HS2

Upon being elected in 2019, I joined the HS2 Review Group. This was a group of colleagues from across the country who were keen to see the Government look again at the need for this project. We made direct representations with both the DfT and No.10.
 
While I was disappointed with the decision to go ahead with HS2, I do believe this marked the end of the 11 year campaign to stop HS2. This is not to say I don't still think the project is a bad idea. 

This is a national infrastructure project which will have a big impact on the constituency. As such I intend to use this page to post updates and developments with the project which will be helpful to constituents. I may also create other pages for specific issues which crop up as the project develops.

News

DfT Update on Colne Valley Works

Following my recent meeting with Andrew Stephenson, I have now received further assurances around the works due to be undertaken within the Colne Valley.

Catch-up Call with Andrew Stephenson

In my most recent call with HS2 Minister, Andrew Stephenson, I was very pleased to get assurances on the most recent developments with the project locally. 

HS2 Interactive Map Goes Live

I am really pleased to see the new Interactive Map tool that HS2 have put together has today gone live. This is a welcome step forward in terms of community relations and has been developed in response to community demand. 

Sewer Diversion Review

I am pleased to hear that HS2 and Thames Water have now completed their review with regards to the sewer diversion at Ickenham. 

Meeting with Andrew Stephenson

Just before Christmas I met with representatives from HS2 and Thames Water to discuss the sewer diversion works being planned at the Ickenham Green Allotment.

Visit with HS2 Minister

I know that residents remain concerned about the impact of HS2 on our local area. 

My Local News, March 2020

The hard work continues in Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner. Over the past few weeks I have been pleased to meet with constituents at my drop-in surgeries in Ickenham, Eastcote and Northwood, and am grateful to our local café owners for hosting me. I will continue to run drop-ins across all wards.

HS2 Review Group

Having been a long-term opponent of the HS2 route, I have continued to advocate on behalf of Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner in Parliament. I have joined the HS2 Review group, led by many active colleagues with constituencies along the line of route, and we are making representations to Downing Street on behalf of our affected constituents concerning enabling works and the future of the project.