Home Secretary Priti Patel visits Clitheroe to support Police and Crime Commissioner candidate

Home Secretary Priti Patel swept into Clitheroe today as temperatures soared.

By Faiza Afzaal
Friday, 23rd April 2021, 2:01 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd April 2021, 2:02 pm

The Conservative Government's head of law was greeted by Lancashire Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner candidate Andrew Snowden.

Dressed in a navy blue dress paired with a white and blue jacket, Ms Patel, the MP for Witham in Essex, arrived outside the Holmes Mill restaurant in Clitheroe just before 12-30pm, drawing crowds of socially-distanced guests who were sat outside enjoying food and drinks in the glorious sunshine.

The Home Secretary told the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times: "It's a privilege to be here today campaigning to support my colleague (Andrew Snowden) to get him elected here, but I think right now, it's a wonderful environment and good to see people out and about.

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Home Secretary Priti Patel with Andrew Snowden

"We are coming out of this coronavirus pandemic with the roadmap and I can't think of anywhere nicer to be on a day like this."

Mr Snowden commented: "’The Home Secretary’s visit is to highlight the importance of electing a Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner she can work constructively with to make Lancashire safer. I will work directly with Priti and her team to get the continued investment into Lancashire to recruit more police officers and put more police on the beat - as a visible police presence is crucial to making our streets safer."

Ms Patel spoke to members of the press outside the Holmes Mill establishment before enjoying a spot of lunch at the busy venue.

More details about her visit to appear on this website.

Home Secretary Priti Patel spoke about local policing