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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.

Delayed Rivenhall Footway Improvements Set for Completion in April

Category: General News Published: 20th March 2018 - 10:44 am

Footway improvement works which were a condition of the Forest Road development in Rivenhall are now set to be implemented in April following representations from Witham MP Priti Patel. The improvements to the footpath were part of planning conditions for the development but had yet to be implemented. After Priti …

Dental Directory host visit from Priti Patel MP.

Category: General News Published: 17th March 2018 - 10:47 am

Witham MP Priti Patel was delighted to visit one of Britain’s largest full service dental supplies dealers. The Dental Directory, based on the Freebournes Estate in Witham, supplies 12,000 dental practices and employs over 500 people across the country. Priti, who has previously visited the Dental Directory, said: “I was …

Priti calls for action on weather damaged roads

Category: General News Published: 6th March 2018 - 5:05 pm

Witham MP Priti Patel has written to the Secretary of State for Transport to call for action to be taken to repair the County’s roads. Following the recent bout of severe weather key strategic roads in Essex, including the A12 and A120, have been damaged as well as local roads. …

Priti and Fay Ripley help launch Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal

Category: General News Published: 5th March 2018 - 5:05 pm

Witham MP Priti Patel and Cold Feet actress Fay Ripley have joined forces this March to help Marie Curie provide care and support to more people living with a terminal illness. Priti and long-term Marie Curie supporter Fay were pictured together with Marie Curie Nurses, Victoria Shodeko and Victoria Oluwalogbon, …

Priti reminds residents of cold weather payments

Category: General News Published: 2nd March 2018 - 5:08 pm

Witham MP Priti Patel is reminding residents that they may be eligible for financial support through Cold Weather Payments following the recent poor weather. Recipients of Pension Credit, Income Support, income-based Jobseekers’ Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit may be eligible to receive an extra £25 per …

Priti calls on Chancellor for GEML Rail Investment

Category: General News Published: 27th February 2018 - 5:10 pm

Witham MP and Great Eastern Main Line Rail Taskforce Chair Priti Patel has called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to invest in the region’s rail infrastructure in the House of Commons. During questions to Treasury ministers Priti called on the Government to recognise the economic benefits of investing in …

Priti calls for new road and rail investment

Category: General News Published: 27th February 2018 - 5:10 pm

Witham MP Priti Patel has called for investment in the A12, A120 and Great Eastern Main Line to support economic growth and job creation. Speaking during a debate on transport budgets in the House of Commons, Priti highlighted the billions of pounds of additional value that could be added to …

Priti to Chair Rail Taskforce

Category: General News Published: 26th February 2018 - 5:11 pm

Witham MP Priti Patel has become the Chair of the Great Eastern Main Line Rail Taskforce at a meeting held in Parliament today (26 February 2018). Priti was a founding member of the GEML Rail Taskforce when it was established in 2013 and secured commitments to improve rail services. Priti …

Unemployment remains low in Witham

Category: General News Published: 23rd February 2018 - 5:14 pm

Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed the release of new figures which show that claimant count unemployment in the constituency continues to remain low. Figures released from the Office of National Statistics show that in January 2018 there were 545 claimants, which is 70% lower than the peak under the …

72 Bus Service Withdrawal

Category: General News Published: 13th February 2018 - 5:15 pm

Witham MP, the Rt. Hon. Priti Patel, has led the campaign to reverse the proposed cancellation of the 72 service. Ms Patel was concerned at recent announcement by First Group, who operate the 72 service, that little consideration had been made for those residents who rely on this vital service, …



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