Bob Ainsworth will lead a delegation of MPs, council officials and business representatives in a meeting with Patrick McLoughlin MP – Secretary of State for Transport – to discuss the HS2 project. The meeting is due to take place on Wednesday 7th November at 4:15pm in the Department for Transport.
Those attending the meeting with Bob will include Jim Cunningham MP, Geoffrey Robinson MP, Cllr John Mutton, Cllr George Duggins and Angela Tellyn and Larry Coltman from Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.
The meeting will give those present the opportunity to discuss the impact of HS2 on Coventry and how Coventry can best derive the greatest benefits from the project.
“Although views differ about the impact of HS2 on Coventry’s economy, we are all united in wanting to get the best for the city.
“Good connectivity for Coventry from the proposed new station at Stonebridge and full use of rail capacity are issues we will raise with the Secretary of State”.