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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Witham MP challenges Network Rail over response to rail disruption

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has challenged Network Rail over its response to the disruption experienced by passengers at London Liverpool Street last week [week commencing 11 June 2018]. Owing to a crack in a bespoke piece of track, services to and from London Liverpool Street were severely disrupted and Priti …

Posted on: June 15, 2018

Independent Inspector Slams Local Plan proposals

Witham MP Priti Patel has expressed her concerns and disappointment after an independent Planning Inspector slammed the proposals led by Colchester Borough Council and Braintree District Council for a garden settlement on the Colchester Borough and Braintree District border. The Inspector considering the development proposals has raised serious questions over …

Posted on: June 7, 2018

Priti Patel to launch Get Witham Reading 2018

Witham MP, Priti Patel, will launch her yearly literacy initiative Get Witham Reading in schools on Thursday 5th July 2018 to celebrate and promote reading amongst schoolchildren. First launched in 2012, Get Witham Reading is celebrating its seventh year by bringing together over a hundred schoolchildren and their parents and …

Posted on: June 7, 2018

Priti supports Drummonds open day

Witham MP Priti Patel has supported the Drummonds care home in Feering at their open day. Priti, who campaigned to save the home for adults with disabilities when it was under the threat of closure, baked cakes for the open day and met residents and staff. Priti said: “Drummonds is …

Posted on: June 6, 2018

Witham MP chairs meeting for Essex businesses on International Trade

Witham MP, Priti Patel, chaired a meeting of the Essex Chambers of Commerce International Trade Forum on Monday evening [4 June 2018] with guest speaker Greg Hands MP, the Minister of State for Trade Policy. The meeting was well attended by a number of Essex businesses and the Minister provided …

Posted on: June 6, 2018

Priti opens Tolleshunt D’Arcy summer fete

Witham MP Priti Patel has opened the annual Tolleshunt D’Arcy Village fete. The fete, which took place at the Recreation Ground, had stalls, community groups including the Royal British Legion and activities. Priti said: “I was delighted to open the wonderful annual fete in Tolleshunt D’Arcy. The community in the …

Posted on: June 4, 2018

Support for Police Base in Witham at Public Meeting

Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed the support expressed for a police base in Witham during a public meeting in Witham Public Hall [31 May 2018] and a commitment given by the Police to look at establishing one. The meeting, which was attended by over 100 local residents and chaired …

Posted on: June 1, 2018

Priti Patel chairs public rail meeting for local commuters

Witham MP, Priti Patel and Chair of the Great Eastern Mainline Taskforce chaired a rail meeting for local commuters with Greater Anglia and Network Rail on Wednesday evening in Witham [30 May 2018]. At the meeting, representatives from Greater Anglia and Network Rail addressed concerns from passengers about engineering works, …

Posted on: May 22, 2018

Priti Patel raises social mobility in Commons

Witham MP Priti Patel has highlighted the role that recruitment agencies play in helping to improve social mobility by supporting people into employment. Speaking during questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Priti called on the Government to work with agencies like Witham-based Prime Appointments to lift …

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