Search

What’s your future MP’s stance on HS2? Pledges from the Hampstead and Kilburn contenders

12:00 01 May 2014

Anti-HS2 campaigners from Camden join hundreds in protest outside parliament on Monday. Picture: Polly Hancock

Anti-HS2 campaigners from Camden join hundreds in protest outside parliament on Monday. Picture: Polly Hancock

Archant

Parliamentary candidates for Hampstead and Kilburn give the Ham&High readers their views on MPs voting in favour of the High Speed 2 rail link.

Tulip Siddiq (Labour) – Against

As a Camden councillor, I have been fighting against every stage of this ill-conceived and harmful scheme since its inception. My focus will now continue to be on working with local residents, community groups and businesses to petition against individual details of the next phase of the bill and minimise HS2’s impact on our community.

Simon Marcus (Conservative) – Against

I am disappointed with the way Parliament voted. Not enough MPs listened to local people. Most realise we need much-improved rail links, but there is a better way than this. There is still hope to get proper compensation for those affected by HS2 and I will continue to work for this.

Maajid Nawaz (Liberal Democrat) – Against

This week’s vote on HS2 is a real blow for all of us who live in Camden and now face decades of disruption. Lib Dems were the first to start the public 
campaign and our councillors are working incredibly hard to make sure there is no let-up in getting residents’ concerns addressed. I myself have fought tough battles before as a campaigner on many issues and in Parliament I will be continuing the fight against HS2’s blight on our area.

Natalie Bennett (Green) – Against

(The Green Party has yet to select its candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn: Natalie Bennett is leader of the party.)

It is essential we go on making the point that HS2 isn’t just bad for Camden, it’s a very bad use of a huge amount of public money that could be far better spent on properly planned and thought-through transport options, starting with walking, cycling and going on to local buses and local and regional train services.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

A 24-hour strike will take place from Wednesday evening

Unions will go ahead with a 24 hour strike at London Underground from Wednesday evening in a row over the night Tube, said Aslef.

12:17
A 24-hour strike will take place from Wednesday evening

One of the unions representing London Underground workers has already rejected an offer aimed at averting a fresh strike over the new all-night Tube.

16:13
Matt Ogston outside the Everyman Cinema. Picture: Dieter Perry.

Friends of a much-loved doctor who died after throwing himself from a top floor apartment gathered in Hampstead for a special evening to mark the one-year anniversary of his death.

12:57
Author Kathy Lette

Bestselling author Kathy Lette has been sampling swimwear ahead of her annual beach break next month. During a recent trip to Hampstead Heath ponds, the South Hampstead resident discovered that from teenagers to grandmothers, bikinis are back. Writing exclusively in the Ham&High, she gives her tips to ladies worrying about their sun lounger look this year. Incidentally, the mother-of-two insists that her latest novel Courting Trouble is the perfect beach book.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder