Holocaust Memorial Day

3rd February 2017

Witham MP Priti Patel has paid tribute to and remembered the victims of the genocides that have occurred throughout the last century through signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment. By signing the Book, Priti also honoured the incredible survivors of the Holocaust who have shared their personal traumatic experiences in order to educate and increase awareness to people across the globe.

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year in order to commemorate the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, which was a major site of the Nazi’s genocide of Jewish people across Europe. It is important to recognise that Holocaust Memorial Day also commemorates genocides across the world and it is essential that all people have the chance to learn about these devastating periods of history. In light of this, Priti sent Holocaust Memorial Day Activity Packs to all schools within her Witham constituency. These include educational resources, promotional materials and activity booklets in order to ensure that pupils are educated about, remember and honour all victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.

After signing the Book of Commitment, the Rt Hon Priti Patel MP commented:

“Holocaust Memorial Day is an extremely important time for those throughout Witham and across the world to remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides that have occurred. The day fittingly overlaps with the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and this allows all people never to forget the experiences of the minority groups that have endured genocide and persecution in the country they reside in. I encourage all constituents to mark this day and learn from this the importance of fighting against intolerance and prejudice within society.”

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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

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