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Monday, 25 June 2018

MPs are due to give the go ahead to plans to expand Heathrow

They’ll be taking part in a crucial vote on the matter later.

They’ve had as little as three weeks to review the finer details after the Prime Minister and Transport Secretary gave a third runway their approval.

Trade Minister and MP for Chelsea and Fulham, Greg Hands, resigned when it emerged the Tories would be whipped into voting for development.

Conservative MP for Putney Justine Greening tweeted saying his resignation was “wrong and unnecessary”

The leading opponent to expansion, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, will crucially be missing the vote.

He said last year that he’d lie down in front of a bulldozer if expansion went ahead.

But anti - expansion campaigners have cross party support with Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington John Mc Donnell asking “where” the foreign secretary will be.

And Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable, who is MP for Twickenham which is directly affected by aircraft noise, says “Heathrow expansion is expensive, will damage the environment” and hurt regional economies.

Despite the controversy in the Conservative party the PM is likely to get the majority she needs with support from the SNP and Labour rebels.
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