April/May 2019

Update from Priti Patel MP

Priti Patel MP was elected on a platform of delivering Brexit and she has continued to respect her mandate by standing up for Britain and for honouring the result of the 2016 referendum. She has consistently voted against any proposals that would water down Brexit, including the Withdrawal Agreement, which was not Brexit at all. She continues to actively campaign for Brexit through speeches, articles and media appearances,

In recent weeks Priti has been working locally on a number of key issues across the Witham constituency, including planning, infrastructure, social services and the campaign to save our libraries. She continues to work with local schools on all matters relating to education and is working with local schools in advance of the launch of her annual Get Witham Reading campaign, which is in its eighth year.

National Media

Priti Patel & Iain Duncan Smith on the Conservative Leadership Campaign – Sunday Telegraph 2nd June 2019

Let’s break the chain of broken promises on Brexit – Priti Patel in the Sun on Sunday

It’s time to make the Conservative Party Conservative Again – Priti Patel in the Daily Telegraph 29th May 2019

Priti Patel interview in the Sunday Telegraph 26th May 2019

The politicians have failed the public - Priti Patel in the Sunday Express – Sunday Express 26th May 2019

European Elections --- worst result ever for Tories by Priti Patel – Sunday Express 26th May 2019

Priti Patel - Theresa May must deliver the Brexit we voted for or Jeremy Corbyn will sweep into No10, this time for good – The Sun 6th May 2019

If we don’t radically change course on Brexit, the party I love will not survive - Priti Patel in the Daily Telegraph 22nd May 2019

Parliamentary activity and speeches

Priti co-hosts Parliamentary meeting with Minister for Apprenticeship and Skills - 21st May 2019

Priti Patel hosts Parliamentary meeting with International Trade Minister – 13th May 2019

Major speech by Priti Patel MP at free market road show ‘Europe at the crossroads’ – London 9th May 2019

Parliamentary speech - Priti Patel’s calls for new investment in Witham health services during health debate in the House of Commons – 7th May 2019

Witham MP takes part in Parliamentary debate on the nuclear deterrent – 10th April 2019



Priti Patel co-hosts key stakeholder meeting on planning for the A120 update -31st May 2019

Priti Patel welcomes new fast train services from Norwich and Ipswich – 20th May 2019
Norwich in 90 service is welcomed at Liverpool Street
Priti hammers ‘rotten’ Colchester Council for A12 delays

Witham MP disappointed at DFT decision not to award funding to Marks Tey – 26th April 2019


Witham MP slams unsafe and unsustainable new homes plan for Tollesbury – 31st May 2019

Priti Patel delighted by refusal of planning applications for Rivenhall Incinerator – 26th April 2019

Local MP continues her opposition to the River View development and lodges a formal complaint with Braintree District Council – 18th April 2019

Social Services

The Witham MP meets the people who care for the carers

Priti visits Community Dental practice with a focus on children and the vulnerable

Working Group gets to work on plans for Witham Health Centre – 10th May 2019

Save our libraries

Priti met with members of the Coggeshall Library Working Group to discuss plans to save the village’s library from the risk of closure

Priti went to meet the Kelvedon St Mary’s Primary Academy School Council to support their campaign to keep Kelvedon Library open
PP visit to Kelvedon St Mary's Primary Academy
Priti Patel meets campaigners trying to save Wickham Bishops Library – 11th April 2019

Elsewhere in the constituency

Priti catches up with Dr Andrew Impey, CEO of Essex Wildlife Trust, to talk about conservation and the new Environment Bill

Priti Patel meets Chief Superintendent Andy Mariner, the new man in charge of policing Witham.

Priti leads the assembly at Silver End Academy – 23rd May 2019
Priti Patel MP with pupils at the Silver End Academy
Witham MP launches her annual reading campaign – 13th May 2019

Priti Patel opens new beauty salon in Chelmsford – 22nd April 2019
Priti Patel MP cutting the ribbon to declare the Luxe Studio open
MP visits new housing development in Stanway – 11th April 2019

The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP
Member of Parliament for Witham
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