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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 slams BDC planning refusal for Complete Dance studio

Category: Local News Published: 20th November 2019 - 2:49 pm

Priti Patel, Conservative Party Parliamentary Candidate for Witham, has slammed Braintree District Council for refusing to grant planning permission for Complete Dance to open a studio on a site at Wheaton Road. The site, which has been vacant for a number of years, could have been turned into a dance …

Priti Patel with local campaigners opposed to the Mell Road development

Priti welcomes Mell Road, Tollesbury planning refusal

Category: Local News Published: 13th November 2019 - 2:56 pm

Priti Patel, the Conservative Party’s Parliamentary Candidate for the Witham constituency, has welcomed the decision taken by Maldon District Council to refuse a planning application for a huge 90 dwelling development on a site off of Mell Road in Tollesbury. The application was rejected on a number of grounds, including …

Priti Patel with staff from Osbon Chemists and the One Stop shop, officiating at the ribbon cutting ceremony

Small business day in Witham for Priti Patel

Category: Local News Published: 11th November 2019 - 9:45 am

The Rt Hon. Priti Patel has spent Friday morning (8th November) linking up with a series of small businesses to discuss business growth and expansion in the Witham Constituency. She began her day by formally opening the new Osbon Chemist in Potter Court, Flemming Way. Previously based at The Elms …

Priti Patel at the Soaring High Montessori Primary School, Coggeshall, with year 5 & 6 pupils and their teachers

Priti Patel visits Soaring High Montessori Primary School

Category: Local News Published: 8th November 2019 - 9:00 am

The Rt Hon. Priti Patel has today (8th November) visited Soaring High Montessori Primary School in Coggeshall, after receiving letters from the students about local and international environmental issues. She gave a talk to pupils in years 5 & 6 on life at Westminster and the role of a Member …

Priti Patel (centre) with Trustees and staff at the Museum of Power, Maldon.

Trustees confirm Priti Patel as Patron of Maldon’s Museum of Power

Category: Local News Published: 1st November 2019 - 4:20 pm

At their October Annual General Meeting, the Trustees of the Museum of Power have formally adopted Witham MP, Priti Patel as a Patron. Dick Waylen, Chairman of the Trustees of the Museum said: “We are delighted that Priti has accepted our invitation to become one of our Patrons and the …

Anger at Colchester Borough Council over A12 consultation delay

Category: Local News Published: 22nd October 2019 - 7:25 am

Witham MP Priti Patel has criticised Colchester Borough Council as Highways England launch a further consultation on the A12 widening scheme. The further consultation covering route alignment between junctions 23 and 25 has been forced upon residents as a direct consequence of the controversial housing and development plans proposed by …

Crime stats show the importance of the Offensive Weapons Act

Category: National News Published: 21st October 2019 - 12:10 pm

This short film about the Offensive Weapons Act demonstrates the Government’s and Priti Patel’s strong commitment to tacking the very serious issues affecting law and order in this country. Too many young lives have been lost to the scourge of knife crime. Today’s crime stats show the importance of the …

Priti Patel MP on her tour of the Oakwood Meadows site in Stanway. From left: David Jenkinson, CEO of Persimmon, Priti Patel MP, Louise Trail, Head of Sales, Philip Standen, Managing Director, Essex and Martyn Clark, Divisional Director.

Priti visits new homes site in Stanway

Category: Local News Published: 16th October 2019 - 9:00 am

Priti Patel, the MP for Witham has visited the Charles Church property development Oakwood Meadows on London road, Stanway, (Friday, 11th October), escorted by Persimmon Home’s Chief Executive David Jenkinson, and the South-Eastern Regional Managing Director Martyn Clark. Persimmon Homes owns the Charles Church brand. In a comprehensive tour, Priti was …

From left, Rod Lane, RNIL, Priti Patel MP, Lisa Jane, Manager of the Tea Rooms, Witham, Mary Stote RNLI Fundraising Group and the Mayor of Witham, Cllr Clare Lager

MP praises £1,000 success of Tea Rooms’ RNLI fundraising effort

Category: Local News Published: 14th October 2019 - 9:00 am

On Friday (11th October) Witham MP, Priti Patel, visited the Tea Rooms in the Newlands Centre, Witham, alongside Witham Mayor, Cllr Clare Lager, to present Manager, Lisa Jane with a special certificate from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), represented by Rod Lane, for collecting their first £1,000 for the …

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