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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Priti visits Lime Tree Place

Witham MP Priti Patel has visited Lime Tree Place in Witham, a new residential development by Equinox Living and Inspired Homes providing 98 one and two bedroom apartments. The site, off Collingwood Road, is where former NHS offices were located and is being converted by Essex-based contractors Phelan Construction. The …

Posted on: February 8, 2019

Priti calls for responses to libraries consultation

Witham MP Priti Patel has called on residents and community groups to respond to Essex County Council’s consultation on the future of library services, which closes later this month on 20 February. The plans recommend the closure of four out of eight libraries in the Witham constituency and the closure …

Posted on: February 8, 2019

Priti Patel MP chairs business meeting with Transport Secretary

Witham MP, Priti Patel, chaired a meeting of the Essex Chambers of Commerce Business, Transport and Infrastructure Forum on Monday evening with the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, as guest speaker [4 February 2019]. The meeting was well attended by a number of Essex businesses and the …

Posted on: February 7, 2019

Priti Patel MP meets Network Rail to discuss plans for Great Eastern Main Line

Chair of the Great Eastern Main Line Taskforce and Witham MP, Priti Patel, met with Network Rail bosses this week to discuss performance on the Great Eastern Main Line (GEML) and reaffirm the operator’s commitment to infrastructure investment in the East Anglia region. Priti met with Network Rail’s Chief Executive, …

Posted on: February 5, 2019

Rt Hon Priti Patel MP Statement on Social Media Fake News on Expenses Claims

Over the weekend a number of posts on social media have referenced an online post which states: ‘Priti Patel’s enormous expenses make her the most expensive MP in Parliament.’ This claim is false and incorrect, as well as presenting a distorted impression of the expenses system for MPs. The report …

Posted on: January 31, 2019

Campaign against Gimsons growing in strength

Witham MP Priti Patel, local campaigners and councillors have met to discuss the next steps to take in opposing the large housing development plans for the Gimsons site. Hundreds of local residents across Witham have been lobbying Braintree District Council to reject the plans for a wide range of reasons …

Posted on: January 30, 2019

Priti calls for Backstop removal

Witham MP Priti Patel has called on the Prime Minister to negotiate the removal of the backstop and other changes to the Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union. Speaking during the House of Commons debate on the action the Government should take following the vote against the Withdrawal Agreement earlier …

Posted on: January 29, 2019

Priti calls for better funding for Essex

Witham MP Priti Patel has called on the Treasury to review funding made available for schools, health services and the police in Essex as part of the forthcoming comprehensive spending review which sets multi-year spending parameters. Funding per capital from central government for those services is lower than in other …

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