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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.


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 …

Priti Patel MP with the Silver End Surgery team

Priti Patel MP visits Silver End Surgery

Category: Local News Published: 12th October 2019 - 9:00 am

The MP for Witham, Priti Patel, has been visiting the Silver End Surgery for a tour and discussion of the latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in April, which has indicated improvements have been made and given the practice an overall rating of ‘good’.  This follows a very critical report …

Chelmsford based Window Company (Contracts) Ltd receive their certificates for achieving ISO standards as audited by Auva Certification Ltd

Priti hails success of local firm

Category: Local News Published: 11th October 2019 - 9:00 am

Priti Patel, the MP for Witham, has today (11th October) visited Auva Certification Ltd in Little Braxted to help the firm celebrate its being awarded a certificate of accreditation from the UK Accreditation Service, UKAS for ISO 17021-1:2015, which is a major success for the company. Priti formally presented Graham …

Priti Patel opens Gelato Temptations in Newlands Street, Witham

Priti Patel MP boosts small businesses in Witham and Coggeshall

Category: Local News Published: 6th September 2019 - 3:32 pm

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has spent Friday morning, (6th September) in her constituency visiting small businesses.  She performed a formal opening ceremony for two new shops in Witham, Gelato Temptations in Newlands Street, which is a brand new business providing the ultimate in tasty deserts, and christened the new …

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