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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.

Priti calls on Chancellor for GEML Rail Investment

Published: 27th February 2018 - 5:10 pm - 5:10 pm

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 …

Priti calls for new road and rail investment

Published: 27th February 2018 - 5:10 pm - 5:10 pm

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 …

Priti to Chair Rail Taskforce

Published: 26th February 2018 - 5:11 pm - 5:11 pm

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 …

Unemployment remains low in Witham

Published: 23rd February 2018 - 5:14 pm - 5:14 pm

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 …

72 Bus Service Withdrawal

Published: 13th February 2018 - 5:15 pm - 5:15 pm

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, …

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

Published: 13th February 2018 - 5:14 pm - 5:14 pm

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 …

Priti elected by colleagues to Foreign Affairs Committee

Published: 8th February 2018 - 5:17 pm - 5:17 pm

Witham MP Priti Patel has been elected by her Conservative MP colleagues to be a member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee. The Foreign Affairs Select Committee examines the work of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Britain’s foreign policy. Priti said: “I am delighted to have been elected by …

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