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Posted on: 22nd May 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 …

Posted on: 21st May 2018

Priti tours Braxted Park

Witham MP Priti Patel has toured Braxted Park in Great Braxted with the managing director Duncan Clark. The award winning estate is based in historic grounds dating back nearly seven centuries and currently hosts a cookery school, golf course and provides conferencing and hospitality facilities. Priti discussed with Mr Cark …

Posted on: 21st May 2018

Farleigh Hospice Visited by Priti Patel MP

Priti Patel MP has visited Farleigh Hospice to meet staff and families using the Hospice. The Chelmsford-based Hospice provides end of life and bereavement care and support to patients and families and has a shop in Witham Town centre. Priti is a longstanding supporter of the Hospice and has been …

Posted on: 17th May 2018

Priti visits outstanding Kelvedon School

Witham MP Priti Patel has visited the outstanding Kelvedon St Mary’s Church of England Primary Academy. The school exceeds national and local averages in measures including pupils reaching the expected levels in reading, writing and maths, and Priti met with Head Teacher Michael Walsh to discuss how to raise standards …

Posted on: 17th May 2018

Witham MP welcomes funding for ambulance service

Witham MP Priti Patel  has welcomed a funding boost for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) which will mean an increase in the number of staff and ambulances over the next three years. EEAST is set to receive over £25m in funding in the years up to …

Posted on: 17th May 2018

SMEs should get more public sector contracts, says MP Priti Patel

Witham MP Priti Patel has called on the Government to remove the barriers that prevent small and medium sized enterprises from securing public sector contracts. Speaking during questions to Cabinet Office Ministers, Priti raised the need for innovative SMEs to be supported so they can bid fairly for public sector …

Posted on: 15th May 2018

Priti congratulates two dynamic local businesses

Witham MP Priti Patel has congratulated two local businesses based in the Witham constituency after they were named in the ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2018 report produced by the London Stock Exchange Group. The report highlights 1,000 of the most dynamic and fastest growing SMEs across the UK and …

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