They say a week is a long time in politics but for The Hon Angela it takes only moments to change her mind.
When interviewed by The Guildford Dragon’s Martin Gates. She was adamant… she would not support the re-opening of the Horsham to Guildford line.
Here she is doing her volte face in the House of Commons supporting the opening of the Cranleigh To Guildford line!
Guildford MP Angela Richardson delivers her Maiden speech in the House of Commons this week:
The Maiden Speech is a conventional and traditional speech that describes the constituency with some anecdotes, perhaps describes the MPs challenges and hopes for the future.
Waverley Web was therefore flabbergasted to see Our Angela pitching the notion of opening the Cranleigh – Guildord trainline, particularly when she said in an interview shortly before the election that she would NOT support it. Re-opening the line was something that might have been possible in 2006, but now seems very pie in the sky. Successive scoping reports from Surrey County Council and National Rail have all said the costs would never be recouped from the passengers of Cranleigh Village, and without a magic Dunsfold money tree, the idea was just a heritage steam enthusiasts wet dream. Even Dunsfold’s Flying Scotsman gave up the hope.
It was a constant fear of her predecessor Anne Milton, of whom she spoke so highly, during her speech, that to open up the railway would open the floodgates to further massive housing development in the eastern villages. However, the Hon Angela claims homelessness is one of her priorities, so the further expansion of housing in the villages she serves could thus be satisfied?
We know that Angela is also yet to meet with Waverley Borough Council chiefs, and presumably even consult with them about this crackpot scheme.
No doubt we will soon hear the Honourable Angela castigating people for using dubious tax dodges, and helping to bring in legislation to reduce tax evasion practices?
Oh dear! The Hon Angela has just been given the kiss of death by the BB on Facebook. No doubt he is looking forward to more homes on his Knowle Park?