Conservative chairman learns of HS2 plan anger

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CO-CHAIRMAN of the Conservative Party, Lord Feldman, learned the strength of feeling against the government’s planned high-speed rail line (HS2) when he attended the Buckingham Conservatives’ annual meeting last Thursday.

Chairman of Buckingham Conservatives Jeremy Quin said: “Buckingham Conservatives fully reflected the anger and distress that this proposal is generating and the widespread scepticism that the enormous cost can possibly be in the national interest.”

Conservative MEP for Bucks and Oxon, James Elles, this week submitted 28 questions about the HS2 scheme to the European Commission.

He said: “I am convinced that we are heading in the wrong direction, putting too much emphasis on one major project to the exclusion of others to be financed from scarce resources available.”