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Anti-3rd Runway Campaigners post pre-Xmas thank-you letters to PM
Over the past week hundreds of people campaigning against Heathrow expansion wrote pre-Christmas letters to David Cameron thanking him for keeping his promise not to build a third runway and urging him not to break it next year when a decision on runway capacity is expected to be announced. This morning three representatives of the campaigners posted letters through a post box in the heart of Westminster.
Last week the Government announced that it would postpone a decision on new runways until at least the middle of 2016. It made clear that Heathrow and Gatwick were still in the frame.
In 2009 David Cameron, then leader of the opposition, pledged in a speech in Richmond, “No ifs, no buts; there will be no third runway at Heathrow.”
John Stewart, chair of HACAN, one of the groups opposed to expansion, said, “These letters are yet another indication of how strongly people feel about a third runway. We urge David Cameron to keep his promise in 2016.”