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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Priti welcomes police funding increases

Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed an increase in funding for Essex Police announced by the Government. Total resources for Essex Police will rise by nearly £23m from £275.9m to £298.8m, and will include central government grants, funding support to assist with pensions related increases and changes to the precept. …

Posted on: December 11, 2018

STATEMENT FROM RT HON PRITI PATEL MP

Witham MP Priti Patel has responded to a series of news reports and articles which have distorted comments she has made about trade between the UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland. A number of publications had published irresponsible articles which incorrectly claimed that Priti Patel had stated that Ireland should be …

Posted on: December 6, 2018

Priti Patel MP hosts discussion on International Trade for Essex Businesses

Witham MP, Priti Patel, welcomed the Essex Chambers of Commerce to Parliament on Monday evening to discuss international trade with the Rt. Hon Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade [3 December 2018]. The meeting was well attended by a number of leading businesses from the County of …

Posted on: December 3, 2018

Priti concerned over rail fare rises

Witham MP Priti Patel has expressed concerns over the latest announcement on January’s increase in rail fares, which will see season tickets from some commuters in the constituency passing the £6,000 mark. Commuters buying annual tickets from Marks Tey to London with a travelcard will see their fares rise by …

Posted on: December 3, 2018

Priti Patel MP announces winner of 2018 Christmas Card Competition

Witham MP, Priti Patel, is delighted to announce that Jasmine Fenwick, aged 8, from St. Andrew’s Junior School in Hatfield Peverel is the winner of her 2018 Witham Constituency Christmas Card Competition. Many local schools participated in this year’s competition and Priti would like to thank all schools that joined …

Posted on: December 3, 2018

Priti calls on Council to refuse Drakes Lane application

Local MP Priti Patel has called on Chelmsford City Council’s Planning Committee to refuse a planning application for nine Traveller pitches on a site in Drakes Lane. The site is located next to an industrial estate and isolated from services and facilities, including schools and GP surgeries. Despite the application …

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