Tory conference 2023 – live: Sunak set to finally confirm he will scrap HS2 rail link to Manchester

Priti Patel and Nigel Farage dance at the Tory party conference

Rishi Sunak is expected to finally confirm he will scrap the HS2 rail link to Manchester as the Prime Minister makes his first party conference speech as Tory leader on Wednesday.

weeks laterThe Independent While Mr Sunak revealed he wanted to scrap the northern part of the line, he will confirm this in a speech in which he will also attack the last 30 years of “broken politics”.

He will argue that he is the political leader who makes the difficult decisions necessary for the good of the country, while at the same time accusing the Labor Party of wanting “power for power’s sake” and being “all that matters.” our politics is wrong.”

But it is HS2 that will steal the headlines.

The row over high-speed rail overshadowed much of the conference after Mr Sunak repeatedly refused to clarify its future. He is expected to announce the northern section will be abandoned – but commit to building HS2 to Euston rather than having it end in the west London area of ​​Old Oak Common.

This came after his ministers vowed to send prisoners abroad and warned voters of a “migrant hurricane”.


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Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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