MPs due to attend Thurcroft HS2 information event

By Sam Cooper | 08/02/2017

MPs due to attend Thurcroft HS2 information event

THREE Members of Parliament are expected to attend an information event about high speed rail tomorrow (Thursday).

Protest group Stop HS2 Bramley said that Kevin Barron, John Healey and Sarah Champion had said they would be at the event in Thurcroft .

The information meeting, at the Consort Hotel in Thurcroft from noon until 8pm, was organised by rail developer HS2 to answer the questions of Bramley people about the proposed route which will cut through their community if it gets government backing.

A period of consultation is underway in which people can comment on the proposed line which would travel from Aston up to Mexborough and the Dearne Valley.

Consultation ends on March 9 and protestors are urging the public to show their resistance to the proposal.

Protest group secretary Sandra Haith said she was pleased that all three Rotherham MPs would be showing their support for the fight against the line.

She said: “I have been trying for months to get all three of our MPs together, without success up to now.

“John Healey and Kevin Barron have both attended meetings with the action group before, and recently we held a joint meeting with both of them plus other groups and their MP, Ed Miliband.

“However, although I did meet with Sarah some months ago and she confirmed that she supported our opposition to HS2, she has never been able to join us at any meetings.

“This will be the highlight of our campaign so far and will send a monumental message to HS2 from the people of Rotherham.” 

The offices of Sarah Champion, John Healey and Kevin Barron all confirmed to the Advertiser that they were due to attend the event.

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