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Where do Aylesbury's candidates stand on HS2?

Where do Aylesbury's candidates stand on HS2?

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:49am 9th December 2019.

All the candidates standing to be Aylesbury's new MPs say they oppose HS2.

The railway project has been controversial for many living here and, with the review going on, we asked all candidates how they would represent constituents.

Listen to all of their answers below

All are in alphabetical order.

Rob Butler - Conservative

Rob Butler

Rob said:

"I've spoken to Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary.

"He came up to Stoke Mandeville and met me and a local business leader.

"We have talked him through the absolute disruption which would be caused, we have explained that for local people there is absolutely no benefit.

"It is all pain and no gain."

Liz Hind - Labour Party

Liz Hind

Liz told us:

"I hosted a debate night here in the pub, just so I made sure I had listened to the full range of voices on this.

"I have also spoken to local ecologists, who are worried about the destruction of our ancient woodland."

Steven Lambert - Lib Dems

Steven Lambert

Steven said:

"I have used every available opportunity I could to stand up for our community where HS2 is concerned.

"I wasn't successful, because our MP wasn't backing us.

"As the MP for Aylesbury I will be tying myself to trees and I definitely will be using every trick in the book I can to stop this project."

Coral Simpson - Green Party

Coral Simpson

Coral said:

"It's a tough one, because as Greens we are incredibly pro public transport.

"However, not when it becomes this out of control spending and ripping up ancient woodlands and disturbing communities.

"It would be much better to reinvest that money into the existing infrastructure that we have."

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