Millibands differ over R3

Labour leadership contender David Milliband has said he believes the country needs a third runway at Heathrow, while brother Ed disagrees.

The Evening Standard reports David believes that R3 could boost London’s economy and businesses, and that it should go ahead as long as the climate change consequences are addressed. His brother Ed, one of his rivals for the labour leadership, opposes the runway.

Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of business group London First praised Mr Miliband. She told the Standard: “At last a politician prepared to publicly acknowledge the vital importance of international transport links to London and UK’s economic success, though the critical question is not whether to make Heathrow bigger but how to make it better.”

Baroness Jo Valentine is among the speakers at Place West London on October 14. See the full programme here.

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