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Essex Police bolstered by an extra 82 police officers

Published on 29th October 2020 Published in General NewsPublished in Local News

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has welcomed the announcement that Essex has been bolstered by an additional 82 officers since the Government launched its major police recruitment drive, a year ago.  The addition of these new officers brings the total number of police across Essex up to 3,398, meaning that there …

Priti Patel MP with Rodney Bass OBE (right) at a local Christmas party last year. Host, Cllr Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader of Essex County Council, looks on.

Priti pays tribute to legendary councillor

Published on 14th July 2020 Published in General NewsPublished in Local News

Witham MP Priti Patel has paid tribute to former County and District Councillor Rodney Bass OBE, who passed away on 14 July 2020. Rodney spent fifty years as an elected representative between 1967 and 2017; and held many roles including, Chairman of Maldon District Council, Chairman of Essex County Council …

Priti Patel challenges Greater Anglia on roll out of new trains

Category: General News Published: 5th December 2019 - 3:33 pm

Priti Patel, Conservative Party Parliamentary Candidate for Witham, has challenged Greater Anglia over disruption passengers have experienced during the roll out of their new trains. Passengers in Norfolk and Suffolk have experienced significant delays and cancellations due to faults on the operator’s old and new rolling stock and Priti has …

Priti Patel throws her support behind campaign for new stem cell donors

Published on 18th July 2019 Published in General News

Priti Patel, the MP for Witham has attended a cross-party Parliamentary event today (17th July) to learn about the importance of the Anthony Nolan stem cell donor register. The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign and #Match4Meena, were supported by their local Member of Parliament Neil O’Brien and blood cancer charity Anthony …

Priti Patel with members at the Great Eastern Mainline Taskforce Stakeholder Conference

Regional transport conference chaired by Priti Patel MP outlines route to major Government investment in GEML

Published on 12th July 2019 Published in General News

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has today (11th July) chaired the Great Eastern Mainline Taskforce Stakeholder Conference, at the Civic Centre, Chelmsford.  The Conference updated key stakeholders on the progress being made by the GEML Taskforce and focused on the Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC), which is nearing completion and is …

Group shot - The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP (seated far left) Chairs the latest GEML meeting at Westminster 24.06.19.

GEML Taskforce Chair, Priti Patel MP sees key elements of plan for new rail investment coming together

Published on 24th June 2019 Published in General News

The latest Great Eastern Mainline (GEML) Taskforce meeting was held today at Portcullis House, Westminster (24.06.19). The meeting was chaired by Witham MP, the Rt Hon Priti Patel, and was attended by East of England MPs, rail executives and other key stakeholders. Commenting after the meeting, Ms Patel said: “We …

Priti Patel MP supports Witham reading campaign

Priti Patel MP supports Witham campaign for every child to join local library and share a love of reading

Published on 10th June 2019 Published in General News

Witham MP, Priti Patel, is supporting a campaign run by charity The Reading Agency to encourage all primary school children to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The Challenge launches across England and Wales on Saturday, 13th July 2019. This year’s theme for the Summer Reading Challenge is …

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