First published on 20/06/18
Thousands of supporters are writing to their local MPs urging them to vote in favour of Heathrow expansion and the jobs and economic benefits it will bring as Parliament prepares to vote.
An expanded Heathrow is a crucial infrastructure project that will create 180,000 jobs nationwide and 10,000 apprenticeships. It will also provide new domestic connections that will bring £187 billion worth of economic benefits.
As the vote nears, community campaign group Back Heathrow has been appealing to people across local communities to write and urge their MPs to vote in favour of expansion and they have responded in the thousands.
This week the group delivered thousands of letters it had received from local people in support of expansion to several MPs at Westminster including to Seema Malhotra, Virenda Sharma, Tan Dhesi, Steve Pound and Kwasi Kwarteng.
Parmjit Dhanda, Back Heathrow Executive Director, said: “With the vote for Heathrow expansion imminent, this is a critical moment in the battle to secure the benefits that a new runway will generate.
“More than 10,000 supporters have written in already and the mail bag of returns continues to pour in each day.
“This is a sign of the strength and support for this project in West London and the Thames Valley. In constituencies like Slough, and Feltham and Heston, I am certain we will top 1000 responses urging MPs to back Heathrow.”