homes and school plan snub

East Anglia Daily Times – 11th November
Essex County Council deals blow to Honywood School homes plans for Coggeshall

Essex Chronicle – 3rd November
Priti Patel on merger row: Rickstones and Maltings Academy schools treated ‘like Tesco’

October 2014

Daily Gazette – 27th October
Council accused of ignoring residents in Colchester United training ground row

Braintree & Witham Times – 21st October
Witham MP launches Christmas card competition

Braintree & Witham Times – 21st October
MP to hold second academies merger meeting

East Anglia Daily Times – 15th October
MP Priti Patel voices opposition to merger of Maltings and New Rickstones Academies

Brentwood Gazette – 3rd October
Cream of the crop recognised at Essex Business Excellence Awards

September 2014

Essex County Standard – 29th September
U’s training ground planning rows “should not be used as a political football

East Anglian Daily Times – 22nd September
Essex: Renewed calls for urgent A120 safety action

Braintree & Witham Times – 18th September
Nominate your heroes for Pride in Witham Campaign

Chelmsford Weekly News – 10th September
Chelmsford MP to help improve transport links in the city after appointment to government taskforce

Claction Gazette – 9th September
Volunteers set to man school crossing in Tollesbury

August 2014

Braintree & Witham Times – 31st August
MP to host jobs fair for Witham jobseekers

Essex Chronicle – 28th August
Record 2,500 assemble for biggest Bell Meadow Day in Woodham Walter

Braintree & Witham Times – 18th August
Coggeshall flooding inquiry brought forward

July 2014

Essex Chronicle – 21st July
Solving Chelmsford’s traffic conundrum: How your views could be used

Essex Chronicle – 20th July
Road named in honour of ‘inspired’ councillor and homes campaigner

Halstead Gazette – 9th July
MP condemns “shameful” strike plans

Braintree & Witham Times – 7th July
MP calls for rethink on care home closure

East Anglian Daily Times – 1st July
Essex road congestion is costing money, jobs and growth, MP tells parliament

June 2014

Essex Chronicle – 25th June
£24 million superfast broadband scheme for rural areas in Essex launched in Rivenhall

Essex Chronicle – 18th June
David Cameron: “Where Essex leads the rest of the country follows”

Braintree & Witham Times – 17th June
MP ‘will keep close eye’ on rail service

Dunmow Broadcast 24 – 15th June
Thousands of Essex schoolchildren enjoy food and farming day

East Anglian Daily Times – 12th June
Essex: Stretch of A12 around Kelvedon to be resurfaced in March 2015

Essex Chronicle – 11th June
Witham in Bloom open gardens event raised £2,000 for hospice

May 2014

Essex Chronicle – 26th May
Maltings Academy students shown ropes at Houses of Parliament

Essex Chronicle – 20th May
Essex County Council makes U-turn on crossing lollipop staff axe

Essex Chronicle – 20th May
‘No plans’ to close Witham Recycling Centre

Braintree & Witham Times – 4th May
Kids dress up to celebrate reading

April 2014

Echo – 23rd April 2014
Essex MP Priti Patel says East of England Ambulance chiefs have an ‘uphill struggle’

Ipswich Star – 22nd April 2014
Funding pledge for average speed cameras on A12 at Kelvedon

Braintree & Witham Times – 17th April 2014
Police accused of siding with travellers instead of vulnerable businesses

Braintree & Witham Times – 17th April 2014
Youngsters give back to their community at Day of Action

Maldon Standard – 16th April 2014
Investment promised as Greater Anglia franchise extended to 2016

East Anglia Daily Times – 16th April 2014
Rail travellers promised new seat covers and carpets, plus wi-fi and electricity plugs as Abellio Greater Anglia’s franchise is extended

East Anglia Daily Times – 4th April 2014
Essex: Roads are holding back business

Braintree & Witham Times – 4th April 2014
£3.2m rail bridge opens to public

Herts & Essex Observer – 3rd April 2014
Essex County Council presses case for cash to improve A12, A120 and A127

March 2014

Daily Gazette – 26th March 2014
MP criticises teacher strikes, saying it will damage children’s education

Essex Chronicle – 26th March 2014
NUT strike in Essex: Witham MP Priti Patel slams walkout as ‘damaging’

Daily Gazette – 25th March 2014
Fun workshops at launch of school reading scheme

Braintree & Witham Times – 25th March 2014
Fun workshops at launch of school reading scheme

Braintree & Witham Times – 24th March 2014
Prime Minister praises Witham reading scheme

Braintree & Witham Times – 22ndMarch 2014
Witham Industrial Watch launch BID 2014

Braintree & Witham Times – 11th March 2014
Apprenticeships provide £1.5million boost to Witham economy

February 2014

Essex Chronicle – 25th February 2014
Morrisons wins bid to build bigger store in Braintree

Essex County Standard – 24th February 2014
New bus service for Tiptree

Braintree & Witham Times – 15th February 2014
Calls to provide more support for bereaved families abroad

Essex Chronicle – 9th February 2014
Witham MP Priti Patel joins Winnie the Pooh at Honeybear Nursery

Daily Gazette – 7th February 2014
Minister lobbied over A120

Chelmsford Weekly News – 6th February 2014
MP praises local businesses for job creation

January 2014

East Anglia Daily Times – 31st January 2014
Trade Minister Lord Livingston visits, Crittal Windows, Wilkin & Sons and e2v

Braintree & Witham Times – 28th January 2014
Improved transport links to airports needed, say Essex businesses

Braintree & Witham Times – 22nd January 2014
Unemployment levels in Braintree district fall

East Anglia Daily Times – 17th January 2014
Essex: MP’s call for new law to aid victims of crime

Essex County Standard – 9th January 2014
MP Priti’s attack on council after it orders businesses out of Black Barn

December 2013

Ipswich Star – 6th December 2013
East Anglia pays tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela

November 2013

Essex Chronicle – 23rd November 2013
Witham MP Priti Patel picked for new government role

Daily Gazette – 20th November 2013
Cameron: Priti is my star of India

Daily Gazette – 15th November 2013
Greater Anglia could be your flexible friend

Braintree & Witham Times – 14th November 2013
Hospital special measures move welcomed by MP

Essex County Standard – 13th November 2013
Train company to bid for flexible ticket scheme

Daily Echo – 8th November 2013
MP calls for police probe into alleged Unite union intimidation against Grangemouth owner Jim Ratcliffe

Daily Record – 8th November 2013
Tory MP Priti Patel calls for Unite police probe over claims of intimidation at the Grangemouth oil refinery

Daily Gazette – 6th November 2013
Lucy’s pals call for ban on legal highs

Braintree & Witham Times – 5th November 2013
Residents sign petition for more rural funding

Chelmsford Weekly News – 3rd November 2013
Jam rules may change the breakfast table but not the quality of Wilkin & Sons produce

October 2013

East Anglian Daily Times – 30th October 2013
MPs take plea for rail investment to Chancellor

Essex County Standard – 27th October 2013
MP calls for immigration appeals crackdown

East Anglian Daily Times – 23rd October 2013
Witham MP Priti Patel slams case of immigrant in constituency who has avoided deportation through multiple appeals

East Anglian Daily Times – 22nd October 2013
Priti Patel calls for new immigration controls

Braintree & Witham Times – 22nd October 2013
MP calls for victims’ law

Braintree & Witham Times – 15th October 2013
Priti celebrates wine harvest with vineyard visit

Essex Chronicle – 13th October 2013
MP’s job fair was ‘bursting at the seams’

Echo News – 15th October 2013
Trial flexible train season tickets here

East Anglia Daily Times – 11th October 2013
Flexible season tickets for part-time commuters could be available within two years

Braintree & Witham Times – 10th October 2013
MP backs tough stance on immigration

East Anglia Daily Times – 3rd October 2013
MP voices concerns over ‘shoddy’ road repairs

September 2013

Braintree and Witham Times – 27th September 2013
MP tells striking teachers to get back to work

Braintree and Witham Times – 19th September 2013
Priti Patel to celebrate World Milk Day

Braintree and Witham Times – 17th September 2013
Job hunters invited to workshop event

The Gazette – 5th September 2013
Review urged over treatment of tragic schoolboy’s family

July 2013

Essex Chronicle – 25th July 2013
‘A lot more to do’ to improve Essex rail services

East Anglia Daily Times – 11th July 2013
Essex: County backs new river crossing plan as it calls for improvements to A12 and A13 junctions with M25

East Anglia Daily Times – 10th July 2013
MPs condemn landmark European Court of Human Rights ruling

Essex Chronicle – 4th July 2013
Ambulance bosses quit after critical report

June 2013

Braintree and Witham Times – 28th June 2013
Witham: MP writes to chief constables over policing in town

Eastern Daily Press – 26th June 2013
East Anglia: MP says region’s ambulance trust joins list of NHS scandals

Braintree and Witham Times – 25th June 2013
Witham: Health centre boss joins MP in call to help ‘neglected’ patients

Essex County Standard – 25th June 2013
Ambulance service debate in House of Commons

The East Anglian Daily Times – 25th June 2013
Minister says ambulance bosses should ‘examine their own consciences’

Braintree and Witham Times – 21st June 2013
Witham: Business bosses back MP’s call for protection from traveller disruption

The East Anglian Daily Times – 19th June 2013
East of England: MPs to debate ambulance service

Norwich Evening News – 19th June 2013
Time to go – MPs have written to East of England Ambulance Service Trust board members, telling them to quit

The East Anglian Daily Times – 19th June 2013
MPs call for ambulance service board members to resign after damning report

The East Anglian Daily Times – 14th June 2013
MP warns of pending healthcare crisis

Braintree and Witham Times – 12th June 2013
Pothole problem frustrates drivers

Braintree and Witham Times – 12th June 2013
Witham: Schoolchildren call for extra police patrols after threats

Braintree and Witham Times – 8th June 2013
Witham: MP launches healthcare campaign

The East Anglian Daily Times – 6th June 2013
Suffolk Coastal: MP Therese Coffey criticises Care Quality Commission for cancelling ambulance meeting

The East Anglian Daily Times – 4th June 2013
East Anglia: Investment calls as passenger numbers continue to rise on Greater Anglia trains

May 2013

The East Anglian Daily Times – 22nd May 2013
Suffolk/Essex: Proposal for third Thames crossing welcomed to ease pressure on Dartford

April 2013

Braintree and Witham Times – 28th April 2013
Witham: Kids celebrate reading success

The East Anglian Daily Times – 26th April 2013
Essex: Business leaders call for more help from Government on economy

Braintree and Witham Times-25th April 2013
Witham: Reading campaign hailed a success

Belfast Telegraph- 22nd April 2013
Boris Johnson among Tories calling for ‘Thatcherite zeal’ against trade unions

East Anglian Daily Times- 20th April 2013
Essex/Suffolk: East ‘cash cow’ for other rail regions

The Gazette- 9th April 2013
Charity’s plea to save church tower from demolition

East Anglian Daily Times- 9th April 2013
Essex: Margaret Thatcher held county dear to her heart after taking first job in Manningtree

The Essex Chronicle- 8th April 2013
Essex MPs pay tribute after Margaret Thatcher dies at 87

The Essex Chronicle- 5th April 2013
Witham MP welcomes resignation of ambulance chief

February 2013

The Gazette- 17th February 2013
Villagers plan next step in training ground fight

January 2013

East Anglian Daily Times- 16th January 2013
New hope over ambitions to dual the A120 between Braintree and Marks Tey

Braintree and Witham Times-15th January 2013
1,500 foreign inmates ‘beyond term’

The Gazette- 15th January 2013
MP calls for investigation into U’s planning decision

The Essex Chronicle- 10th January 2013
£2.2bn to be invested in region’s congested rail

December 2012

The Essex Chronicle- 20th December 2012
Commuter demands Greater Anglia get Essex train link on track

Braintree and Witham Times-10th December 2012
Schoolgirl designs MP’s Christmas card

October 2012

East Anglian Daily Times- 24th October 2012
Poll: Are poor rail connections and traffic-logged roads preventing investment in Essex?

East Anglian Daily Times- 23rd October 2012
Essex: MPs warn lack of investment in transport is holding businesses back

The Essex Chronicle- 11th October 2012
Dartford crossing users being ‘ripped off’ claims MP Priti Patel

July 2012

East Anglian Daily Times- 24th July 2012
Bid to save GP’s job

East Anglian Daily Times- 16th July 2012
East meets Westminster: Young, Asian and female – Essex MP Priti Patel is modern face of the Tories

Braintree and Witham Times-13th July 2012
School celebrates outstanding inspection results

Braintree and Witham Times-13th July 2012
Witham: School celebrates outstanding inspection results

East Anglian Daily Times- 9th July 2012
Fire strike ‘dangerous and irresponsible’ – MP

East Anglian Daily Times- 3rd July 2012
Rail changes are ‘realistic and feasible’

Braintree and Witham Times-2nd July 2012
Second railway line on politicians’ wishlist

East Anglian Daily Times- 2nd July 2012
Still calculating Falklands factor thirty years on

June 2012

Braintree and Witham Times-29th June 2012

Priti as a picture

The Essex Chronicle- 28th June 2012
Painting a Priti picture – Witham MP’s portrait features in new exhibition

Braintree and Witham Times-18th June 2012
Witham: Kids take part in Parliamentary reading day

Braintree and Witham Times-18th June 2012
Kids take part in Parliamentary reading day

Braintree and Witham Times-16th June 2012
Fight to improve health services stepped up

Braintree and Witham Times-10th June 2012
Outstanding school celebrates official opening in new location

May 2012

Braintree and Witham Times-17th May 2012
MP fights corner for victims of crime

Braintree and Witham Times-11th May 2012
MP raises questions about Britain’s worst offenders

April 2012

Braintree and Witham Times- 25th April 2012
Witham: Campaign launched to get town reading

Yorkshire Post – 25th April 2012
MPs savage ‘arrogant’ police body

Braintree and Witham Times- 10th April 2012
MP wants to get town working

The Maldon and Burnham Standard- 10th April 2012
Witham: MP wants to get town working

Braintree and Witham Times- 6th April 2012
Witham: Town centre optimism after blueprint submitted

The Essex Chronicle- 5th April 2012
DONATIONS: More than £1,500 raised already to help pay for the attendance at court

Braintree Chronicle- 5th April 2012
Councils put in bids for Portas Pilot cash

The Essex Chronicle- 5th April 2012
Councils put in bids for Portas Pilot cash

March 2012

Braintree and Witham Times- 26th March 2012
Witham: Villagers’ fight against Royal Mail to keep post box

The Maldon and Burnham Standard- 11th March 2012
Braintree district: Politicians in favour of NHS reforms

Chelmsford Weekly News- 8th March 2012
MPs pay tribute to Queen

Braintree and Witham Times- 5th March 2012
Anger over lack of health option as cancer clinic faces closure

February 2012

The Maldon and Burnham Standard- 22nd February 2012
Prolific burglar back on the streets

The Essex Chronicle- 16th February 2012
Essex’s ‘one-man crimewave’ Bradley Wernham freed after 18 months

The Essex Chronicle- 2nd February 2012
MP Priti Patel backs bid to help mum in fight for justice

Harwich and Manningtree Standard- 1st February 2012
MPs join forces to get A120 improved

January 2012

Essex County Standard- 30th January 2012
We want action on dangerous junction’

The Essex Chronicle- 30th January 2012
Help mother fly to Germany for Lee Heath murder trial

Harwich and Manningtree Standard- 28th January 2012
MPs to meet farmer over breakfast

The Essex Chronicle- 26th January 2012
Round Table helps local charities

Braintree and Witham Times- 21st January 2012
MPs told about farming issues

The Gazette- 19th January 2012
Derek’ fight to travel on trains, tube and buses

December 2011

Braintree and Witham Times- 26th December 2011
Mary Portas could throw lifeline to Witham

Braintree and Witham Times- 15th December 2011
MP stands up for victims of crime

Braintree and Witham Times- 5th December 2011
Town’s MPs meet to discuss enforcement

November 2011

Braintree and Witham Times- 11th November 2011
Witham: Government minster visits apprentices

October 2011

Braintree and Witham Times- 15th October 2011
School name house after MP Priti Patel

September 2011

The Essex Chronicle- 29th September 2011
Broomfield ‘put at risk’ by loan repayment deal

Halstead Gazette- 29th September 2011
Braintree: Still waiting on A120 safety improvements

Braintree and Witham Times- 16th September 2011
Witham: Organisers of Brainwave Family Fun Day “over the moon”

The Maldon and Burnham Standard- 13th September 2011
Concerns of district’s farmers heard in Parliament

The Gazette- 10th September 2011
Witham: MP calls for dangerous foreign nationals to be deported

Braintree and Witham Times- 8th September 2011
Braintree: MP – “No more A120 deaths”

August 2011

The Essex Chronicle- 25th August 2011
Where will 600 travellers evicted from this site go?

The Gazette- 17th August 2011
MP claims rail franchise bidders need quicker response

Braintree and Witham Times- 10th August 2011
Witham MP continues call for changes to traveller planning policy

The Gazette- 10th August 2011
20mph speed limits move a step closer

Braintree and Witham Times- 7th August 2011
Witham: Politician welcomes debate on death penalty

The Essex Chronicle- 5th August 2011
Train company profits soar

The Essex Chronicle- 2nd August 2011
MP Priti leads calls for a reintroduction of the death penalty

Leicestershire Mercury – 2nd August 2011
Leicestershire Police Authority due call for capital punishment

July 2011

The Essex Chronicle- 28th July 2011
MP backs mother in fight for justice

Braintree and Witham Times- 26th July 2011
Witham: MP calls on Foreign Office to provide more support for grieving family

Braintree and Witham Times, Letters Page- 22nd July 2011
Congratulation to MP Priti for her stand on travellers

The Essex Chronicle- 21st July 2011
Illegal building allowed to stay by Government

The Essex Chronicle- 21st July 2011
Subway given a facelift by girls with initiative

The Essex Chronicle- 21st July 2011
Skate park dream is step closer for twins

Braintree and Witham Times- 12th July 2011
Politician to hold 90 minute debate on traveller sites

June 2011

Braintree and Witham Times- 29th June 2011
Priti Speaks out against strike action

Braintree and Witham Times- 28th June 2011
Children plant sensory garden with lottery grant

Braintree and Witham Times- 15th June 2011
Mum of murdered man ‘abandoned’ by Government officials

The Essex Chronicle- 9th June 2011
Royal visit to charity celebrating birthday

The Gazette- 1st June 2011
Do ya think I’m sexy? Vote for your hottest MP

May 2011

The Maldon and Burnham Standard- 19th May 2011
Released cousins looking to rebuild their lives

The Gazette- 11th May 2011
Witham MP’s frustration over red tape in Parliament

Braintree and Witham Times- 11th May 2011
Wrecking our high street

Braintree and Witham Times- 9th May 2011
MP condemns “sexism row”