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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.

Coronavirus Update from Priti Patel MP

Category: National News Published: 27th March 2020 - 12:22 pm

Support for Businesses, Jobs and Incomes The Government has introduced new measures this week to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. I know that the whole country understands the importance of preventing the spread of this disease and the decisions taken to restrict movement and close businesses have not been easy ones …

Coronavirus Update and Information

Category: National News Published: 26th March 2020 - 3:59 pm

Coronavirus Update and Information Stay home to save lives and protect the NHS Unprecedented support from Government for jobs and incomes On Monday, the Prime Minister announced a series of new measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. While many millions of people were following the guidance on ‘social distancing’, the …


Category: Local News Published: 17th March 2020 - 1:10 pm

My office continues to remain available to support and assist constituents with all enquiries and casework. Following Government advice to tackle coronavirus, our ways of working are changing. Enquiries will continue to be responded to as soon as possible and we ask for your patience as it may take longer …

Pulling together to tackle the coronavirus crisis

Category: National News Published: 15th March 2020 - 5:25 pm

Statement from Priti Patel, the MP for Witham: With the coronavirus outbreak spreading we face the biggest public health crisis in a generation. I know that the speed at which this virus is spreading is extremely worrying and many of us will already know of people personally who have tested …

Priti Patel MP challenges Greater Anglia on roll out of new trains

Category: Local News Published: 12th March 2020 - 9:38 am

Priti Patel, the Member of Parliament for Witham, has challenged Greater Anglia over reports that the roll out of the new Bombardier trains for suburban services has been delayed until the autumn. The roll out of Greater Anglia’s new trains commenced last summer and the first of the new Bombardier …

Priti welcomes Tiptree planning refusal

Category: Local News Published: 3rd March 2020 - 12:28 pm

Local MP Priti Patel has welcomed the decision by Colchester Borough Council to refuse a planning application by Bloor Homes for 255 new homes on a site adjacent to Peakes Close and Maldon Road, Tiptree. The proposals were rejected on the basis that they represented ‘harmful urbanisation of the village’. …

Priti Patel MP with Adam and Jo Gillespie during their meeting to discuss the planning appeal.

Priti Backs Dance Studio Plans

Category: Local News Published: 2nd March 2020 - 12:00 pm

Witham MP Priti Patel has met with Adam and Jo Gillespie of Complete Dance (28.02.20), to confirm her continued support for their effort to transform a vacant industrial unit on Wheaton Road into a dance studio. Their original planning application was refused by Braintree District Council, who rigidly applied an …

Priti Patel with Jamie Burles, MD of Greater Anglia (left), Jonathan Denby, Head of Corporate Affairts and the Rail Operator of the Year trophy, at the Valero Lounge, Witham.

Witham MP meets Greater Anglia executives to discuss new trains

Category: Local News Published: 28th February 2020 - 4:53 pm

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has today (28.02.20) met with executives from Greater Anglia to discuss the new high-tech inter-city mainline trains being introduced by the company on the Great Eastern Main Line. Priti was joined at the Valero Lounge in Witham by Greater Anglia’s Managing Director, Jamie Burles and …

Priti Patel MP welcomes proposals for new orthopaedic centre at Colchester Hospital

Category: Local News Published: 18th February 2020 - 4:37 pm

The Witham MP, Priti Patel has welcomed the announcement (18.02.20) that Colchester Hospital has been chosen as the preferred site for a new £30 million elective care centre for patients requiring orthopaedic surgery. The new centre is expected to open in 2024 and will treat all orthopaedic patients from both …

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