25 Sep 2023

HS2 row: Rishi Sunak says he’s committed to ‘levelling up’

Senior Political Correspondent

Rishi Sunak has insisted he remains committed to his “levelling up” agenda – amid the growing row over the future of the HS2 high speed rail link to the North of England.

Senior Conservatives have joined the outcry over reports that the Government plans to scrap the leg from the Midlands to Manchester – to help cut the project’s spiralling costs.