Local MP Alan Mak has called on residents to back his bid for the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay to come to the Havant Constituency.
The iconic Queen’s Baton will travel the length and breadth of the Commonwealth in the lead up to the start of the Birmingham Games in July.
Mr Mak has launched his bid for the Baton to visit the Havant Constituency due to its sporting success, historic links to the Commonwealth and unique geography.
Visiting all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth during its 294-day journey, the Baton carries a message from the Queen which will be read out at the Opening Ceremony. The formal bid has been submitted to the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee ahead of a decision in April on the national route for the England leg of the relay.
In submitting the bid, Mr Mak highlighted the recent Gold Medal success at the Tokyo Olympics of Hayling Island's Eilidh McIntyre and the quality of sporting venues in the constituency. The constituency also enjoys close links to the Commonwealth through the Royal Navy, which has carried out many humanitarian missions throughout the Commonwealth, with many former servicemen and women living locally.
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