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Aylesbury MP hits back at claims he let constituents down over HS2

David Lidington has been criticised again recently, for not voting against the line.

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:35am 12th March 2019. 2-minute read.

Aylesbury MP hits back at claims he let constituents down over HS2

Aylesbury's MP has hit back at claims, again, that he let us down over HS2.

David Lidington spoke to us off the back of recent protests against HS2 work in Aylesbury Vale, as well as claims he should not still be the area's MP.

Mr. Lidington told us:

"The votes on this took place in 2014, since when my constituents have elected me twice with sizeable majorities."

He says staying within the government, instead of resigning in order to be able to vote, has helped to get the area more compensation:

"I could be of much more services to my constituents by staying on the inside, lobbying on their behalf.

"That's how I have got compensation for people, that's how I have managed to get improvements for environmental mitigation and I am continuing that battle."

David added that he has taken delegations from Wendover to meet transport ministers, as well as published correspondence with ministers and HS2.

Work is already underway to prepare for construction of the High Speed route throughout Buckinghamshire.

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