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HS2 campaigner urges residents to vote Green in bid to stop controversial line

Laura Kearns 6th Dec, 2019 Updated: 7th Dec, 2019

HS2 campaigners are urging residents to vote for the Green Party in a bid to save the countryside.

Camps were set up in Cubbington and Crackley Woods two months ago to stop contractors carrying out work on the controversial high speed line.

While members of different political parties have visited to show their support, Cubbington camp founder Matt Bishop believes the only chance to stop the line is by voting Green.

After a leaked review into HS2 recommended it should still go ahead, Matt said members of the party were now needed in parliament to influence government.

He told the Observer: “Many of the electoral candidates are vocal about their personal opposition to HS2 but if their national party is behind it then voting for them is voting for HS2.

“The only party willing to stand against HS2 is the Green Party.”

“The party has nine candidates along the route of HS2 alone who have strong local support.

“The next government must decide what to do with the review of HS2.

“If you want to save your countryside and stop this despicable waste of your money please send your green MP to Westminster to influence the new government.

“I believe it is our last chance to stop it.”

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