Witham MP Priti Patel was credited by Chancellor George Osborne for a measure to double to £10,000 for tax free loans for commuters' season tickets.
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Blustery winds, with gales in places, through the evening and into the night, with further showers blowing through.
Farmers in the region are warning food prices could rise because of last month's dry weather and a new European ban on certain pesticides.
The Environment Agency has issued a number of flood warning for coastal areas and tidal rivers in the Anglia region.