Today, 34 local authorities in England are holding local elections, and also one local authority election in Anglesey.
Mop Denson tweeted this morning:
— mop denson (@mopdenson) May 2, 2013
As I said in the Stop HS2 press release last week
“[For] People along the route of HS2… HS2 is a local issue. It threatens the places they love, damages businesses and causes uncertainty and property blight in the areas in which they live. HS2 costs local councils money because their staff are doing the work HS2 Ltd can’t be bothered to do. Local people will look at their local councillors and candidates and ask themselves ‘what has this person done about HS2? What is their party, locally and nationally, doing about HS2?’”
A number of media outlets are also aware that HS2 is affecting people’s voting decisions.
BBC London News report from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire the day before the local council elections:
BBC: Staffordshire elections: Potholes and HS2 issues for voters
BBC: Is blue still the colour in Middle England?
BBC: Warwickshire elections: Street lights and HS2 are issues in ballot
Bucks Herald: Aylesbury Vale Greens hope to capitalise on HS2
South Heath: Council Elections – How much will HS2 cost the ‘big three’?
Guardian: Ukip aims to turn Tory heartland purple with rage over HS2 ‘betrayal’
Telegraph: We join the Ukip candidate hoping to trigger a political earthquake in the Tories’ Chiltern heartland