Voters to make Labour MPs pay on Heathrow expansion
following the controversy surrounding the expansion of Heathrow.
for Brentford and Isleworth.
a general election were called around now. About 23% of voters in the six seats
said they would be even less likely to back Labour if the government approves
plans to build a third runway and sixth terminal at Heathrow.
to the proposed expansion among residents living under the airport’s flight path
â€” even though they would be likely to benefit from new jobs.
of flights increase from 480,000 to 700,000 a year – is due to be taken by Geoff
Hoon, the transport secretary, by the end of the month. The issue has divided
the cabinet and it is likely to become one of the most divisive political issues
in what may be an election year.
of the government’s green credentials and condemn west London to illegal levels
of air and noise pollution.