Ealing Council Vote To Oppose Heathrow Expansion

Liberal Democrats welcome unanimous vote at full council

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Ealing Council has voted unanimously for the first time against the expansion of Heathrow airport.

Liberal Democrat Councillors, Gary Malcolm and Jon Ball, who have been campaigning against the development for over 11 years spoke in a motion about the airport at the full council meeting on Tuesday 18th December.

They argued that it was necessary for all Ealing Councillors to join forces against the expansion to strengthen the chances of overturning the government’s proposals - which they say will lead to more air and noise pollution including night flights.

( Lib Dems campaigning against expansion in 2007)

(Lib Dem campaigning in 2015)

In the debate two Labour Councillors initially spoke up FOR Heathrow expansion but when the votes were cast, Councillors from all three political parties voted against Heathrow expansion.

Councillor Gary Malcolm, Ealing Lib Dem Leader, said:

"Liberal Democrats for decades have been against Heathrow expansion. We are happy that the Labour party has joined us, so that we can fight expansion as one whole Council. Expanding Heathrow would mean more people die from air pollution. Any expansion would almost certainly break European rules for air quality."


December 19th 2018

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