The online Stop HS2 petition reached 20,000 signatures at the weekend.
We are over a fifth of the way to getting 100,000 signatures – and that’s important because in February, David Cameron said any petition with over 100,000 signatures will be debated in Parliament.
We know politicians are taking the anti HS2 campaign seriously. David Cameron spoke out in favour of HS2 last week and Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport, is appearing at a Birmingham Chamber of Commerce event on high speed rail today. It’s clear that they are getting rattled by the opposition to the plans.
We need to keep up the pressure.
Write to David Cameron, demanding a public consultation that considers alternative ways of doing high speed rail.
Write to Philip Hammond, about your specific issues with high speed rail.
And write to your MP, demanding he or she uses her position in Parliament to fight the proposals.