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Local opposition to HS2

Mr Lyons said that unlike UKIP, which is also against HS2, they already have an MP fighting the plans in Parliament.

He said: “We just don’t need HS2, it’s absolutely crackers.”

However, the ruling Conservatives on both the District and County Council as well as local MPs are against the plan.

HS2 say the £32bn scheme will create 100,000 jobs and provide a much needed boost to the economy.

Those against say it has no business case and will ruin areas of outstanding natural beauty.


Election plans for Greens over HS2

For the first time in two decades the Green Party will stand in local elections in Aylesbury Vale protesting at plans to build High Speed 2. Aylesbury Vale Green Party chairman David Lyons told the Bucks Herald: “We last stood a long time ago and things have changed."

This is the time we need to get active. We want to put an alternative option to voters. People cynically say you’ve never been elected here before but voters have never had the option but to vote for the grey policies of mainstream parties. We are about social justice and providing for people and their futures in a world that people can live in.

If we get to oblivion then if people had the chance (to vote) at least we can say on their heads shall be it.”

– David Lyons, Aylesbury Vale Green Party