The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

MP for Welwyn Hatfield & Minister of State for International Development

After seven long years, the fight against the proposed incinerator at New Barnfield is over. Veolia, the company behind the unwanted incinerator, has today announced that it will not be launching a further legal challenge to the Secretary of State Greg Clark MP’s decision to reject the incinerator. After learning of the news Grant said, […]

Summer holiday fun for local children

Local MP Grant Shapps recently dropped in to show his support for the Herts International Church’s first free Summer Programme. The four-day event took place last week, offering 500 children aged 4 to 16 the chance to get involved with over 15 different outdoor and indoor sports, participate in art workshops and learn about animals […]

Shapps Criticises Local Health Boss’ Bed Pledge Failure

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has today hit out at local NHS bosses over their failure to stick to their pledge to provide care beds at the New QEII site. The MP has been campaigning for health chiefs to deliver on their promise to provide beds at the QE2 site and has become increasingly frustrated […]

Welwyn Hatfield Local Hero crowned in ceremony at Houses of Parliament

The winners of this year’s Welwyn Hatfield Local Hero competition have been recognised with an evening at the Houses of Parliament. The competition was launched earlier this year by Grant Shapps MP together with the Welwyn Hatfield Times as a way of publically recognising some of the unsung heroes who selflessly contribute to make such […]

BBC apologises over false Shapps Wikipedia allegations made by LibDems

On the 14th June Grant Shapps MP made a formal complaint to the Director of News and Current Affairs at the BBC about the lack of reporting following the outcome of a Wikipedia ‘high court‘ investigation into a false allegation made by a LibDem activist and employee of the charity behind Wikipedia – during the […]

Conservatives helping people in Welwyn Hatfield onto housing ladder

Local MP Grant Shapps has welcomed new figures showing that Help to Buy, the Conservative scheme to help people access an affordable mortgage with a small deposit, has helped 171 families to buy their own home in Welwyn Hatfield. Across the country, Help to Buy has now enabled over 100,000 families to buy their own […]

Shapps joins Isabel Hospice for a cuppa

Isabel Hospice has launched their care4acuppa fundraising tea party campaign with an Alice in Wonderland promotion day at the Dutch Nursery in Hatfield. Isabel Hospice is a charity based in Welwyn Garden City which provides specialist end-of-life care, free of charge, to the people of mid and eastern Hertfordshire. The idea behind the care4acuppa campaign […]

Shapps backs campaign to keep beauty spot open

Welwyn Hatfield Member of Parliament Grant Shapps has written to Hertfordshire County Council to show his support to keep Bunchleys Pond, a popular local beauty spot open to the public. The campaign run by Bishops Rise resident Mark Lampert is prove that Bunchleys Pond has been habitually used by local people ‘as of right’. Officially […]

Wikipedia story and the resulting BBC coverage

On 21st April 2015 an accusation was incorrectly made by a single Wikipedia Administrator working in conjunction with the Guardian newspaper. A front page story (also front page of The Mirror) wrongly claimed that Grant Shapps had edited both his own and other Ministers’ Wikipedia pages. The BBC picked up the story on both radio […]

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