Siobhan Benita welcomes ruling against Heathrow expansion


The government will be thinking about axing Heathrow’s third runway plan today after campaigners won a crucial legal battle.

Boris Johnson has effectively washed its hands of the £14billion project after the Court of Appeal ruled that it had not yet met environmental standards.

Responding to today’s ruling that the government’s decision to give the go-ahead to Heathrow Airport’s plans to build a third runway was unlawful, LibDem mayoral candidate Siobhan Benita said:

“This is excellent news for a greener London. I’m delighted that this crucial decision paves the way for putting an end to this polluting project once and for all. In the face of a climate emergency, we can’t keep investing in airport expansion. In London, air pollution contributes to around 9,000 early deaths every year. If Sadiq Khan is serious about the climate emergency too, then he should also rule out any further expansion at City Airport – no matter what. 

“I will put a green lens on all my policy decisions – from housing to transport – as part of my vision for a safer, greener, kinder London.”