I am absolutely delighted by the Prime Minister’s decision on HS2. I have consistently argued for scrapping the line between Birmingham and Manchester and I am certain the Prime Minister has made the right call. I have voted against the project on every occasion, which was always, as I have repeatedly described, a white elephant.
Furthermore, the £36bn that he is committing to levelling up across the country is the right thing to do. I would like to pay tribute to Trevor Parkin, Trevor Gould and my constituents for their diligent analysis of all the arguments associated with this decision.
Sir Bill Cash
Member for Parliament for Stone Constituency