Over 600 requests to back Heathrow expansion sent to Brent Labour candidates

Over 600 Back Heathrow campaign postcards from constituents have been sent to Brent Labour General Election candidates Dawn Butler and Barry Gardiner. The campaign card urges them both to back a new runway at Heathrow airport. 

The postcard says hub airports like Heathrow are a force for good and are part of the solution to tackling carbon – through cleaner and quieter aircraft and targets for carbon reduction enshrined in law.

Back Heathrow executive director, Parmjit Dhanda said: "The new runway is an infrastructure project of national importance. It is now time to get on and build it.”

"It will provide thousands of jobs and apprenticeships to local communities and boost the UK economy. We need a new runway in order to remain competitive as a country, particularly at a time of uncertainty over Brexit.

“We know expansion needs to be done sustainably. That includes the building of a green loop for pedestrians and cyclists around the airport and ensuring strict targets are adhered to on carbon emissions, air quality and noise reduction too. That is all built into this project."