Mega Rally Against Heathrow Expansion

Local MP's organise event in Barn Elms

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Zac Goldsmith MP will be joined by the Mayor of London, local MPs from all parties, and Council Leaders at a 'mega rally' he is organising to demonstrate the strength of feeling against possible expansion at Heathrow Airport, and to promote the Council's referendum on the third runway.

Justine Greening MP for Putney will be attending and speaking at the event. Justine has campaigned over many years with the local community against the expansion of Heathrow. Aircraft noise and night flights are a real cause for concern for many local residents, as well as our environment. This rally has been organised to demonstrate the communities’ strength of feeling against any expansion at Heathrow Airport.

The Prime Minister recently set up the Davies Commission to recommend how to maintain the UK’s aviation capacity and the Commission will be looking at Heathrow Airport as part of this work.

Justine Greening said “Heathrow Airport is situated in a heavily residential area and aircraft noise is a real problem locally, particularly from night flights. One of the first decisions our Government made was to scrap plans for expansion at Heathrow and it was the right decision.”

“This is now a great opportunity for residents to rally together and reaffirm their opposition to any expansion at Heathrow. The more people that come along, the stronger the message we’ll send.”

There will be a series of short speeches before Boris casts the first 'vote' in a giant ballot box to be constructed by pupils and teachers at Richmond Park Academy.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the event, which will take place at the Barn Elms Playing Fields between 09:30 and 10:30 on Saturday 27 April 2013.

Zac said:
"This an opportunity for everyone living under the Heathrow flight path to come together and make clear their opposition to further expansion. We have done so in previous campaigns, and we will keep doing it until this Government gets the message. I want Ministers to be left in no doubt that if they give expansion a green light, they will face a campaign on a truly massive scale."

February 27, 2013