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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Rivenhall incinerator decision slammed by MP Priti Patel

Witham MP and longstanding opponent of the Rivenhall incinerator, Priti Patel, has slammed the decision taken by the Environment Agency to issue a notice indicating that they are minded to grant a permit for the controversial waste site. The proposal to grant the permit is subject to a further stage …

Posted on: December 23, 2019

Priti calls for action on local flooding

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has called on the Environment Agency to take urgent action to address flooding in the Witham constituency. A number of locations, including Langford, Kelvedon and Great Braxted, have been affected by heavy rainfall and rising river levels. Priti has also called on communities concerned by …

Posted on: December 16, 2019

Public views sought on Newlands Centre Regeneration and Health Centre

Priti Patel, the MP for Witham, is calling on the public to give their views on proposals to regenerate the Newlands Shopping Centre and include in the plans a new health centre facility. The proposals are being developed by Centre owners New River Retail and have been shared with Witham …

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 …

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