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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 calls for Government action on unauthorised encampments

Category: Local News Published: 1st August 2018 - 8:44 am

Witham MP Priti Patel has called for the Government to review the law and take action to address unauthorised encampments. In recent days in Witham Town there has been an unauthorised encampment at River Walk and a further unauthorised encampment on the Maltings Estate which following legal action by the …

Priti seeks action on Ambulance winter planning

Category: Local News Published: 27th July 2018 - 4:17 pm

It may be one of the hottest summers on record but Witham MP Priti Patel has been questioning the Government over plans to prepare for forthcoming winter pressures on ambulance services. Last winter saw record levels of demand on NHS services, including the ambulance service in the East of England …

Priti secures DFT action on A12 Widening Scheme delays

Category: Local News Published: 26th July 2018 - 2:57 pm

Witham MP Priti Patel has secured a commitment from the Department for Transport to take action to avoid further delays with delivering the A12 Widening Scheme. The scheme, which would see the A12 widened into a three-lane carriageway, is crucial to improving safety and to supporting economic growth and job …

Priti Patel chairs public meeting on Witham station upgrade

Category: Local News Published: 24th July 2018 - 9:08 am

Witham MP, Priti Patel, chaired a public meeting about the Witham station planning proposals for local residents yesterday evening [Thursday 19 July 2018]. Representatives from Greater Anglia, the planning applicant, were in attendance to listen to the concerns of residents about the planning proposals. At the meeting, concerns about the …

Priti Patel launches Get Witham Reading 2018

Category: Local News Published: 5th July 2018 - 2:41 pm

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has launched her yearly literacy initiative Get Witham Reading today [Thursday 5 July 2018]. Get Witham Reading was established in 2012 to encourage reading and improve literacy levels across the Witham constituency and it is now taking place for the seventh consecutive year. This year’s event …

Witham MP chairs Great Eastern Main Line Rail Taskforce meeting

Category: General News Published: 3rd July 2018 - 8:55 am

Witham MP, Priti Patel, chaired a meeting of the Great Eastern Main Line Taskforce held in Parliament today [Monday 2 July 2018]. The Taskforce was established in 2013 to make the case for investment in the Great Eastern Main Line (GEML) and was successful in influencing the new Greater Anglia …

Priti calls for transport investment and free ports to turbo charge trade

Category: Local News Published: 28th June 2018 - 2:20 pm

Witham MP Priti Patel has called on the Government to invest in better transport links and to introduce free ports to turbo-charge international trade as the UK leaves the EU. The introduction of free ports would support and increase in trade and associated employment and would benefit Essex with the …

Witham MP pressing rail company about train services

Category: General News Published: 27th June 2018 - 4:22 pm

Witham MP, Priti Patel, met with representatives from Greater Anglia on Wednesday [27 June 2018] to raise passenger concerns about rail services and ask Greater Anglia about what steps they are taking to improve their services. Priti met with Jamie Burles, Managing Director at Greater Anglia, and Jonathan Denby, Head …

Priti welcomes Royal Assent for EU Withdrawal Act

Category: General News Published: 27th June 2018 - 1:23 pm

Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed the passage of the legislation to facilitate Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union after it received Royal Assent. The European Union Withdrawal Act repeals the European Communities Act 1972, which is the legal basis for the UK’s membership of the EU. It also transposes …

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