12th July 2017

Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed the release of figures today [12 July 2017] showing that record numbers of people are now in employment in the UK. The numbers of people in work has now passed 32 million and the employment rate stands at a record 74.9%. The figures released also showed that the unemployment rate was at 4.5%, the lowest since 1975, and in the Witham constituency the claimant count is nearly 70% lower than its peak under Labour.

Priti said:

"Today's record employment figures are good news and show that our economy is strong and businesses continue to create new jobs. Action taken by the Conservative Government to support job creation and enterprise continues to deliver results. I am pleased that more people in Witham are in work with the security of a pay packet."


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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: [email protected] with your views too.

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