THE MP for Tiptree has become a patron of the Langford’s Museum of Power.

The chairman and trustees of the museum, in Hatfield Road, invited Priti Patel for one of her regular catch-up and tour sessions, during which she accepted the new position.

Ms Patel said: “It was a very pleasant surprise and an honour to be invited to become a patron of the Museum of Power.

“I have been a regular visitor and I always do my best to help publicise their activities because I recognise the value of tourist attractions in and around the area as well as in the country, as a whole.”

During her visit, Ms Patel was invited to view the latest exhibits at the museum, including a space and rocket power display, dedicated to the moon landings.

Museum chairman Dick Waylen said: “We were delighted to invite Priti to become one of our patrons as she has been a good friend to the museum, frequently making time to visit us and some of our major events, no matter how busy she is.

“This is our way of saying thank you for the support she has given us.”