Tony Arbour: Oppose any increase in flights at Heathrow

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Jan
16

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This week, my Conservative colleagues and I voted against a poorly drafted motion in the London Assembly. Although the motion aimed to oppose a larger Heathrow, the way it was written was unclear, opening the door for the introduction of mixed mode at Heathrow, increasing flights and noise for millions of Londoners. As a result, I tabled an amendment asking for the Assembly to “categorically state its opposition to any additional flights from Heathrow”.

Unfortunately, although the Greens backed us, my Labour and Lib Dem counterparts on the Assembly refused to support it. Let me be clear, I, and my Conservative colleagues, are unequivocally opposed to any increase in flights at Heathrow, and we will not consider any concession to those who would further increase the noise and disruption that the airport brings to millions of Londoners.

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