Labour reinforces its strong support for HS2

Shadow Transport Secretary Maria Eagle has again voiced Labour’s strong support for HS2

Both HS2 phases should go through Parliament together

Labour has reinforced its strong support for HS2, calling for phase 1 and 2 (London-Birmingham and Birmingham-Manchester/Leeds) to go through parliament together.

Shadow Transport Secretary Maria Eagle told the party conference, taking place this week in Manchester, that HS2 would deliver much-needed capacity.

“And HS2. Delivering new capacity. Cutting journey times across Britain, benefiting cities like Manchester.

I say to the new Transport Secretary: it’s time to get behind this project in a way your predecessors failed to do.

Let’s work together on a cross-party basis to legislate for the whole route in this Parliament.”

HS2 has cross-party support. Transport Minister Norman Baker MP told last week’s Liberal Democrat conference that HS2 would be great news for the environment.

Maria Eagle’s speech can be read in full here.

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