In last month’s local elections, due to the strength of feeling against HS2, the Conservatives trailled third behind UKIP and an Independent in what was always one of their safest seats. Despite this, the Tory MP for Aylesbury (David Lidington) reveals he will not vote against the HS2 Paving Bill on Wednesday (13min 09 sec). This effectively means he’s turning his back on the wishes of the electorate so he can keep his ministerial position. Could this be the pivotal moment for this previously safe Conservative parliamentary seat? Many are now saying it will kill the Conservatives’ chances of ever again returning an MP for Aylesbury.
Speakers at the Wendover HS2 public meeting also include Cheryl Gillan (MP for Chesham & Amersham) and Chris Adams (newly elected UKIP councillor for Wendover, Halton & Stoke Mandeville).
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