MPs approve HS2 bill by 350 to 34 votes

MPs have voted in favour of the HS2 bill with a majority of 350 to 34.

The bill will now pass to the House of Lords where it will be debated for a second time.

Read: Tory rebellion not expected to be enough to defeat HS2 bill

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HS2 legislation clears Commons

Government legislation to build a controversial high speed railway line linking London to the north of England cleared the House of Commons.