What has surprised us during the General Election campaign is the level of previously silent opposition there is to a third runway at Heathrow amongst key candidates.
Campaigners opposed to a third runway attended over 20 ‘hustings’ meeting during the General Election Campaign. I was at half a dozen of them. We also wrote to the key candidates.
This is obviously only an estimate but on the basis of the responses campaigners received our best guess is this:
In the next Parliament there could be:
- 36 London MPs opposed to a third runway;
- 18 in favour;
- 19 whose views are unclear.