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Priti Patel with part of her campaign team
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Priti Patel thanks voters for her fourth General Election victory

Priti Patel has thanked voters across the Witham constituency for electing her to represent them in the House of Commons, at a fourth consecutive election. First elected in 2010, Priti has now been re-elected as Witham’s MP in the 2015, 2017 and 2019 General Elections. This time Priti secured 32,876 …

Posted on: December 9, 2019

Priti calls for housing plans rethink

Priti Patel, the Conservative Party Parliamentary Candidate for Witham, has called on Colchester Borough Council to urgently rethink its housing plans for a garden community. The plans, which were heavily criticised by an independent planning inspector in 2018, will be subject to a series of further hearings next month (January …

Posted on: December 8, 2019

Priti calls on Highways England to make A12 scheme decision

Priti Patel, Conservative Party Parliamentary Candidate for Witham, has called on Highways England to make a decision on progressing the A12 widening scheme based on the result of the 2017 consultation. Highways England have been forced to consult on alternative route alignment options for the section between junctions 23 and …

Posted on: December 5, 2019

Priti Patel challenges Greater Anglia on roll out of new trains

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 …

Posted on: November 26, 2019

£3 million more in funding for local schools

Schools across the Witham constituency are set to receive almost £3 million more in cash as a result of representations made to the Government by Priti Patel, Conservative Party Parliamentary Candidate for Witham. Priti, who has held meetings with parents, governors and teachers from local schools and with Education Ministers …

Posted on: November 20, 2019

Priti slams BDC planning refusal for Complete Dance studio

Priti Patel, Conservative Party Parliamentary Candidate for Witham, has slammed Braintree District Council for refusing to grant planning permission for Complete Dance to open a studio on a site at Wheaton Road. The site, which has been vacant for a number of years, could have been turned into a dance …

Priti Patel with local campaigners opposed to the Mell Road development
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Priti welcomes Mell Road, Tollesbury planning refusal

Priti Patel, the Conservative Party’s Parliamentary Candidate for the Witham constituency, has welcomed the decision taken by Maldon District Council to refuse a planning application for a huge 90 dwelling development on a site off of Mell Road in Tollesbury. The application was rejected on a number of grounds, including …

Priti Patel with staff from Osbon Chemists and the One Stop shop, officiating at the ribbon cutting ceremony
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Small business day in Witham for Priti Patel

The Rt Hon. Priti Patel has spent Friday morning (8th November) linking up with a series of small businesses to discuss business growth and expansion in the Witham Constituency. She began her day by formally opening the new Osbon Chemist in Potter Court, Flemming Way. Previously based at The Elms …

Priti Patel at the Soaring High Montessori Primary School, Coggeshall, with year 5 & 6 pupils and their teachers
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Priti Patel visits Soaring High Montessori Primary School

The Rt Hon. Priti Patel has today (8th November) visited Soaring High Montessori Primary School in Coggeshall, after receiving letters from the students about local and international environmental issues. She gave a talk to pupils in years 5 & 6 on life at Westminster and the role of a Member …

Priti Patel (centre) with Trustees and staff at the Museum of Power, Maldon.
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Trustees confirm Priti Patel as Patron of Maldon’s Museum of Power

At their October Annual General Meeting, the Trustees of the Museum of Power have formally adopted Witham MP, Priti Patel as a Patron. Dick Waylen, Chairman of the Trustees of the Museum said: “We are delighted that Priti has accepted our invitation to become one of our Patrons and the …

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