Tory backbenchers not enough to block HS2 plans

The Government's plans to introduce High Speed Rail 2 were opposed by 37 MPs, many of them believed to be Conservative backbenchers, in a House of Commons vote tonight.

The Bill was passed by a majority of 303.

HS2 plans have been met with fierce opposition in traditional Conservative heartlands. Credit: PA

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