The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

MP for Welwyn Hatfield & Minister of State for International Development

Local Member of Parliament Grant Shapps has been appointed as Minister of State at the Department for International Development in the Government reshuffle. Grant, who was re-elected as MP for Welwyn Hatfield in last week’s general election, had previously been the Chairman of the Conservative Party since September 2012 where he played a key role […]

Shapps thanks Welwyn Hatfield voters on his re-election

Grant Shapps was re-elected as Welwyn Hatfield’s Member of Parliament in the General Election Thursday receiving 25,281 votes, giving him a convincing majority of 12,153. Mr Shapps said: “There’s never been anything I’ve enjoyed more than representing Welwyn Hatfield. I am absolutely thrilled and honoured.” The Welwyn Hatfield declaration, which took place at Roller City […]

Shapps meets local sixth formers ahead of their first election

The Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Welwyn Hatfield Grant Shapps has dropped by local school Onslow St Audrey’s School for a Question and Answer session and to speak to the Sixth formers about the upcoming General Election. At the visit Grant was asked about a number of different issues varying from local questions on the New […]

Unemployment HALVED in Welwyn Hatfield under the Conservatives.

The Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Grant Shapps has welcomed new figures showing 1,026 fewer people in Welwyn Hatfield claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance / Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit compared to 2010 – an incredible 52% per cent drop. This means more people in work, with the security of a good job and a regular pay packet so […]

Parliamentary Candidate cuts first turf on new Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School Build

On Friday 27th March, The Rt Hon Grant Shapps met with pupils and staff of Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School (BHGS) to cut the first turf on a new development as part of the Government’s Priority Schools Building Programme. BHGS is amongst the first in the UK to be rebuilt under this progressive scheme. Headteacher Ms […]

Welwyn Hatfield Conservatives donates over £4,000 to Isabel Hospice

Local Conservatives have donated £4,100 to Isabel Hospice in Welwyn Garden City. The money was raised through the Christmas Market in November held at Hatfield House which the Conservatives run every year. In a tradition that dates back more than 30 years, the Conservatives donate half the proceeds of the Christmas Market to Isabel Hospice. […]

Shapps congratulates winning 6th Form debaters

On a recent visit to Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School, Welwyn Hatfield Member of Parliament Grant Shapps congratulated the Bishop’s Hatfield’s debating team on their recent victory in the Rotary Youth Speaks District competition arguing the motion “Is knowledge power”. At the visit, Grant was also put through his paces in a Question and Answer session […]

Chancellor announces new air ambulance for Hertfordshire

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne MP has announced in his Budget that the Government would give a grant to the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) in order to buy a new aircraft. £10 million will be given to air ambulances up and down the country as part of the £75 million […]

Shapps welcomes 797 bus replacement

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has welcomed the news that the University of Hertfordshire’s bus company UNO will take over the running of the 797 service. The route which currently runs between Stevenage and London Victoria through Hatfield had, until recently, been run by Arriva Greenline until they announced the axing of the service. UNO’s […]

Local MP Grant Shapps visits Stanborough School for lively debate

A regular fixture in Grant’s diary is going to the local Secondary schools to talk about Politics and the Community that we live in. On Friday, Grant was invited to take part in a question and answer session at Stanborough School organised by head Prefect Rhys. The first half an hour was to A Level […]

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