Labour adds to growing demands for urgent Heathrow expansion decision

Labour adds to growing demands for urgent Heathrow expansion decision

Shadow minister says case for third runway is overwhelming as politicians from UK’s devolved assemblies say airport is their ‘gateway to world’

The swell of voices demanding an urgent decision on Heathrow’s third runway has been intensified by the Labour party, a cross-party group of politicians, and Britain’s biggest trade union, as the pressure grows on Theresa May to approve the airport’s expansion.

Labour sources said the party would back a third runway, despite the reluctance of Jeremy Corbyn and the opposition of shadow chancellor John McDonnell, whose constituency borders the airport. In an article for the Guardian, the shadow transport secretary, Andy McDonald, said the “imperative was overwhelming” for more capacity and that “there would have to be overwhelming evidence that the Airport Commission’s report and conclusions were fundamentally flawed for parliament to depart from it”.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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