THE battle to get the Olympic torch into Kirklees has begun.
Dewsbury Conservative MP Simon Reevell is writing to Lord Sebastian Coe to get his constituency put on the Olympic Torch Relay Route.
The torch will make its way from Manchester to Leeds on June 24 next year.
Mr Reevell said: “The actual route hasn’t been decided yet.
“Lord Coe has said they haven’t worked out how they will get from Manchester to Leeds and I think it would be great for people living in my constituency if the torch was to come through their local communities.”
The Olympic organising committee wants the torch to be within a one-hour journey of 95% of people in the UK.