Election results: Welwyn Hatfield
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Shadow Housing Minister and former BBYO leader Grant Shapps has held Welwyn Hatfield for the Conservatives.
He has a strong majority of 17,423, ahead of his closest rival, Labour’s Mike Hobday. He increased his majority with a 11.1% swing.
Mr Shapps, who has represented the constituency since 2005, is likely to be a front bench minister if David Cameron becomes Prime Minister.
A close colleague of Mr Cameron’s, Mr Shapps is a former vice chairman of the Conservative Party with responsibility for campaigning.