Anti-Heathrow MPs plan to thwart government over third runway

Anti-Heathrow MPs plan to thwart government over third runway

Zac Goldsmith and John McDonnell part of coalition looking to undermine expected approval of expansion at Heathrow

An alliance of MPs opposed to the expansion of Heathrow, including the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, and the Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith, are plotting to undermine the anticipated government approval of a third runway.

They are set to argue that the “real decision” will only come next year, when parliament votes on a national planning statement to expand the west London airport.

Related: How would you be affected by a third runway at Heathrow?

Time for a decision on airports & go for Heathrow. Economic case overwhelming;connects Northern Powerhouse;ensures Britain is open to world.

If we want Britain to be outward-looking,free-trading & global, we must expand the great airport that connects us to that world & that trade

We can consider Gatwick expansion. But not at the expense of Heathrow – and not in parallel or else, in practice, nothing will get built.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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