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Priti meets with Nigel Huddleston the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to discuss tax reforms, the impact of IR35 on self employment and to make the case for the reintroduction of tax-free shopping. 

Local MP Priti Patel, visited Prime Appointments in Witham to meet with Managing Director Robyn Holmes to discuss a range of local issues, including the work they do to help and support people into employment locally. Priti and Robyn discussed some of the ongoing issues relating to right to work …

Witham MP Priti Patel, met with Leyla Hannbeck, the CEO of the Independent Pharmacy Association and many community pharmacists from across the UK to support the Fight4Pharmacies campaign. During the meeting Priti spoke to pharmacists about the importance of their work in supporting the NHS and GPs, and called on …

Essex County Council has recently consulted on 52 potential candidate sites across the County for new quarrying activities as part of their review of their 2014 Minerals Local Plan. 20 of those sites fall within the Witham constituency and the proposals may affect you. This part of Essex already has …

The National Grid are currently consulting on plans to impose around 100 miles of new overhead power lines and more than 500 large steel framed pylons in East Anglia between Norwich and Tilbury, including through this part of Essex. This consultation is taking place prior to a planning application being …

Avenue Road in Witham is one of the first local roads to have been resurfaced from the Government’s reallocation of public money from the HS2 project. Essex County Council has received approximately £121m of this HS2 money to cover the period between 2023/24 and 2033/34. Priti said: “I am pressing …

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

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Essex local quarries plan

Essex County Council has recently consulted on 52 potential candidate sites across the County for new quarrying activities as part of their review of their 2014 Minerals Local Plan. 20 of those sites fall within the Witham constituency. This part of Essex already has a high number of quarrying sites, …

Defending Rural Essex

Priti is proud to support farmers, producers and rural communities in Essex. She’s working with the police to tackle rural crime, campaigning to safeguard agricultural land and promoting more sales and exports of local produce.

Supporting local charities

Priti supports a number of local charities and good causes in the constituency, including Farleigh Hospice, the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity and the Royal British Legion.

Opposing National Grid’s pylon plans

Priti has been campaigning against the National Grid’s plans for over 100 miles of new pylons and overhead power lines in East Anglia and calling for the development of an offshore grid as an alternative.

NO to Wethersfield

Priti is opposing the use of accomodation at the former air force base at Wethersfield by the Home Office for asylum seekers. The rural site, located in the Braintree district, is being used to accommodate hundreds of asylum seekers who have entered the UK illegally while their claims are processed. …

Backing local healthcare services

Priti continues to campaign to secure improvements and new investment in local health, social care, and mental health services. She regularly meets local doctors, nurses, and paramedics, has successfully campaigned for more GPs to be trained locally at Anglia Ruskin University, and has frequent discussions with Government Ministers about the …

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