Stop HS2 campaigners will descend on Parliament on Monday (25th November), for the day the first reading of the HS2 Phase 1 Hybrid Bill. Coaches have been booked from Yorkshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire to bring campaigners to meet MPs on the day the DfT will publish the plans for HS2 which will go to Parliament.
Prior to going into Parliament, campaigners will be holding a rally in Old Palace Yard from 10.45am to 12 noon. Stop HS2 are asking people who are attending to arrange meetings on the day with MPs and Lords via www.stophs2.org/lobbyday. Events for MPs and Lords are being hosted at 1pm and 3.30pm by MPs Jeremy Lefroy and Bill Cash, with speakers including former Network Rail director Philip Lund and Robert Oxley from the Tax Payers Alliance.
Stop HS2 Campaign Manager Joe Rukin said;
“With the widespread criticism of HS2 from independent bodies, it is quite depressing that MPs and Lords speaking for the project recently are so ill-informed and unwilling to listen to the exceptionally sound arguments which make it clear HS2 should not go ahead. On Monday, people from up and down the HS2 route will descend onto Parliament, not to say they don’t want HS2 to come near their homes, but to say that they have studied the plans and justifications for HS2 and that it should be scrapped completely. It is sad that people in affected communities know more about HS2 than the majority of Parliamentarians know more about what HS2 means, and we hope to change that.”
For more details concerning transport arrangements from Yorkshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire and London, see http://stophs2.org/news/9760-lobby-day-transport-details