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

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

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