Embattled Witham MP Priti Patel made her first public appearance after resigning from cabinet at the town’s Remembrance services.

Ms Patel attended the Armistice Day service in Witham on Saturday and the Remembrance Sunday parade the following day.

It came just days after she resigned as international development secretary after a row over a number of unauthorised meetings she held while on holiday in Israel.

Ms Patel met with Israeli officials in 12 meetings.

It was later revealed she had met with Israeli public security minister Gilad Erdan in Parliament on September 7, and foreign ministry official Yuval Rotem in New York on September 18.

Following the Armistice Day service on Saturday Ms Patel told the BBC she had been inundated with support.

She said: “I have been inundated by amazing support. I have been overwhelmed with support from colleagues across the political divide.

“Of course nothing is more humbling than the support I have received from my constituents.

“Second to that of my family, my constituents have been incredible in their warmth and support.

“It gives me the greatest honour to be their member of parliament and represent them.

“I look forward to returning to parliament on Monday where I will continue to be a strong voice for Witham, for Britain, standing up for opportunity, freedom and aspiration.”