Labour against 3rd runway

Labour Party policy announced today (20/6/18) is against Heathrow expansion.

The proposals in the National Policy Statement (NPS) do not meet the 4 tests that Labour established as their criteria for supporting a third runway.  See Labour’s 4 tests not met .

Nic Ferriday of West London Friends of the Earth commented: “We are pleased to see that Labour has correctly assessed the NPS and has seen that it fails on both environmental and economic grounds. Labour MPs will now be allowed to take these matters into account when voting.  The Conservatives, on the other hand, have imposed a ‘3 line whip’ in favour of a third runway, which means their MPs are forbidden from allowing noise, air pollution, climate change and government evidence of no economic benefit to  influence their vote.”