Responding to the announcement of a Government commissioned review into “whether and how” HS2 should proceed, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for the North Tim Farron said:
“For the Conservatives to even suggest cancelling HS2 is a slap in the face for people living across the North.
"HS2 is far from perfect. It needs to have greater transparency and accountability so the public know what’s happening with their money, but that does not mean the project should be consigned to the scrapheap.
“Building better infrastructure across the North is vital if we’re to rebalance our economy. HS2 is vital to do this. HS2 will benefit our economy, our planet and our roads and Liberal Democrats unequivocally support the project.”