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Posted on: 17th January 2019

Priti calls on Government to fund councils in Essex

Witham MP Priti Patel has called on the Government to look at rebalancing resources towards local councils in Essex during a debate on local authority funding in Parliament [15 January 2019]. During the debate Priti commended the innovation seen in local councils and highlighted the demographic pressures facing Essex County …

Posted on: 14th January 2019

Priti stands up for Britain in Brexit Deal Debate

Witham MP Priti Patel has spoken in support of the positive future the UK has outside of the European Union during the debate on the Brexit Deal negotiated by the UK Government and the EU. Priti reiterated that she would not be supporting the proposed deal as it does not …

Posted on: 11th January 2019

Witham MP visits Elm Hall Primary School to talk about role

Priti Patel, MP for Witham, visited Elm Hall Primary School on Friday morning to speak with Year 4 pupils about Parliament and her role as an MP [11 January 2019]. This half term, Year 4 pupils at Elm Hall Primary School are learning about what it takes to be a …

Posted on: 10th January 2019

Priti Patel MP welcomes SEND funding boost for Essex

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has welcomed the Government’s announcement that Essex will receive over £6 million of additional funding to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  Last month, the Government announced that £250 million will be given to local councils up to 2020 to …

Posted on: 8th January 2019

Priti calls for action on A12 scheme

Witham MP Priti Patel has called on the Government to intervene to end the delays with the A12 widening scheme. The Government committed to fund the scheme to widen the A12 between Chelmsford and Marks Tey through the Witham constituency back in 2014 and following a consultation in 2017 on …

Posted on: 4th January 2019

Priti Patel MP challenges rail operators over New Year disruption

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has challenged both Network Rail and Greater Anglia over the disruption caused by a track defect which affected Greater Anglia’s morning peak services into London on Wednesday 2 January 2019.  Priti has previously expressed her concerns about the declining level of service and has questioned Greater …

Posted on: 2nd January 2019

Priti Patel MP pressing rail operators to improve train services

Priti Patel, MP for Witham, has called on local rail operators to improve train services and provide passengers with better value for money following today’s rail fare rise. Priti has previously expressed her concerns over today’s fare rise, which will see commuters across the constituency pay between £136 and £188 …

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