Ben Backhouse last night attended a dinner at the Houses of Parliament organised by Essex Chambers of Commerce, sponsored by Essex and Suffolk Water and hosted by Priti Patel, MP for Witham.  Backhouse Solicitors is a long-standing member of the Essex Chambers and Ben sits on the Chelmsford and Mid-Essex committee.

Commenting on the dinner, Ben said:

“I was very pleased to attend the dinner and support the Essex Chambers.  Never having been to the Palace of Westminster before, the surroundings provided a great sense of occasion and the food and company were both excellent.  Priti Patel gave a very interesting speech – as a new MP in 2010 she has found her feet quickly and is clearly very focused on the issues she feels are important.  I predict that she is one to watch over the course of this parliament.”

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