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Priti commends Museum of Power in Langford

Published on 11th April 2018 Published in General News

Priti Patel MP has visited the exhibits at the Museum of Power based in Langford in the Witham constituency. The museum holds numerous power-related exhibits including steam engines, machinery and examples of power sources. As well as being a tourist attraction, the museum hosts educational visits for schools. Priti said: …

Zero tolerance’ is Priti’s message to the Police at Witham crime summit

Published on 11th April 2018 Published in General News

Witham MP Priti Patel has held a crime summit with Essex Police’s District Commander Chief Inspector Craig Carrington, Town Mayor JoAnn Williams and local businesses following the recent wave of crime and anti-social behaviour in the town. In recent weeks there have been a number of reports of burglaries, anti-social …

Vaisakhi is one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar

Published on 10th April 2018 Published in General News

Vaisakhi is one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar. The auspicious festival is celebration of faith and courage. It is a significant moment as it also commemorates 1699, the year Sikhism was established as a collective faith. Guru Gobind Singh Ji, chose Vaisakhi as the occasion to …

Priti welcomes new Anglia Ruskin Medical School Places

Category: General News Published: 10th April 2018 - 10:46 am

Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed the announcement today that Anglia Ruskin University’s new School of Medicine will receive investment from the Government to support 100 new places. Priti, who had previously written to the Government in support of new facilities and places at the campus in Chelmsford, said: “This …

£69M NHS Investment

Published on 10th April 2018 Published in General News

Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed the announcement that the Department for Health and Social Care are investing £69 million in funding to support services at Colchester Hospital and Ipswich Hospital as part of their merger into a single Trust. The funding to be delivered as part of a national …

Priti calls for action on supply teaching costs

Category: General News Published: 10th April 2018 - 10:28 am

Witham MP Priti Patel has called on the Government to take action to reduce the costs to schools of supply and agency teachers. Priti raised the matter with the Secretary of State for Education in the House of Commons after local head teachers raised concerns with her about these costs. …

Get Witham Reading 2018

Published on 6th April 2018 Published in General News

On Thursday 5 July 2018, local MP Priti Patel will launch her yearly literacy initiative – Get Witham Reading – in schools to celebrate and promote reading achievements by students and young people in the Witham constituency. First launched in 2012, Get Witham Reading is commemorating its sixth anniversary by bringing together over …

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