Heathrow's prospects to get post-election boost, says airport chief

Heathrow's prospects to get post-election boost, says airport chief

John Holland-Kaye says there is a swell of cross- political support for expanding the West London hub, particularly as it would mean extra jobs for Scotland

Post-election political bargaining could help drive through a third runway at Heathrow, the airport’s boss has suggested, as the hub seeks backing from parties that could play a crucial role in forming the next government.

The Airports commission’s verdict is due within two months of an election that is expected to produce a hung parliament, and Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye said there was a swell of support for expansion across the parties. He said he believed Liberal Democrats would not block it, despite their manifesto opposition, while the Democratic Unionist Party and the Alliance Party – who go into the election with a total of nine MPs – have pledged their support for a new runway.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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