The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

Member of Parliament for Welwyn Hatfield

Grant Shapps welcomes the Olympic torch to Welwyn Hatfield

On Sunday 8th July Grant Shapps was delighted to welcome the Olympic torch relay in Welwyn Garden City. Grant joined hundreds of children from schools in the area and local people at the University of Hertfordshire for the historic event, with as many 100,000 people turning up to see the torch across Welwyn Hatfield.

Grant said: ‘“The torch event at the University of Hertfordshire was incredibly well organised, as well as being enthusiastically attended. The Hertfordshire Youth Games is now in its 17th year and so it was fantastic to have the final of this year’s event coincide with the Olympic torch arriving at the University. It was a brilliant day that will live on in the memories of everyone present forever.”

The torch relay began on the 9th January at Sudbury Hill, London on January 9, and it will make its final stop at the London ExCel on the 26th July just in time for the Olympics opening ceremony.

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