Shadow transport secretary says there is 'no doubt whatsoever' there will be no third runway at the airport if the party is elected
The Conservative party today reiterated its commitment to scrapping the Heathrow expansion plans if it wins the general election next year.
Shadow transport secretary Theresa Villiers told the Tory conference there was “no doubt whatsoever” that there would be no third runway at the airport if the party is elected.
She said: “There comes a point when stuffing more and more flights into the same overcrowded corner of the south of England starts to impose an unacceptably high cost to our environment and to our quality of life.
“When it comes to new runways at Heathrow it’s time to say ‘thus far and no further’. Heathrow needs to be better, not bigger.”