Published on : Monday, October 17, 2016
Politicians from every nation come together in cross-party coalition to back Heathrow expansion
50 leading MPs, MSPs, MLAs, AMs and council leaders join hundreds more supporters as they call on the Prime Minister to green-light Heathrow expansion
They join Conservative MPs from the South West and Labour politicians from East London and the North East who have also recently written to the PM backing Heathrow
Every corner of the UK is set to benefit from expansion: Scotland with up to £14.1bn of economic benefits and 16,100 new jobs; Wales with up to £6.2bn of economic benefits and 8,400 new jobs; Northern Ireland with up to £3.9bn of economic benefits and 5,000 new jobs
Total economic benefit to the UK of up to £211bn and 180,000 new jobs – helping post-Brexit Britain succeed
Leading figures from every major political party in the UK have called on Prime Minister Theresa May to clear Heathrow expansion for take-off.
The PM has the opportunity to deliver on a key pledge from her Conservative Party conference speech – to take big decisions about the country’s infrastructure, the leading politicians say.
A decision for Heathrow is a decision for the whole of the UK, with thousands of new jobs and billions in economic benefits for every region and nation.
Fifty leading politicians from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, including former Cabinet minister Stephen Crabb, the DUP’s Nigel Dodds and Welsh Labour’s Stephen Kinnock signed a letter to the Prime Minister urging her to green-light Heathrow expansion in the interests of all of the UK’s nations. Conservative MPs from the South West and Labour politicians from East London and the North East have also recently written to the PM backing Heathrow.
They join the growing number of leading figures, businesses and communities around Heathrow calling on Theresa May to say ‘yes’ to the opportunities that only expanding Heathrow can deliver – a strong and fair economy for every part of the UK, the new trade routes to emerging markets that post-Brexit Britain needs and up to 180,000 new jobs and 10,000 apprenticeships.
Source:- Heathrow Airport