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Priti regularly writes thought-provoking and topical articles and opinion pieces on national issues. Her articles and comment pieces can be found here.


Posted on: 5th March 2018

Priti and Fay Ripley help launch Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal

Witham MP Priti Patel and Cold Feet actress Fay Ripley have joined forces this March to help Marie Curie provide care and support to more people living with a terminal illness. Priti and long-term Marie Curie supporter Fay were pictured together with Marie Curie Nurses, Victoria Shodeko and Victoria Oluwalogbon, …

Posted on: 2nd March 2018

Priti reminds residents of cold weather payments

Witham MP Priti Patel is reminding residents that they may be eligible for financial support through Cold Weather Payments following the recent poor weather. Recipients of Pension Credit, Income Support, income-based Jobseekers’ Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit may be eligible to receive an extra £25 per …

Posted on: 27th February 2018

Priti calls on Chancellor for GEML Rail Investment

Witham MP and Great Eastern Main Line Rail Taskforce Chair Priti Patel has called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to invest in the region’s rail infrastructure in the House of Commons. During questions to Treasury ministers Priti called on the Government to recognise the economic benefits of investing in …

Posted on: 27th February 2018

Priti calls for new road and rail investment

Witham MP Priti Patel has called for investment in the A12, A120 and Great Eastern Main Line to support economic growth and job creation. Speaking during a debate on transport budgets in the House of Commons, Priti highlighted the billions of pounds of additional value that could be added to …

Posted on: 26th February 2018

Priti to Chair Rail Taskforce

Witham MP Priti Patel has become the Chair of the Great Eastern Main Line Rail Taskforce at a meeting held in Parliament today (26 February 2018). Priti was a founding member of the GEML Rail Taskforce when it was established in 2013 and secured commitments to improve rail services. Priti …

Posted on: 23rd February 2018

Unemployment remains low in Witham

Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed the release of new figures which show that claimant count unemployment in the constituency continues to remain low. Figures released from the Office of National Statistics show that in January 2018 there were 545 claimants, which is 70% lower than the peak under the …

Posted on: 13th February 2018

72 Bus Service Withdrawal

Witham MP, the Rt. Hon. Priti Patel, has led the campaign to reverse the proposed cancellation of the 72 service. Ms Patel was concerned at recent announcement by First Group, who operate the 72 service, that little consideration had been made for those residents who rely on this vital service, …

Posted on: 13th February 2018

Priti Patel MP pledges to #PassOnPlastic with Sky Ocean Rescue campaign

Member of Parliament for Witham, the Rt. Hon. Priti Patel, today signed Sky Ocean Rescue’s campaign pledge to #PassOnPlastic, a commitment to reduce plastic consumption. The Sky Ocean Rescue campaign has highlighted the damaging effects single-use plastics have on our rivers and oceans and have sought to encourage people to …

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