Stop HS2 campaigners protest outside parliament

Supporters of the Stop HS2 campaign gathered outside the Houses of Parliament ahead of the second reading of the High Speed Rail Bill later today.

The protest comes amid suggestions senior Tories will rebel against proposals to build the high-speed rail link over environmental and economic concerns.

A 'Stop HS2' demonstration took place outside parliament today. Credit: ITV News
The full HS2 link between London, the Midlands and the North of England is expected to cost £42.6 billion. Credit: ITV News
David Cameron has said he expected a big Commons majority in favour of HS2. Credit: ITV News