Priti Patel, an Indian Origin British MP on 22 November 2013 has been honoured with the prestigious Asian Trader Editor’s Award. She was awarded for her tireless campaigning to support small shops and convenience stores. She was awarded at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in a ceremony held.
Priti has supported the sector by campaigning for tougher punishments for offenders, who commit retail crime, reforms to business rates and cuts to red tape. She has also warned the Government of the impact on small shops of new tobacco controls being proposed by Europe.
About Priti Patel
• Priti Patel was elected as the first Member of Parliament for the Witham Constituency in May 2010.
• She was born in London and educated at a comprehensive school in Watford before studying economics at Keele University and completing her postgraduate studies at the University of Essex.
• At present, she is an elected Member of the Conservative Party Board, the 1922 Committee’s Executive and the Public Administration Select Committee.
• She also chairs the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group and is an active member of the Free Enterprise Group.
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