PRO-expansion group Back Heathrow has welcomed the Government’s decision to table a vote in Commons on a third runway.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced there would be a vote by MPs on Heathrow expansion this month.

Back Heathrow’s executive director urged MPs to listen to more than 100,000 local residents who were members of his campaign group.

Heathrow expansion, said Parmjit Dhanda,, enjoyed broad support from trade unions and business groups alike.

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He added: “More residents living near the airport support Heathrow expansion than oppose it, so this is great news for local people who have been waiting far too long for a decision.

“This is a big deal to the people living in communities near Heathrow, who are crying out for the jobs, apprenticeships and other benefits that will come from a new runway.

“We are urging MPs to listen to them and vote to approve Heathrow expansion so we can get this project going as soon as possible and without any further delay.”