Campaigners supporting expansion at Heathrow Airport were in Westminster as the Airports Commission consultation closed to show support for jobs and growth at Heathrow.
Campaigners from Back Heathrow, which says it has the backing of 80,000 local people, plus businesses, unions and community groups, were in Westminster on the closing day of the Davies Commission’s consultation on aviation capacity.
They submitted their response to the Airports Commission public consultation and moved on to meet politicians in Parliament.
The campaign, which has been running for 18 months, has built support from across
west London and the Thames Valley for expansion at Heathrow which, according to the Airports Commission, would bring up to £211 billion of economic benefits, including 40,000 jobs in the local area.
Rob Gray, Back Heathrow’s Campaign Coordinator, said: “This is a formidable local coalition of support for Heathrow expansion. The silent majority are now
speaking out in their thousands, determined to see that growth at Heathrow is delivered by politicians.”