hs2 westminster protest
HUNDREDS of anti-HS2 campaigners from up and down the country turned out in the rain to make their voices heard at Westminster.
People from the borough of Hillingdon were among those to make the journey on Monday and they were joined by MPs from across party divides.
The protest came on the day that Prime Minister David Cameron reiterated his support for the line despite announcing a further £9bn worth of rail improvements across the country.
He told journalists he was ‘absolutely’ committed to HS2.
Local MPs John Randall and Nick Hurd joined campaigners from Ruislip and Hillingdon Against HS2.
Lottie Jones from the Ruislip group, said: “It was great to see so many residents turn out in the worst weather at Westminster just showing how committed Hillingdon are to the stop HS2 campaign.
“The rain couldn’t dampen our spirits and we certainly got ourselves noticed and made the point to MPs who are about to go off for their summer.
“Stop HS2 is not going away. Even if the weather isn’t hotting up, this campaign most certainly is.
“We were very grateful to see our MPs out to support us as they came down to Old Palace Yard to talk to constituents.”
Ruislip Against HS2 will be meeting John Randall privately this week to discuss the campaign further and is due to meet Onka Sahota, the Hillingdon London Assembly member for Hillingdon, at City Hall today (Wednesday).
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