HS2 train proposals to be voted against by MPs

Conservative MPs have launched a rebellion against HS2 with plans to vote against the plans.

According to the Yorkshire Post, seven Conservative MPs have pointed out issues with phase two of the £55.7 million rail scheme between Manchester and Leeds.

This included fears of major ground subsidence along the route.

During a Westminster Hall debate, senior Tory, Sir Bill Cash stated that he was “very much opposed” to the HS2 and will be voting against it.

Antoinette Sandbach led the debate and said that one of the key aspects around the business case for HS2 involved the “consideration of the economic benefits that it could potentially bring”.

She went on to say that she “questions whether or not the economic blight that is associated with it has been appropriately considered”.

Sandbach highlighted a series of “significant” environmental and noise issues posed by the project, including the land around her Eddisbury constituency in Cheshire

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