A delegation of West London residents has visited No 10 Downing Street to deliver thousands of postcards urging the Prime Minister to back Heathrow expansion.
More than 50,000 postcards have been sent to David Cameron from residents living around Heathrow Airport.
The delegation and postcard campaign was organised by Back Heathrow, a coalition of residents, businesses, organisations and community groups who have come together to secure a bright future for the UK’s hub airport and campaign for a new runway.
The postcards call on the Prime Minister to back the Airports Commission’s recommendation and give the green light to a new runway at Heathrow. The Government has promised a decision by the end of the year.
The message on the postcard reads: ‘Dear Prime Minister, One of the most important issues facing your government is the future of Heathrow Airport. Along with my friends and neighbours, I urge you to ‘back Heathrow’ and implement the recommendations of the Airports Commission to immediately expand Heathrow and secure our future.’
Rob Gray, Campaign Director of Back Heathrow, said: “We want the Prime Minister to go for it. Most local residents living around Heathrow Airport are fed-up with Boris Johnson and Zac Goldsmith hogging the limelight but failing to represent their views on this issue. Let’s not forget that 82% of the 76,000+ responses to the recent Airports Commission public consultation backed Heathrow expansion.”