Priti Patel says constituents still come first despite new ministerial position

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Priti Patel with David Cameron in Delhi Priti Patel with David Cameron in Delhi

MP Priti Patel says her constituents will still come first despite being promoted into a junior ministerial position in David Cameron’s reshuffle of his front bench.

She was appointed exchequer secretary as part of the Prime Minister’s shake-up of his cabinet ahead of the next general election.

Ms Patel, whose constituency includes Great Totham, Tiptree, Tollesbury, Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Wickham Bishops and Woodham, said: “My constituents come first and I was very vocal about that on the night I was elected.”

She was "thrilled" with the job, which will involve supporting Mr Osborne on economic reform, dealing with regional economic policy, taxation of transport and oil.

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4:39pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

The country comes first, then constituents.

But one assumes both can be done at the same time - that's why she has office staff.
The country comes first, then constituents. But one assumes both can be done at the same time - that's why she has office staff. Jack222
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10:35am Thu 17 Jul 14

Hawthorne says...

Politicians, like nappies, should be changed regularly...and for the same reason.
Politicians, like nappies, should be changed regularly...and for the same reason. Hawthorne
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