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Priti Patel MP congratulates local pupils on strong set of GCSE results

Category: Local News Published: 27th August 2019 - 3:25 pm

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has offered her congratulations to students across the Witham constituency who have collected their GCSE results in the last few days. Priti said: “Many congratulations to all students who received their GCSE results just before the Bank Holiday weekend. We have seen some strong results locally …

Priti calls for dance studio planning application to be approved

Category: Local News Published: 20th August 2019 - 10:00 am

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has called on Braintree District Council to approve a planning application for a dance studio in Witham. Complete Dance are looking for new premises and have applied to develop an industrial unit that has been vacant for more than five years into a dance and …

Witham MP supports calls for new orthopaedic centre at Colchester Hospital

Category: Local News Published: 20th August 2019 - 10:00 am

Witham MP, Priti Patel, is supporting calls for a new specialist orthopaedic centre to be built at Colchester Hospital. East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust is currently considering proposals to invest £30 million into a new orthopaedic centre at either Colchester Hospital or Ipswich Hospital. All orthopaedic patients …

Priti Patel MP encourages young people to make space for reading this summer

Category: Local News Published: 20th August 2019 - 9:59 am

Witham MP, Priti Patel, is supporting this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and is calling on young people across her constituency to take part. The Summer Reading Challenge is run by charity The Reading Agency and encourages young people to read six books throughout the summer holidays. The theme for this …

Priti Patel MP congratulates Witham students on a fantastic set of A-Level results

Category: Local News Published: 20th August 2019 - 9:51 am

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has offered her congratulations to all students across the Witham constituency who have received their A-Level results within the last few days. In the Witham constituency, A-Level results have improved compared to 2018 with 64% of students achieving an A* to C grade at Witham Sixth …

From left, Derrick Louis, Chairman of Provide, Witham MP, Priti Patel and John Niland, CEO of Provide during their meeting.

Priti Patel meets major provider of health and social care in Essex

Category: Local News Published: 16th August 2019 - 11:58 am

The Witham MP, Priti Patel has today (16th August) met with Derrick Louis, Chairman and John Niland, Chief Executive of Provide, the health & social care provider that supplies services across the East of England.  Subjects under discussion included dealing with the Group A Streptococcal outbreak in north Essex, in …

Priti Patel encourages Witham shops to compete for Best Small Shop award

Category: Local News Published: 7th August 2019 - 5:06 pm

Priti Patel MP is calling on the Witham Constituency’s shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in the local community. The Competition is open to any small shop* operating in the UK. It is free to enter …

Priti welcomes third Witham Industrial Watch BID mandate

Category: Local News Published: 31st July 2019 - 6:03 pm

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has warmly welcomed the vote in support of Witham Industrial Watch (WIW) receiving a third Business Improvement District mandate. Firms based on the industrial estates in Witham have voted overwhelmingly for the BID mandate to continue. Priti, who has consistently worked with WIW to support businesses …

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