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.
The ukip result is significant in that hs2 is now in the national arena and being widely discussed
The fallacy that it will bring jobs and growth is being exposed eg Andrew Gilligans telegraph article and we must now concentrate on this paving bill and getting as any MP’s as possible to question the false claims being made for hs2