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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.


Witham MP backs investment in rail network

Category: General News Published: 20th April 2018 - 9:16 am

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has backed calls for investment in the Great Eastern Main Line (GEML). Network Rail has submitted a business case for £2.5 million to be invested in Anglia’s rail network over a five year period (2019-2024) and as Chair of the GEML Taskforce, Priti has urged the …

Witham MP congratulates local schools competing in rocket competition

Category: General News Published: 19th April 2018 - 10:36 am

Local MP, Priti Patel, has congratulated both Stanway School and Thurstable School on reaching the South East Regional Finals of the UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge. The regional final will take place on Thursday 19 April and the competition requires teams to design, build and launch a rocket, which reaches …

Minister backs Priti’s Witham Health Centre Campaign

Category: General News Published: 17th April 2018 - 3:28 pm

Witham MP Priti Patel has had her campaign for a new multipurpose heath care centre in Witham backed by Health Minister Stephen Barclay MP. Priti was speaking in Parliament during a debate she called today [17 April 2018] on health services in Essex and in his response the Minister joined …

Priti commends Museum of Power in Langford

Category: General News Published: 11th April 2018 - 5:01 pm

Priti Patel MP has visited the exhibits at the Museum of Power based in Langford in the Witham constituency. The museum holds numerous power-related exhibits including steam engines, machinery and examples of power sources. As well as being a tourist attraction, the museum hosts educational visits for schools. Priti said: …

Zero tolerance’ is Priti’s message to the Police at Witham crime summit

Category: General News Published: 11th April 2018 - 5:00 pm

Witham MP Priti Patel has held a crime summit with Essex Police’s District Commander Chief Inspector Craig Carrington, Town Mayor JoAnn Williams and local businesses following the recent wave of crime and anti-social behaviour in the town. In recent weeks there have been a number of reports of burglaries, anti-social …

Priti returns to Drummonds and backs June Open Day

Category: General News Published: 11th April 2018 - 4:57 pm

On Monday 9th April 2018, Witham MP Priti Patel visited residents and staff of Drummonds Care Home in Feering. Drummonds was saved from closure when Priti campaigned against the closure plans put forward by former owners Scope. The home has since been taken over by the Black Swan Group who …

Vaisakhi is one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar

Category: General News Published: 10th April 2018 - 3:05 pm

Vaisakhi is one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar. The auspicious festival is celebration of faith and courage. It is a significant moment as it also commemorates 1699, the year Sikhism was established as a collective faith. Guru Gobind Singh Ji, chose Vaisakhi as the occasion to …

Priti welcomes new Anglia Ruskin Medical School Places

Category: General News Published: 10th April 2018 - 10:46 am

Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed the announcement today that Anglia Ruskin University’s new School of Medicine will receive investment from the Government to support 100 new places. Priti, who had previously written to the Government in support of new facilities and places at the campus in Chelmsford, said: “This …

£69M NHS Investment

Category: General News Published: 10th April 2018 - 10:32 am

Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed the announcement that the Department for Health and Social Care are investing £69 million in funding to support services at Colchester Hospital and Ipswich Hospital as part of their merger into a single Trust. The funding to be delivered as part of a national …

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