HS2

On this section of my website you can read about the latest news concerning HS2 as well as more about the work that I am doing to support those who are affected by the route.

Where do I stand on HS2? I believe high speed rail lines should follow existing transport corridors. I think there is a good argument for a high speed rail network as a better and greener transport option than short-haul flights, which would free up scarce landing slots at our airports for flights to long-haul destinations we can reach no other way, but I think HS2 would be better routed along motorways or railway lines we already have, not across open Warwickshire countryside.

I promised to argue for this when I was elected in 2010 and I have done so. I also promised to devote time and energy to the detail of HS2 and I have kept that promise too. I have spent about 50% of my time as a constituency MP since 2010 on this issue alone. I have worked with individuals affected and action groups set up to campaign against HS2 and of course continue to do so. The challenge now is to minimise the disruption which the construction phase of the project will cause and I am working with Councillors and Community groups to achieve that.

If you think that I might be able to assist you with issues relating to HS2, please click here to get in touch.