Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Leech welcome HS2 Funding

Chorlton MP John Leech has welcomed the news that High Speed Rail 2 has been given the green light. Danny Alexander MP will be outlining the infrastructure plans in the House of Commons.

The Bill will have its second reading in the House of Commons today, and John Leech has confirmed he will be voting for the Bill.

He said,
“The Lib Dems in Government have helped to create more than a million private sector jobs, and we’re working to create a million more with HS2 estimated to create 60,000 new jobs.
This is not just about creating jobs, it is about capacity and quite simply our railways cannot cope with future demand and are at bursting point. HS2 will increase capacity and ensure our public transport can cope for future generations.”

This is a huge investment and I’m glad the Coalition Government are paving the way for it. This investment adds to long list of coalition Government infrastructure investment in Manchester with £322m for the Northern Hub, the delivery of Metrolink across south Manchester as well as millions invested to help Manchester become Britain’s Number 1 Cycling city.”

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