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HS2 campaigns lead to Parliamentary Award nominations for Chesham and Amersham MP Cheryl Gillan
CHERYL Gillan has been nominated for two prizes in the annual Parliamentary Awards for her work campaigning against HS2.
Colleagues nominated the Chesham and Amersham MP for Environmental Campaigner of the Year and Transport Campaigner of the Year in the Dods Parliamentary Awards.
The former Welsh Secretary is described as "the most vocal Conservative opponent of HS2" on the Dods website, with the controversial high speed rail line set to cut through the heart of her constituency.
Mrs Gillan joked: "I'm sure the whips won't want me to win the transport award."
She added: "I'm really flattered to be put forward in two categories. It shows my colleagues what I'm trying to do on HS2."
Also on the shortlist for the Environmental Award are former Energy Minister John Hayes, for work in opposing onshore wind farms, and Lib Dem MP for Burnley Gordon Birtwistle, who campaigned against the proposed badger cull.
The other two hopefuls for the Transport Award are Robert Halfon, for campaigning to stop planned fuel duty rises, and John McDonnell for opposing expansion at Heathrow Airport.
Margaret Hodge is shortlisted for the Select Committee Member of the Year, having chaired a July Public Accounts Committee meeting that heavily criticised HS2.
The results are set to be announced on January 28.
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