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Priti Patel MP co-hosts meeting with Minister for Apprenticeship & Skills

Published on 22nd May 2019 Published in General NewsPublished in Local News

Priti Patel, the MP for Witham and the Chair of the Essex Business Transport and Infrastructure Forum (EBTIF) has co-hosted a Forum meeting at Westminster (20 May) with the Rt Hon Ann Milton MP, Minister for Apprenticeship and Skills, to discuss the Apprenticeship Levy and how it can support Essex …

GEML Taskforce Chairman Priti Patel MP welcomes new fast train services from Norwich and Ipswich

Published on 22nd May 2019 Published in General NewsPublished in Local News

Witham MP, Priti Patel, Chair of the Great Eastern Mainline Taskforce (GEML), has welcomed the launch of two new Greater Anglia fast train services from Norwich to London and Ipswich to London.  The new ‘Norwich in 90’ and ‘Ipswich in 60’ services started on Monday (20th May) and provide Norwich …

International Trade Minister meets with Essex businesses at Parliamentary Forum

Published on 14th May 2019 Published in General News

The Minister of State for Trade Policy, George Hollingbery MP was the guest speaker at the Essex Chambers of Commerce International Trade Forum at Westminster’s Portcullis House last night (13th May), Chaired by Witham MP, Priti Patel.  The Forum was attended by a wide range of business sectors from across …

Priti Patel slams ‘national humiliation’ of Article 50 Extension

Category: General News Published: 11th April 2019 - 11:09 am

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has slammed the decision made by the House of Commons to vote to instruct the Prime Minister to ask the EU to extend the Article 50 process and the UK’s membership of the EU to 30 June 2019. This vote followed a week which saw …

Priti Patel MP calls on the Chancellor to invest in A120 dualling scheme

Category: General News Published: 9th April 2019 - 5:11 pm

During a Treasury Questions session in the House of Commons, Priti Patel has today (9th April) called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, to invest in the A120 dualling scheme. The proposed scheme will improve road safety and unlock new opportunities for jobs, business growth and housing in …

Priti Patel MP calls for greater transparency on waste incineration projects

Category: General News Published: 9th April 2019 - 5:09 pm

Priti Patel MP has called on the Government to introduce more transparency and accountability in the decision-making process for waste incinerators. Speaking during a debate in Westminster on waste incineration today (9th April), Priti, who is campaigning against the proposed Rivenhall Incinerator, highlighted the complex paperwork involved when operators apply …

Priti stands firm and votes to deliver Brexit

Category: General News Published: 5th April 2019 - 10:40 am

Witham MP Priti Patel has voted in the House of Commons throughout this week to deliver Brexit and support the decision taken by the British people to leave the EU. On Monday, 1 April 2019, during a number of indicative votes, Priti opposed proposals to keep the UK under the …

Statement on the Motion on Withdrawal Agreement

Category: General News Published: 29th March 2019 - 12:45 pm

This motion is yet another disappointment to everyone who voted to leave the EU. Rather than set in stone our departure from the EU and freedom for our country it creates a recipe for further uncertainty. The Motion accepts the Withdrawal Agreement and also leaves open the opportunity for the …

Priti calls for tourism support

Category: General News Published: 21st March 2019 - 8:34 am

Witham MP Priti has spoken up in support of the tourism sector in Essex and the Witham constituency during a debate in Parliament. Referencing the Museum of Power in Langford, Tollesbury and Wilkin and Sons in Tiptree Priti spoke of the contribution that the tourism and hospitality sector makes to …

Rt Hon Priti Patel MP Statement – Withdrawal Agreement Vote 12th March 2019

Category: General News Published: 18th March 2019 - 10:23 am

The Withdrawal Agreement came back to the House of Commons on 12th March 2019 to be voted on after the Government and the EU reached an agreement on a new Joint Instrument. The Joint Instrument and a Unilateral Declaration from the UK Government have been put together in an attempt …

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