HACAN backs cross-party campaign against 3rd Runway launched today

Press Release

2/9/15 for immediate use

 HACAN backs cross-party campaign against 3rd Runway 

HACAN, which provides a voice for residents under the Heathrow flight paths, has given its backing to a cross-party campaign launched today to stop a third runway at Heathrow.

The Coalition Against Heathrow Expansion includes the Mayor of London, Conservative MPs Zac Goldsmith, Adam Afriyie and Tania Mathias, Labour MPs John McDonnell, Ruth Cadbury, Andy Slaughter and Kate Hoey as well as five councils and campaign groups including Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.

The campaign will be delivering over 1.6m flyers across London and the South East to people who could be impacted by a third runway.  It is also organising a mass rally in Central London on October 10th

HACAN Chair John Stewart, who will be fronting the rally, said, “This leaflet drop and rally is the biggest effort ever by opponents of Heathrow expansion.  It shows that, despite the recommendation of the Airports Commission that a third runway goes ahead, we are confident that we can bury the proposal once and for all.”

Later this year the Government will decide whether to endorse the Airports Commission’s recommendation of a third runway or to go for another solution.


Notes to the Editor:

.Link to example flyer: http://www.zacgoldsmith.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Heathrow-Flyer_Hounslow.pdf

·Members of the Coalition:
Adam Afriyie MP
Ruth Cadbury MP
Zac Goldsmith MP
Kate Hoey MP
Boris Johnson MP
Tania Mathias MP
John McDonnell MP
Andy Slaughter MP
Wandsworth Council
Hillingdon Council
Richmond Council
Kingston Council
Windsor and Maidenhead Council
Richmond Heathrow Campaign
Teddington Action Group
Friends of the Earth
Stop Heathrow Expansion
Ealing Aircraft Noise Action Group
Communities Against Increased Aircraft Noise

For more information:

John Stewart on 0207 737 6641 or 07957385650