Hello, my name is Priti Patel, member of parliament for Witham.
I am a campaigning MP who has successfully secured new laws to help victims of crime, tax cuts, support for small businesses and new trade and investment opportunities. I have had an international career in the private sector and while growing up I supported my parents run their small businesses. I am believer in freedom because our political and economic freedoms provide us all with the opportunity and freedom to succeed, no matter who you are or whatever your background.
Working for a better Witham
The Witham constituency is a fantastic place to live and work. It includes some of the most beautiful countryside in Essex as well as great, world leading businesses. The constituency is both urban and rural and includes over 30 parish councils and parts of four local authorities. Since 2010 Priti has been proud to represent this part of Essex and champion the needs of local communities across the whole constituency
Investment in Strategic Roads
Since 2010 Priti has been a longstanding campaigner for investment in the road network. Local roads need investment and upgrading and Priti is in regular contact with Essex County Council to get roads and footpaths repaired and potholes fixed. Priti has also successfully campaigned for new investment in the A12 …READ MORE
Improving Rail Services
Since being elected in 2010 Priti has made the case to Government for long term investment in the Great Eastern Main Line and is lobbying hard for new investment in rail services. Local commuters have had a poor experience for too long and Priti is determined to get this changes …READ MORE
Safer Streets and Help for Victims
Priti believes in a zero-tolerance approach to tackling crime and long prison sentences for serious and persistent offenders. Priti wants us all to live and work in safe communities free from crime and anti-social behaviour and is in regular contact with the police to press them to take action to …READ MORE
Notice of public meeting to discuss Witham Station development (Planning Application 17/02227/FUL).
12th July 2018
Priti Patel launches Get Witham Reading 2018
5th July 2018
Witham MP chairs Great Eastern Main Line Rail Taskforce meeting
3rd July 2018
Priti calls for transport investment and free ports to turbo charge trade
28th June 2018
Witham MP pressing rail company about train services
27th June 2018
Priti welcomes Royal Assent for EU Withdrawal Act
27th June 2018
Speeches & Debates
Priti speaks up on behalf of her constituents and commenting on national issues. Priti asks questions to Government Ministers, makes speeches on important issues and contributes to the work of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, which she is a member of.
As a Member of Parliament, Priti can put questions in writing to Government Ministers with the answers given being published. Priti regularly asks Ministers questions about local and national issues on behalf of her constituents.