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Norris: Adonis not to enter Tory administration

Transport for London board member Steven Norris has said current Transport secretary Lord Adonis would be unlikely to enter a Conservative administration.

Last week Adonis refused to rule out taking the high speed rail project through to a Conservative administration.

But Norris said that although: “Adonis is without doubt the most talented secretary of state for transport in recent memory - he is both bright and enthused about the subject.

“But Adonis could not work for a Conservative administration - not because of his views on high speed rail because I do not think we are at odds - but because of the changes he made as education minister, which is at odds with the changes Michael Gove proposes to make.” he said.

Norris also said any high speed rail network should be funded through public money.

“High Speed Rail would have many benefits - to reduce air traffic between London and the north and so free slots at Heathrow for long haul where there is no alternative to flights,” he said.

 

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