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Witham MP holds Greater Anglia and Network Rail to account over rail disruption

Category: General News Published: 15th June 2018 - 11:13 am

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has held Greater Anglia and Network Rail to account over the disruption experienced by passengers at London Liverpool Street this week. Owing to a crack in a bespoke piece of track outside London Liverpool Street, Greater Anglia has been unable to run any services in and …

Priti Patel to launch Get Witham Reading 2018

Category: General News Published: 7th June 2018 - 3:26 pm

Witham MP, Priti Patel, will launch her yearly literacy initiative Get Witham Reading in schools on Thursday 5th July 2018 to celebrate and promote reading amongst schoolchildren. First launched in 2012, Get Witham Reading is celebrating its seventh year by bringing together over a hundred schoolchildren and their parents and …

Priti supports Drummonds open day

Category: General News Published: 7th June 2018 - 3:22 pm

Witham MP Priti Patel has supported the Drummonds care home in Feering at their open day. Priti, who campaigned to save the home for adults with disabilities when it was under the threat of closure, baked cakes for the open day and met residents and staff. Priti said: “Drummonds is …

Witham MP chairs meeting for Essex businesses on International Trade

Category: General News Published: 6th June 2018 - 10:58 am

Witham MP, Priti Patel, chaired a meeting of the Essex Chambers of Commerce International Trade Forum on Monday evening [4 June 2018] with guest speaker Greg Hands MP, the Minister of State for Trade Policy. The meeting was well attended by a number of Essex businesses and the Minister provided …

Priti opens Tolleshunt D’Arcy summer fete

Category: Local News Published: 6th June 2018 - 10:53 am

Witham MP Priti Patel has opened the annual Tolleshunt D’Arcy Village fete. The fete, which took place at the Recreation Ground, had stalls, community groups including the Royal British Legion and activities. Priti said: “I was delighted to open the wonderful annual fete in Tolleshunt D’Arcy. The community in the …

Support for Police Base in Witham at Public Meeting

Category: Local News Published: 4th June 2018 - 7:59 am

Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed the support expressed for a police base in Witham during a public meeting in Witham Public Hall [31 May 2018] and a commitment given by the Police to look at establishing one. The meeting, which was attended by over 100 local residents and chaired …

Priti Patel chairs public rail meeting for local commuters

Category: General News Published: 1st June 2018 - 9:00 am

Witham MP, Priti Patel and Chair of the Great Eastern Mainline Taskforce chaired a rail meeting for local commuters with Greater Anglia and Network Rail on Wednesday evening in Witham [30 May 2018]. At the meeting, representatives from Greater Anglia and Network Rail addressed concerns from passengers about engineering works, …

Priti Patel raises social mobility in Commons

Category: General News Published: 22nd May 2018 - 8:57 am

Witham MP Priti Patel has highlighted the role that recruitment agencies play in helping to improve social mobility by supporting people into employment. Speaking during questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Priti called on the Government to work with agencies like Witham-based Prime Appointments to lift …

Priti tours Braxted Park

Category: Local News Published: 21st May 2018 - 8:41 am

Witham MP Priti Patel has toured Braxted Park in Great Braxted with the managing director Duncan Clark. The award winning estate is based in historic grounds dating back nearly seven centuries and currently hosts a cookery school, golf course and provides conferencing and hospitality facilities. Priti discussed with Mr Cark …

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