Conservatives fail 'levelling up' test over HS2

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Monday 15 November 2021
GMB Trade Union - Conservatives fail 'levelling up' test over HS2

GMB Union has warned the Conservatives have failed the ‘levelling up’ test in Yorkshire after plans emerged to scrap the HS2 link for the region.

Neil Derrick, GMB Regional Secretary for Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, said:

“Voters will rightly be left scratching their heads if Yorkshire politicians like Rishi Sunak talk a big talk on levelling up the north but fail to deliver when push comes to shove.

“Our members want to see investment in skills, infrastructure and education.

“If reports are to be believed the Conservatives have failed to deliver. No amount of spin or rebranding will convince many voters otherwise.”

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