Priti tells Parliament that investment in infrastructure and skills needed for Essex to Level Up
Witham MP Priti Patel has called on the Government to invest in infrastructure and skills to support the Levelling Up agenda in Essex and the East of England. Speaking during a debate in Parliament (31st January), Priti also highlighted the need for the Government to work more effectively across different departments and to ensure that Essex gets its fair share of support, in recognition that some parts of the County suffer from deprivation.
Priti said: “Essex is the county of entrepreneurs and generates wealth and creates jobs for the benefit of the while country. However, our successes can sometimes mask the real challenges that some of our communities face. We have pockets of deprivation in our towns, villages and coastal areas and it is vital that the Government invests Levelling Up funds in our county.”
“Funding to upgrade and improve infrastructure will support more job creation and investing in skills, training and apprenticeship will create new opportunities and foster more aspiration among those who are struggling and feel left behind.”
The full text of Priti’s contributions to the debate is available via on the Hansard website.