HERE’S SOME NEWS FOR THOSE DESPAIRING OVER HS2…..
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE STANDS IN WITNEY BY-ELECTION TO OPPOSE HS2
Nicholas Ward has announced that he is standing in the Witney by-election on 20 October as an Independent candidate opposed to HS2, the Government’s proposed high speed rail line from London to Birmingham and then on to Manchester and Leeds. He wants the project to be cancelled and greater priority to be given to improve the existing rail network, with any surplus going to the NHS.
HS2 is currently estimated to cost around £56 billion of taxpayers’ money, but Nicholas believes that the real cost will be very much higher and that the business case is flawed.
He says “The Witney by-election could be the last chance for an electorate to have its say in how such an enormous sum of taxpayers’ money is spent. There are many better ways of spending this money. If HS2 is not stopped very quickly, work will start in April 2017”.
For further details of Nicholas’s campaign, please visit his campaign website at http://www.independent-against-hs2.co.uk/ or Twitter @nwNOHS2