Transport secretary ‘stretched truth’ over HS2, say South Yorkshire MPs

The transport secretary ‘stretched the truth’ about his time spent visiting communities along the proposed HS2 route, according to a pair of South Yorkshire MPs.

Chris Grayling told parliament in November he had visited most places in the path of the planned high speed rail line, and ‘seen and heard for myself all the issues’.

But campaigners have revealed the extent of his travels was a single minibus tour, during which it appears he failed to meet any local residents or politicians.

A Freedom of Information request by a member of the Bramley Action Group showed he made the journey starting at Leeds train station on August 10 last year.

Read on… http://www.thestar.co.uk/our-towns-and-cities/sheffield/transport-secretary-stretched-truth-over-hs2-say-south-yorkshire-mps-1-8345130

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