As the influential Guido Fawkes website points out, the latest Transport Parliamentary Private Secretary, Victoria Prentis is “strongly opposed” to HS2. In fact, although not reported by order-order authors, Victoria Prentis rebelled against the Government on HS2 at the third reading debate.
It’s clear that the ministers at the Department for Transport are no longer the card carrying HS2 fanatics they could have been described as before Theresa May’s elevation to Prime Minister.
This means is is a really good time to write to the different new ministers to let them know you are against HS2.
It’s not just Transport where ministers could be a bit more openminded – there is also Andrea Leadsom at Environment and Philip Hammond in the Treasury. In addition, the gov.uk website says “the Prime Minister’s office is interested to hear from you” and they “will do our best to ensure you receive a response” to emails.
The other transport ministers are:
The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP – Secretary of State for Transport
The Rt Hon John Hayes MP – Minister of State
Andrew Jones MP – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, with responsibility with HS2
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Paul Maynard MP – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
and the address is
Department for Transport
Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – The Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP
17 Smith Square
Chancellor of the Exchequer – The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP
1 Horse Guards Road
The Rt Hon Theresa May MP
10 Downing Street