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Lichfield HS2 fight heads for the Houses of Parliament

Two members of the Lichfield Action Group will join other opponents of HS2 to challenge the case for the high-speed rail route at a lobby day at the Houses of Parliament.

The October 25 event, sponsored by Andrea Leadsom, Conservative MP for South Northamptonshire, will be an opportunity for affected MPs and their constituents to discuss and challenge the proposed plans.

Representatives from the Department for Transport and HS2 have been invited to allow a full discussion of the issues surrounding the current plans and how to mitigate the impact on the constituencies through which the proposed line will pass.

The event will be chaired by Sir Paul Hayter, Chairman of the Campaign to Protect Rural England in Northamptonshire.

There are 21 parliamentary constituencies which will be affected by the current route from London to Birmingham and all their MPs have been invited with six local representatives.

Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant will attend the Lobby Day along with representatives from Lichfield City Council and Lichfield District Council.

The Lichfield Action Group (LAG) recently held an open meeting for supporters at which it was decided to set up working groups to decide a future strategy.

To find out more about LAG, who recently held a public meeting attended by more than 300 people, visit www.lichfieldagainsthighspeedtrains.org.uk and to find out more email lahs2t@gmail.com.

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1 Comment

  1. Lizzy Williams

    20th October, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Looking forward to welcoming the Lichfield representatives to this event which Andrea kindly agreed to host in the interest of democracy. Joe Rukin from Kenilworth AG is the mastermind behind this event and I am delighted to support him and Andrea on this very important day. If anyone else wishes to attend, please email joe_rukin@hotmail.com and we will see if we can add you (numbers are limited to 150 and are by invitation only due to security). Keep fighting Lichfield! £30 billion cut from the Transport budget today – who is losing out near you – tell them about HS2!