MPs vote for HS2 as Boris Johnson talks b*****ks

Artist's impression of the controversial trainline

Artist's impression of the controversial trainline

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HS2 moved a step closer after it was approved by MPs in the Commons by an overwhelming majority of 451 to 41.

The proposed legislation, which was at its second reading stage, would grant powers to construct the rail line between London and Birmingham, cutting through Aylesbury Vale.

More than 150 MPs did not vote on the bill, including Aylesbury MP David Lidington, who would lose his job as minister if he were to vote against the scheme, and Buckingham MP John Bercow, who is unable to vote because he is Speaker of the House.

 

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