MP Sir Kevin in HS2 U-turn

ROTHER Valley MP Sir Kevin Barron has performed a dramatic U-turn on HS2, saying he no longer supports plans for a high-speed link between London and Leeds.

Sir Kevin has joined protesters in opposing the contoversial “M18 route” through Aston, Bramley and the Dearne Valley but championed the benefits of the scheme in principal, favouring the original “M1 route” through Meadowhall.

But the outspoken MP said on Tuesday that he had now lost faith that HS2 would deliver the benefits promised.

He told a House of Commons debate on the issue: “I supported HS2 for many years. I truly believed that it would help to bridge the divide between the north and London in the south.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,mp-sir-kevin-in-hs2-uturn_25460.htm

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