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Priti welcomes police funding increases

Published on 17th December 2018 Published in General NewsPublished in Local News

Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed an increase in funding for Essex Police announced by the Government. Total resources for Essex Police will rise by nearly £23m from £275.9m to £298.8m, and will include central government grants, funding support to assist with pensions related increases and changes to the precept. …

Statement from The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP on the Vote of Confidence in The Rt Hon Theresa May MP as Conservative Party Leader

Published on 13th December 2018 Published in General News

Witham MP Priti Patel has responded to the vote of confidence in favour of Theresa May continuing as Conservative Party Leader. Priti, who met with the Prime Minister yesterday on the day of the secret ballot [12 December 2018], discussed the future direction of the Party with her and the …

STATEMENT FROM RT HON PRITI PATEL MP

Published on 11th December 2018 Published in General News

Witham MP Priti Patel has responded to a series of news reports and articles which have distorted comments she has made about trade between the UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland. A number of publications had published irresponsible articles which incorrectly claimed that Priti Patel had stated that Ireland should be …

Priti Patel MP hosts discussion on International Trade for Essex Businesses

Published on 6th December 2018 Published in General News

Witham MP, Priti Patel, welcomed the Essex Chambers of Commerce to Parliament on Monday evening to discuss international trade with the Rt. Hon Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade [3 December 2018]. The meeting was well attended by a number of leading businesses from the County of …

Priti concerned over rail fare rises

Published on 3rd December 2018 Published in General NewsPublished in Local News

Witham MP Priti Patel has expressed concerns over the latest announcement on January’s increase in rail fares, which will see season tickets from some commuters in the constituency passing the £6,000 mark. Commuters buying annual tickets from Marks Tey to London with a travelcard will see their fares rise by …

Priti Patel MP announces winner of 2018 Christmas Card Competition

Published on 3rd December 2018 Published in General NewsPublished in Local News

Witham MP, Priti Patel, is delighted to announce that Jasmine Fenwick, aged 8, from St. Andrew’s Junior School in Hatfield Peverel is the winner of her 2018 Witham Constituency Christmas Card Competition. Many local schools participated in this year’s competition and Priti would like to thank all schools that joined …

Priti calls on Council to refuse Drakes Lane application

Published on 3rd December 2018 Published in General NewsPublished in Local News

Local MP Priti Patel has called on Chelmsford City Council’s Planning Committee to refuse a planning application for nine Traveller pitches on a site in Drakes Lane. The site is located next to an industrial estate and isolated from services and facilities, including schools and GP surgeries. Despite the application …

Priti presses PM on EU Court controls

Published on 27th November 2018 Published in General News

Priti presses PM on EU Court controls Witham MP Priti Patel has pressed the Prime Minister to give a date with the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice would end. During a statement in the House of Commons on the Prime Minister signing-off the Withdrawal Agreement and a Political …

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