Priti regularly writes columns for the Tiptree Tribune as well as occasionaly for the national press.
The House of Commons has returned from the summer recess and it has been a busy week for MPs. Important legislation to implement measures announced in the Budget through the Finance Bill were debated while the legislation to give the British people a referendum on membership of the European Union has now passed through its House of Commons stage.
The House of Commons has stopped sitting until September. As in previous years, the summer recess continues to be a busy and enjoyable time for me in the constituency. With fewer commitments in Westminster it is an opportunity to spend more time with local businesses, community groups and residents.
Parts of my constituency have been severely affected by flooding in the past. Flooding can devastate homes and businesses, which is why it important for preventative measures to be taken to reduce flood risks. In recent years Coggeshall, Feering and Kelvedon have experienced problems with flooding, which has caused concern to residents and businesses.
The NHS provides vital services to my constituents and I am proud that the Government is committed to investing at least £8 billion more into health services on top of the £13 billion added over the last five years. Most people rely on NHS services and whether they are using their local GP or are admitted to hospital expect to be able to access high quality care when they need it.
The Queen’s Speech announced a series of important measures to support jobs, growth and aspiration in our economy. Throughout my constituency, we have an aspirational and entrepreneurial culture which will mean that hard working families and businesses will be better off as our plans in Government are implemented.