Lib Dems pin hopes on Richmond as Heathrow row adds to Brexit blues
‘Terrified’ PM abandoned Heathrow opposition to appease big business, says Lib Dem candidate Sarah Olney
Theresa May abandoned her opposition to a third runway at Heathrow only because she was “terrified” of being seen as anti-business after the Brexit vote, the Liberal Democrats claim.
Ahead of a byelection caused by the resignation of Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith, the Lib Dems are preparing to unleash their biggest ever campaign on the Richmond Park and North Kingston seat, in the hope of winning over Tory voters who are against Heathrow expansion and concerned about the UK’s exit from the EU.
Source: Guardian Transport