Last year there was an extensive consultation on Crossrail 2. This is a possible new line which would link south west London to north east London and has the potential to deliver huge benefits to Wimbledon, Raynes Park and Motspur Park. The idea of additional Crossrail 2 railway stops at Motspur Park and Raynes Park were embraced in the first consultation on regional options in 2013 when Conservatives put them forward. So I am very keen to see this plan progress and look forward to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, coming up with a possible financing plan.
Given the positive steps being made with Crossrail 2, you can imagine my surprise to receive a copy of an email about a botched consultation from the Liberal Democrats. Apparently we aren’t being consulted on various options. Luckily this is nonsense. The 2014 consultation is a supplementary one to deal with questions north of the Thames of a stop in Chelsea and also in north east London. I have worked with local Conservatives to ensure that our area’s interests were protected. Unfortunately, yet again, one gets the impression from their messages that the Lib Dems were asleep on the first consultation and are now trying to catch up with what my colleagues and I have done.