Trafford MP rebels against Government in HS2 vote

Graham Brady MP

Graham Brady MP

First published in News Messenger Newspapers: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

GRAHAM Brady was one of 34 Conservative MPs who rebelled against the Government in a vote on HS2.


Following a six and a half hour Parliamentary debate last Monday, Mr Brady voted in favour of an amendment which argued the Bill should be blocked because the case for HS2 was ‘unconvincing’.

The Altrincham and Sale West MP, who has previously stated he is in favour of HS2 in principle, but would not vote in favour of it unless changes were made to the current proposed routes, which affects homes and land in Warburton and Hale Barns.


Mr Brady said: “Although technically the Bill relates only to the proposed route between London and Birmingham, I am very concerned about the blight faced by my constituents in Warburton and Hale Barns and the absence of a suitable compensation scheme.


“I therefore voted for the amendment and withheld my support for the Bill in order to put a marker down and to demonstrate to my constituents that I will continue to fight for the best possible outcome.”


The rebellion, organised by ex-Tory minister Cheryl Gillan, was defeated by 451 votes to 50.


Marion McNaughton, chairman of the Warburton HS2 Action Group, said: "We have had regular meetings and correspondence with Graham Brady and are assured that he will continue to press the Government for the removal of the now-redundant spur to the West Coast Main Line which threatens to destroy our village.


“We note that David Mowat, our neighbouring MP in Heatley and Lymm, is of the same opinion and voiced his concerns forcefully in the Commons debate on the Hybrid Bill".

 

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4:26pm Mon 5 May 14

mms98 says...

Mr Brady " I am very concerned about the blight faced by my constituents in Warburton and Hale Barns and the absence of a suitable compensation scheme. "

Another torie who has forgoten whats best for the country and voters he represents.

Im sure the odd farmer and sheep will be fairly compensated for the 10 yard wide peice of grass needed.

Its all about the MONEY!!

I'm changing my vote to UKIP
Mr Brady " I am very concerned about the blight faced by my constituents in Warburton and Hale Barns and the absence of a suitable compensation scheme. " Another torie who has forgoten whats best for the country and voters he represents. Im sure the odd farmer and sheep will be fairly compensated for the 10 yard wide peice of grass needed. Its all about the MONEY!! I'm changing my vote to UKIP mms98
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9:39pm Mon 5 May 14

mms98 says...

what is the point in having an mp who doesnt represent his constituants?

This high speed railway will bring countless jobs to the northwest.......engi
neers, architects ,planners, buildrs, engineers, the list is massive.

When its complete it will bring workers to the northwest, quickly and safely.
It will be the envy of europe and put the GREAT back into Great Britain.

We have an MP who's only care is 'what compensation is available for a few land owners'

Do you agree with him?
what is the point in having an mp who doesnt represent his constituants? This high speed railway will bring countless jobs to the northwest.......engi neers, architects ,planners, buildrs, engineers, the list is massive. When its complete it will bring workers to the northwest, quickly and safely. It will be the envy of europe and put the GREAT back into Great Britain. We have an MP who's only care is 'what compensation is available for a few land owners' Do you agree with him? mms98
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10:55am Tue 6 May 14

Altfish says...

What a joke mms98; your trolling pro-UKIP posts have messed up this time.

UKIP ARE AGAINST HS2
What a joke mms98; your trolling pro-UKIP posts have messed up this time. UKIP ARE AGAINST HS2 Altfish
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8:54pm Tue 6 May 14

mms98 says...

Altfish
I have never voted for UKIP before,but looking at what our current mp's,government, local councillors are doing or not doing more to the point , I have decided to change.

A representative, either local or national should do what their electorate wish.

That is a democracy,thats what we were born into.

What I see/read is an MP who votes in favour of a few of his voters and against the majority, I ask myself why?

And time and again I feel very disappointed.

For an MP to say ' the absence of a suitable compensation scheme'???

I receive 10 emails/text's/phone calls a week from company's going on about 'compensation' from accidents/ banks / sombody's mistake and I'm sick of it.

And then to hear it from our MP ????

I have no idea that UKIP are against HS2, thankyou for letting me know but I do know that the current crop in charge are not doing what their voters want.

So, Time for a change for me, you have your own choices to make.

Good luck

Ps I havnt voted you down , someone else did that x
Altfish I have never voted for UKIP before,but looking at what our current mp's,government, local councillors are doing or not doing more to the point , I have decided to change. A representative, either local or national should do what their electorate wish. That is a democracy,thats what we were born into. What I see/read is an MP who votes in favour of a few of his voters and against the majority, I ask myself why? And time and again I feel very disappointed. For an MP to say ' the absence of a suitable compensation scheme'??? I receive 10 emails/text's/phone calls a week from company's going on about 'compensation' from accidents/ banks / sombody's mistake and I'm sick of it. And then to hear it from our MP ???? I have no idea that UKIP are against HS2, thankyou for letting me know but I do know that the current crop in charge are not doing what their voters want. So, Time for a change for me, you have your own choices to make. Good luck Ps I havnt voted you down , someone else did that x mms98
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10:00am Wed 7 May 14

Altfish says...

mms98
I just found it somewhat ironical that you were siting our MP’s decision to vote against HS2 are a reason to vote for UKIP, a party whose manifesto states that they are also against HS2; not surprising really as UKIP are against everything. I assume UKIP are against compensation too.

Regarding the voting down; I couldn’t care less, it is interesting though that when I used facts (i.e. UKIP is against HS2), I got voted down.
mms98 I just found it somewhat ironical that you were siting our MP’s decision to vote against HS2 are a reason to vote for UKIP, a party whose manifesto states that they are also against HS2; not surprising really as UKIP are against everything. I assume UKIP are against compensation too. Regarding the voting down; I couldn’t care less, it is interesting though that when I used facts (i.e. UKIP is against HS2), I got voted down. Altfish
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12:17pm Wed 7 May 14

mms98 says...

Not from me dude - I value you opinion as should our MP
Not from me dude - I value you opinion as should our MP mms98
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8:39am Thu 8 May 14

Altfish says...

Dude!!!!!!
Dude!!!!!! Altfish
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