Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Conservatives were cool on Welsh rail electrification before election

In 2009, the South Wales Evening Post reported a speech from the Conservatives' autumn conference, in which the then shadow transport minister Theresa Villiers said:

We are keen to level with people and be very straight with them that electrification can bring benefits, but it is not possible to give a cast-iron commitment because of the state of the public finances.

This could be another instance of Liberal Democrat influence in government.

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