General election 2017: Hope for Labour in Welwyn Hatfield?

PUBLISHED: 13:15 04 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:15 04 May 2017

Welwyn Hatfield residents have been revealing how they will vote in next month's general election

Welwyn Hatfield residents have been revealing how they will vote in next month's general election

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Welwyn Hatfield voters overwhelmingly backed Tory candidate Grant Shapps in 2015’s general election, but will he sail to victory again next month?

Theresa May called the surprise snap vote in April, thrusting the political parties into campaign mode.

Officially announced candidates so far include Grant Shapps (Tory), Anawar Miah (Labour) and Nigel Quinton (Lib Dem).

According to an online Welwyn Hatfield Times poll, Labour might be more competitive this time around, with 48 per cent of voters so far claiming they will back the party next month.

The Lib Dems also have reason for optimism with 19 per cent, compared to 27 per cent for the Conservatives and six per cent for Ukip – which currently has no candidate.

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