A CROSS-party group of MPs are joining forces to oppose expansion at Heathrow because of the impact it will have on other regions of the country.

The MPs, who meet for the first time tomorrow (25), will become the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Heathrow Expansion and Regional Connectivity.

They include David Simmonds, the newly-elected MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner.

A report by the New Economics Foundation, examining the impact of a third runway at Heathrow on the rest of the country, will be released at the meeting.

It suggests 27,000 jobs will be lost to the regions as people move to London and the South East.  

The report also claims expansion would effectively transfer £3.3bn worth of emissions into London between 2030 and 2050

Mr Simmonds said: “Heathrow expansion is being marketed as a benefit to UK PLC, but this report shows it just moves more pollution and economic activity into London, a dis-benefit to our capital and a loss to the regions we are determined to ‘level up’.

"Parliament needs to get to grips with the detail of what expansion means - and swiftly move on to planning the improvements in regional connectivity that the UK desperately needs, rather than putting more eggs in one overcrowded basket.”