Statement from the office of Jonathan Banks
Parliamentary Candidate for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
20 November, 2019
For immediate release
HS2: My view
“HS2 is a very important issue in Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner. I have considered the arguments for and against, and taken due consideration of my party’s official policy.
My conclusion is that as with most things, there are benefits and significant downsides to HS2 in its current incarnation.
The plans to drive the piles to support the viaduct near Harefield risk polluting the local water supply, which is illegal. For that reason, this version of HS2 is incompatible with my overall view so I am very clear that I cannot endorse HS2 in its current form.”