Low rate of unemployment in Witham

24th January 2018

Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed the release of the latest claimant count unemployment figures. The figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that there are 530 claimants in the Witham constituency, which is over 70% lower than the peak under the last Labour Government. Nationally a record-breaking 32.2 million people are now in employment, which is 415,000 more than last year and over 3 million more than in 2010. Priti said:

“The latest unemployment figures show more people in work than ever before. This is welcome news as it means more people have the security of a regular pay packet to support themselves and their families. Our economy is growing at a steady pace and business have the confidence to keep on creating more jobs.”    

“The continued growth in jobs shows that there is confidence in the UK economy and we are in a strong position to have a successful future outside of the European Union.”


Surgery Dates

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A12/A120 Consultations

Strategic Road Network Consultations

There are two important consultations running at the moment on key strategic road infrastructure improvements - the A12 widening scheme and the upgrading of the A120. Priti has been campaigning to secure new investment in these roads and has welcomed the consultations taking place. Members of the public can review the proposals for the A12 and A120 at the weblinks below, attend consultation events, and respond to the consultation. Feel free to also contact Priti by email to: WithamMP@parliament.uk with your views too.

Widening the A12

Upgrading the A120

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