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Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP @grantshapps Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Welwyn Hatfield MP and Secretary of State for Transport

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Joined Twitter 3/8/08


Happy 72nd birthday to the #NHS. Thank you to our #PublicTransport workers for keeping the network going to support… https://t.co/CvDDMpGbvE
7/5
2020
Air Bridges (international travel corridors) will allow travel to England without 14-day quarantine from 10 July fr… https://t.co/3GJzExmYlpGreat to hear that Campus West Library in WGC is one of the first in Herts due to offer its new collection service.… https://t.co/T5rR6HQezwI'll be publishing a list of 'Air Bridge' countries today in time for summer holidays - removing the need to quaran… https://t.co/2t6j36RuYm
7/3
2020
Well done to WGC based Lee Downes as his app Dad AF continues to go from strength-to-strength. Dad AF is a digital… https://t.co/J08zMD2fyQTo cut road delays & jams 🚗 🚲 🚶🏻‍♂️ just as the country starts to get moving again, Street Manager has gone live to… https://t.co/751WnGYkyi
7/2
2020
As the country cautiously moves out of lockdown, it's good to see @NationalExpress resuming coach services 🚍 by dep… https://t.co/C5ujkMIuxW
7/1
2020
Excellent news that the WGC and Hatfield town centre @IsabelHospice shops are re-opening today - they will not be a… https://t.co/JBwPq8B6sHI've received a further 50 bids from MPs to reopen lines & stations axed by the #Beeching cuts which isolated thous… https://t.co/Sg5l48wW2W
6/30
2020
My Statement to Parliament on exempting passengers from self-isolation requirements in certain circumstances (i.e.… https://t.co/vQroGA392FAs restrictions are relaxed and non-essential services and shops reopen, our priority is to make sure everyone is k… https://t.co/jaHg3uAAWKLatest government guidance on walking 🚶 cycling 🚴 and travelling in vehicles 🚗 or on public transport 🚍🚆🚎during the… https://t.co/ibxfVVa8QVThe last time Horden had a station the Beatles were topping the charts'. Our New Stations Fund is providing thousa… https://t.co/npnNbClzba
6/29
2020
Rail & Bus services will be back to approx. 85% of pre-Covid-19 levels next week, as more sectors re-open. However,… https://t.co/DQtQxrGFTSI'm delighted to announce driving lessons & tests will RESTART from the 4th July. More info 👇 https://t.co/H0MkZTD1pr
6/25
2020
These proposed upgrades to the M60 Simister Island will put an end to confusion, reduce delays and boost communitie… https://t.co/d6C2yqpuBaToday I’m announcing £350m to deliver real-time digital signalling on part of the East Coast Main Line 🚆. New tech… https://t.co/48WRA5o3kC
6/22
2020
Brilliant to see cycling levels increase by around 70% compared to early March 🚴🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️. And really keen to ensure… https://t.co/X5F8Yp5V38
6/18
2020
News of 25 brilliant @innovateuk tech projects I’m announcing & funding today to support better passenger journeys.… https://t.co/ARCwuimMe5
6/17
2020
This is another important step on our #RoadtoZero. We want it to be as easy as possible to make cleaner transport c… https://t.co/DKqE7q7BIdWelcome @BorisJohnson's new Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. I was a joint @ForeignOffice & @DFID_UK Min… https://t.co/XjSWiQiO1w
6/16
2020
MAG strongly welcomes the new Jet Zero Council as a vital part of reaching net zero carbon for aviation by 2050. We… https://t.co/kiw6B1e3QW
Retweeted by Rt Hon Grant Shapps MPREMINDER! This morning make sure you remember your face covering if you're using public transport for your morning… https://t.co/gvfUv5h7J7
6/15
2020
Today I announced our ambition to see a ZERO carbon transatlantic jet liner within our generation. At a challenging… https://t.co/qOVSgQChYhAs the UK continues to defeat #CoronaVirus, work continues on #RestoringYourRailway Fund to reconnect left-behind c… https://t.co/SQeWlCadLD
6/12
2020
If you are passing through Heathrow to complete essential travel, please follow our advice: ✅ Visit… https://t.co/Tg6Gc9IAdS
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6/11
2020
This #BikeWeekUK is a great time to #GetPedalling 🚲 Cycling is: ❤️healthier 🌳greener 😃and a more enjoyable way to… https://t.co/a4wz8ThDyq
6/8
2020
Including £25,000 for the excellent Herts Young Homeless Group based in Welwyn Hatfield 🏠 https://t.co/jQWLIMEj2h
6/7
2020
I've announced that it will be mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport from Monday June 15th, given th… https://t.co/m8cAtJeLrF
6/4
2020
Some good news! Now that #Covid19 restrictions have eased, car showrooms are once again open for business & we're m… https://t.co/nSqJpY5kJy
6/1
2020
@Govtandpolitics Not mine. Pic from last year when we promoted its extension to those with hidden disabilitiesThe UK’s Blue Badge scheme celebrates 50 yrs today. A lifeline for so many, we extended the criteria to hidden disa… https://t.co/7zJ8Gl3bsQ
5/29
2020
84% of Drive-Thru #Covid_19 test results are now being received within 24 hours.
5/27
2020
Drivers say they're ready to walk & cycle more according to an @TheAA_UK poll. We've pledged £2bn to create a new e… https://t.co/R5ZNKn5GJ8
5/25
2020
The UK will come out of this crisis fighting. Yesterday I announced: 🚘 £1 billion A66 Trans-Pennine dual carriagew… https://t.co/newPfWE6j7
5/24
2020
But as we build out of #COVID19 & look ahead, I’m also announcing the preferred route for the £1bn A66 Transpennine… https://t.co/bRDuPlmsqrToday I’m pleased to announce more funding to increase bus & light rail services 🚌 🚈 to help those who need to trav… https://t.co/2pP5Zjiok7
5/23
2020
Channel your inner Warren Gatland and help Hatfield Rotary Club raise funds for local charities with their Rugby Ch… https://t.co/dSiORHKKDt
5/21
2020
Fantastic to hear that, in spite of @raceforlife and other events being cancelled, determined fundraisers are takin… https://t.co/rqqZvRkfUQ
5/20
2020
Amazing local volunteers have set up "Potters Bar Radio" - a music and news channel aimed at combatting the isolati… https://t.co/OezihRx5Rt
5/19
2020
PLEASE NOTE from Monday 18th May: Important new ticket reservation systems on @LNER and @AvantiWestCoast to help pa… https://t.co/mNppatA9To
5/17
2020
Follow a group of hard working truckers as they keep the UK moving, fed and safe. Regardless of #COVID19, the men a… https://t.co/gd5Z01MnUY
Retweeted by Rt Hon Grant Shapps MPWe have agreed funding for @TfL to keep vital public transport running in London & return it to full capacity. We s… https://t.co/FkCKe5piakWe're working with transport operators to provide passengers with... ⚠️ Clear signs and advice 🔊 Regular updates… https://t.co/i2dtB86l15
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5/15
2020
If you cannot work from home and have no alternative to public transport, avoid rush hour if possible. Find out mo… https://t.co/qAAVf9vw4n
Retweeted by Rt Hon Grant Shapps MPAs part of the @BorisJohnson road map for the next phase of the pandemic, our guidance for passengers and operators… https://t.co/SwYRAURvWj
5/12
2020
NEW GUIDANCE: Consider wearing a face-covering where social distancing isn’t possible at every moment, e.g. on publ… https://t.co/bsvdNFep7GReally sorry to hear about the terrible fire @IsabelHospice. Fortunately no one was hurt but as they’re currently u… https://t.co/uwG9EwW7f8
5/11
2020
Speaking this evening the PM was clear – if you're going back to work in a job that cannot be done from home, pleas… https://t.co/lIG007OGW3Britain – let’s #GetPedalling 🚴🏽‍♂‍ 👍 People are #cycling and #walking more than ever, so we’re investing £2bn to… https://t.co/DYdjLH5zSS
Retweeted by Rt Hon Grant Shapps MPWe’re making an extra £10m available for local authorities to improve on-street residential charge points, to encou… https://t.co/g34Y03gJNh
Retweeted by Rt Hon Grant Shapps MPWe are working with the tech sector to see how technology could be used to… 🚆 Help commuters stagger their journey… https://t.co/TT9jQ7435p
Retweeted by Rt Hon Grant Shapps MPWe’ve fast-tracked laws to legalise trials of rental e-scooters across the country 🛴  These will help to encourag… https://t.co/Mkjf9HgO9a
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5/10
2020
To maintain social distancing on Public transport we'll need more cycling & walking. Pop-up bike lanes, wider pavem… https://t.co/Tj2FW1gtLLSpot on! https://t.co/o2jIr0YgUV
5/9
2020
#VEDay is a landmark in British history. It’s an honour to have commissioned the UK's first skytyping display to th… https://t.co/f5pKBQwTRNReally poignant to chat by phone to 95-year-old Mervyn Kersh, D-Day & WW2 hero, about #VEDay75. We owe everything t… https://t.co/UbgxSOdQRd
5/8
2020
Join the Transport family and our #TransportHeroes tonight at 8pm to say thanks to @NHSuk and critical workers ever… https://t.co/JMxy4ujzug
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5/7
2020
Since I announced plans for drones to support our #NHS we've worked with @UK_CAA & industry to fast-track… https://t.co/H3OcuB06jn
5/6
2020
Writing in today’s Scottish Daily Mail, Scottish Secretary Alister Jack sets out the importance of leaving lockdown… https://t.co/gSIT3KFJeT
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5/5
2020
On tomorrow’s @RidgeOnSunday... 🚌 Transport Sec @grantshapps 🌹 Shadow Home Sec @NickTorfaen 🏫 Ofsted’s… https://t.co/Mko13wErG4
Retweeted by Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP#marr this Sunday Transport Secretary @grantshapps @WHO #Covid19 Lead @mvankerkhove First Minister of Wales… https://t.co/Fm2b0tI0Id
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5/2
2020
Update for local residents: https://t.co/0930mcw2PTThe perfect birthday salute to an extraordinary gentleman! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Captain Tom 🎉 https://t.co/0OvmiApmFs
4/30
2020
Many congratulations to @BorisJohnson and @carriesymonds on the birth of your new baby boy 👶. Wonderful to have suc… https://t.co/1WmWdZAPDV
4/29
2020
Despite this journalist being carefully briefed that an official RAF fly-past is organised for amazing Capt Tom Moo… https://t.co/501dHwXduVUnfortunately this story is completely misleading as will become apparent on Thursday https://t.co/wRhzhFeEEK The… https://t.co/4GDavqiK9j
4/28
2020
Good news that all essential workers - including those involved in transport and logistics - are now eligible for t… https://t.co/CAaucjqTYV
4/24
2020
I'd like to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone at @QueenswoodSch in my constituency for working through Easter t… https://t.co/AqdzQAZm0uMore than 19,000 Brits 🇬🇧 have been returned home from cruise ships 🚢 across the globe. Thanks to both the mariti… https://t.co/aV3ILumTHm
4/23
2020
Over 2,000 local people have joined the Communities 1st 'Compassionate Community Connectors' program - if you need… https://t.co/BfisUDJhcV
4/22
2020
Every day our hauliers deliver lifesaving medicines & keep shelves stocked across the country during #Covid_19. To… https://t.co/n3KVhcZYQA
4/18
2020
I’m temporarily relaxing requirements to make it easier for bus and lorry drivers to renew their licence – ensuring… https://t.co/cwRYqSH3M8Join us tonight at 8pm as we stand with our #TransportHeroes to thank @NHSuk and critical workers everywhere.… https://t.co/Ysfo5ERH7M
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4/17
2020
Today I joined @NP_Partnership and @britishchambers to hear from local business. Thank you to businesses across the… https://t.co/KFfhzZpqrs
4/16
2020
Part of the extraordinary national #COVIDー19 response as colleagues from @NetworkRail 🚆 join in to quickly construc… https://t.co/oqwu0fXAq5
4/11
2020
Great news that @BorisJohnson is now out of intensive care. But #coronavirus does not discriminate - so with the fo… https://t.co/IAInTb4yb0
4/9
2020
There's been concern about a potential rise in domestic abuse during #lockdown so I welcome train operating compani… https://t.co/x0chUzImojAirlines continue to provide a valuable service bringing UK citizens home, plus transporting vital medical supplies… https://t.co/Q2nXUDGjPf
4/8
2020
Following a Cabinet briefing by @marksedwill this evening on the PM moving to intensive care, I join with the whole… https://t.co/2uCtcbaw2cWishing our Prime Minister @BorisJohnson a very speedy recovery!
4/6
2020
Please don't let TODAY'S sunny weather 🌞 tempt you. #COVID19 is completely silent to pass on, yet it killed 700 in… https://t.co/H2ofTzS3ub
4/5
2020
With warm weather this weekend people may feel tempted to head out more, but as the PM has said: PLEASE stick to go… https://t.co/nt2kHcGFTxWe’re supporting bus services with nearly £400m to protect key routes for those who still rely on the bus, includin… https://t.co/5UG6973mdx
4/3
2020
Join us at 8pm this evening as we clap to show our thanks to everyone, including #TransportHeroes who are helping c… https://t.co/mTuwIOQclB
Retweeted by Rt Hon Grant Shapps MPThanks to the @AA for offering free breakdown service support for all NHS staff 👍. This will help crucial frontline… https://t.co/GpJRLUDYjo
4/2
2020
Concerning to see there's actually been an INCREASE in the use of motor vehicles across the country over the past d… https://t.co/uUuNk9rdSw
4/1
2020
@robercs06 I'll be monitoring their response carefully so will follow up if there's a continued problem!Given the exceptional circumstances I've arranged for refunds on ADVANCED TRAIN 🚃 TICKETS purchased, as well as SEA… https://t.co/LDYldRwAWhLatest public transport data shows UK joining together to #StayHomeSaveLives. Rail journeys 85% lower⬇️this week (a… https://t.co/WAh3tqmcsb
3/29
2020
We want to thank all the #FoodHeroes who have been feeding the nation 👏 Share to show your thanks! #coronavirushttps://t.co/AlcjrSXclc
Retweeted by Rt Hon Grant Shapps MPI want to thank vital frontline rail staff who're helping passengers & keeping key services running. Very grateful… https://t.co/695EOoh4Z9
3/28
2020
In these extraordinary times, hauliers must be able to access roadside facilities to continue transporting essentia… https://t.co/Ul9uPNJbPDThe Environment Secretary, George Eustice, has written an open letter to pay tribute to all those who are working a… https://t.co/QB8l3Qk5gg
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3/26
2020
We’ve agreed additional free parking for all NHS & Social Care staff to help make it easier to continue lifesaving … https://t.co/ahTEWp99kYGiven the circumstances I'm granting an MOT temporary exemption so that if your MOT is due from 30th March 2020 you… https://t.co/4dDMPJHOzRFrom our dock workers to our delivery drivers - a huge THANK YOU 👍 to everyone involved in the UK’s freight and log… https://t.co/ZtzowVfL6y
3/25
2020
To ensure those who absolutely-need-to-travel are able to safely I’m requesting the rail industry ask retired staff… https://t.co/Hwl2kmHjOsSpoke today to @MayorofLondon re crowded tubes. We need enough trains for those who must travel with enough space t… https://t.co/Ea1O0SwvKK
3/24
2020
Concerning to see images of packed trains this a.m. The advice is clear: STAY HOME if possible. That is the way to… https://t.co/06QOroKpgy
3/23
2020

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