Two different news reports from two different regions:
“Listen to the people” : The government’s post-election lesson on HS2.
The Anti HS2 vote wins West Midlands seats in the local council elections on 2nd May 2013.
HS2 brings huge losses to Conservatives
UKIP makes considerable gains at the expense of the Conservatives thanks to HS2. From BBC1 South Today (Oxford) News, Friday 5th May 2013.