Unemployment remains low in Witham

23rd February 2018

Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed the release of new figures which show that claimant count unemployment in the constituency continues to remain low. Figures released from the Office of National Statistics show that in January 2018 there were 545 claimants, which is 70% lower than the peak under the last Labour Government. Priti said:

“This part of Essex continues to see high levels of job creation and low unemployment. Since 2010 more local people are finding employment and families are benefiting from the security of a regular income.”

“Local businesses are fantastic at creating jobs, apprenticeships and new employment opportunities. The fact that unemployment has fallen considerably since the dark days of the last Labour Government shows that our country is in a strong position to secure more success in the future as Britain leaves the European Union.”


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.

Widening the A12

Upgrading the A120

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