04 AUG 2014

Sir David Higgins meets with affected HS2 community groups

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Drayton Bassett, Swinfen, Freeford and Tamworth, last week hosted a meeting between local residents affected by Phase 1 of HS2 and the Chairman of HS2 Ltd, Sir David Higgins. Sir David met residents from Swinfen, Packington and Weeford in Hints v...

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01 MAY 2014

Pincher Defies Government to Oppose HS2

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, this week voted against the Government's proposals for a new high speed railway through Staffordshire. The HS2 Bill was debated in Parliament and received the support of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties. But forty one MPs...

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05 APR 2014

Pincher Vows to Vote Against HS2

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Hopwas & Tamworth, has made clear that he will vote against HS2 legislation when it is debated in the House of Commons at the end of April. The "Second Reading" of the Bill (when the principle of the legislation is discussed) will be held on ...

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11 DEC 2013

Christopher Pincher grills the Deputy Prime Minister in Prime Ministers Questions

Last week Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Drayton Bassett, Weeford and Tamworth quizzed the Deputy Prime Minster, Nick Clegg, who was standing in for the Prime Minster, on HS2 during PMQs. Mr Pincher raised concerns over the clarity and consistency of the information given out b...

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01 JUL 2013

Christopher Pincher votes against HS2 Paving Bill

On Wednesday 26th June, Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Weeford, Drayton Bassett and Tamworth, chose to vote against his own party line and against the HS2 Paving Bill when it was debated in the House of Commons.   The Paving Bill is designed to provide funds for the ...

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27 JUN 2013

Christopher Pincher leads delegation to meet McLoughlin

On Tuesday 25th June, Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Weeford, Drayton Bassett and Tamworth, lead a delegation of local people to meet Transport Secretary Patrick Mcloughlin MP to discuss their concerns about the impact of HS2 on their communities. Representatives from Hints, D...

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20 JUN 2013

Christopher Pincher attends HS2 Road-Show at Hints Village Hall

On Tuesday 18th June, Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Weeford, Drayton Bassett and Tamworth attended the HS2 Road-Show in Hints village hall as part of the Draft Environmental Statement Consultation. The Environmental Statement sets out the fine details of the construction phase...

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19 JUN 2013

Christopher Pincher leads delegation to meet McLoughlin

On Tuesday 25th June, Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Weeford, Drayton Bassett and Tamworth, will lead a delegation of local people to meet Transport Secretary Patrick Mcloughlin MP to discuss their concerns about the impact of HS2 on their communities.   Representati...

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21 MAR 2013

Christopher Pincher comments on the HS2 Judicial Review Response

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Drayton Basset, and Tamworth has commented on the HS2 Judicial Review announced on Friday. A High-Court ruling found the consultation on compensation was conducted unlawfully after hundreds were 'mis-placed' and not counted. Mr Pincher said: "Th...

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31 JAN 2013

Tamworth and Lichfield MPs Diary Date with Secretary of State for Transport

Tamworth and Lichfield MPs Diary Date with Secretary of State for Transport Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Drayton Bassett & Tamworth together with Michael Fabricant, Member of Parliament for Lichfield, this morning met Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transpo...

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15 JAN 2012

Pincher calls for changes to Exceptional Hardship Scheme

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, last week called upon Transport Secretary Justine Greening to offer compensation to anyone suffering planning blight as a result of HS2. His intervention came in the House of Commons after Ms. Greening announced that she will press ahead with pl...

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25 OCT 2011

Local MPs visit HS1 to investigate its impact

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Hints, Hopwas & Tamworth together with Dan Byles, Member of Parliament for North Warwickshire, spent last Monday morning in Kent at the HS1 railway line to see for themselves the impact of high speed rail on the local environment. They spent half a...

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26 JAN 2010

MP demands a new look at HS2

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has joined other local MPs by writing to the Chairman of the Transport Select Committee of the House of Commons requesting the committee conducts a thorough-going inquiry into the business case for High Speed 2. The controversial project, whic...

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