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Posted on: 18th October 2018

Priti to host Pensioners Fair

Witham MP Priti Patel is hosting an advice and information fair for pensioners on 1 November 2018 at Witham Public Hall. The Fair will bring together over twenty local organisations and groups that provide advice, information and activities for senior citizens. Amongst those attending will be Age UK Essex, Independent …

Posted on: 18th October 2018

Priti raises garden settlements in Parliament

Witham MP Priti Patel has quizzed the Government’s Planning Minister on garden settlements during a debate in Parliament [Tuesday 16 October 2018]. The debate on housing and home ownership took place in Westminster Hall and in response the Minister, Kit Malthouse MP, explained that councils need to engage with local …

Posted on: 18th October 2018

Priti Patel becomes latest Rail Fellow after hands-on day on rail site

On Monday, Priti Patel, Conservative MP for Witham, took part in the Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) Rail Fellowship Programme, which showcases the work of UK rail by spending a day at world leading manufacturer Bombardier’s depot in Ilford. The high-profile MP for Witham spent the day on-site touring the depot, …

Posted on: 15th October 2018

Priti makes economic case for Essex

Priti Patel has been pressing the Government to invest in key infrastructure and support for businesses during a debate on the economy of the East of England. The debate took place three weeks before the Government announces its next Budget and Priti pressed Ministers to invest in key infrastructure in …

Posted on: 15th October 2018

Priti stands up for Essex farmers

Witham MP Priti Patel has spoken up in support for Essex farmers during a debate in the House of Commons on the Agriculture Bill, which sets the framework for the Government to introduce a replacement for the Common Agricultural Policy when we leave the EU. Priti highlighted the high quality …

Posted on: 8th October 2018

Rt Hon. Priti Patel MP delighted as Thurstable School scores funding

Rt Hon. Priti Patel, MP for Witham, was welcomed to Thurstable School in Essex today (Friday 5 October). The MP was there to officially award a cheque from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, towards the school’s goalpost replacement project. The grant will enable the school and Leisure …

Posted on: 1st October 2018

Priti visits phenomenal 16 Air Assault Brigade

Witham MP Priti Patel has visited the 16 Air Assault Brigade based at the Colchester Garrison in her latest engagement in the Parliamentary Armed Forces Scheme. The Scheme gives MPs a chance to spend time with the Armed Forces and learn more about life in the military and operations. Priti, …

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