Mike Backs Gatwick Expansion

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has added his support to the growing momentum behind Gatwick Airport’s case for a second runway.

As the Airports Commission consultation on whether Gatwick or Heathrow should expand continues, Mike has encouraged interested parties to respond. Interested parties need to make their voice heard before 3rd February. This can be done by emailing the Airports Commission at airports.consultation@systra.com, filling in its online survey or writing to:

Airports Commission Consultation
PO Box 1492

Woking GU22 2QR

Commenting, Mike said: “Gatwick’s plan is best for the UK, the region and the local community – it will deliver the economic growth and benefits we need while affecting far fewer people. The aviation industry has benefitted from more competition since the break-up of BAA and expanding Gatwick will only serve to deliver more for the passenger.

Mike added: “The key is that Gatwick can actually happen – Heathrow has put up plan after plan for expansion but none have got off the ground. Gatwick is doable so let us get on and do it.”

Cllr Graham Cox, Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Hove and Portslade said: “Gatwick provides a cheaper, faster and simpler option for expansion that will meet our capacity needs now and into the future. After years of political stalemate and inaction, there is real potential for a solution that can actually be delivered.”