MP Calls For Support For Airport Mega Rally

Mary Macleod in April protest against third runway

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Mary Macleod MP is joining forces with Zac Goldsmith MP, other local MPs from all parties, the Mayor of London and Council Leaders to hold a ‘mega rally’ to demonstrate the strength of feeling against possible expansion at Heathrow airport.

Mary said: “This Government scrapped plans for expansion at Heathrow when it took office and this was absolutely the right decision. Building a 3 rd runway at Heathrow would not be enough in itself in the long term so we are really talking about a 3 rd and 4 th runway – something that simply could not be tolerated by the residents of west London. Latest estimates show that up to two million people are already disturbed by aircraft noise from Heathrow. The health and well-being of local residents must be protected as we look at future options for aviation.”

In October last year, the Government announced the Aiports Commission, headed by Sir Howard Davies, to look at how to maintain the UK’s aviation capacity. Expansion of Heathrow is one option that will be considered as part of this work.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the event, which will take place at the Barn Elms Playing Fields between 9:30 and 10:30 on Saturday 27 April 2013.

Mary said: “The Heathrow mega rally is a perfect opportunity for local residents to come together to reaffirm their opposition to any expansion at Heathrow. I would urge you to come along and bring family and friends. The more people we have, the stronger the message will be – no further expansion at Heathrow!”



March 1, 2013