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Transport secretary 'will listen to East Midlands residents on HS2'

31 January 2013 Last updated at 20:28 GMT

Transport secretary and Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin has assured residents will be listened to during the public consultation on the HS2 route.

Following the announcement of Phase 2 of the route this week, he said he recognised the plans would be unpopular and bring blight for some residents, but he promised to try and overcome those problems.

"Whatever route I would have chosen or confirmed would have upset people," he said.

"There is no way you can build a major railway with the nature of HS2 and not upset some people."

He talks to East Midlands Today political editor John Hess.