IT WAS a busy time for HS2 protesters as they took in the annual conferences of the three main political parties.
Stop HS2 had a stand at the Labour Party conference last week to get their message to the party, which first introduced the idea of high speed rail.
Keri Brennan, of Hillingdon Against HS2, was at the conference in Manchester and said it had been a worthwhile exercise.
She said: “Virtually everyone we spoke to was suspicious of HS2, its costs and benefits.
“Of course, there were some very pro HS2 but they were minimal.
“Grassroots Labour members do not appear to support HS2. They don’t want cuts to other services and they have no appetite for such an expensive vanity project. The slick suits and shadow cabinet might support it but that is because they are out of touch and are paid to support policy such as HS2.”
The group was planning to attend the Conservative conference in Birmingham this week.