Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat Assembly Transport spokesperson, commenting on the expected decision by Ministers to approve plans to build a third runway at Heathrow airport, said:
”The decision by Ministers to go ahead with the third runway at Heathrow is a huge insult to Londoners.
“In last year’s London Mayoral elections the three main candidates were united in opposing Heathrow’s third runway. There is total opposition to a third runway from Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat Assembly Members. And across London the majority of London Boroughs are members of the 2M organisation opposing the further expansion of Heathrow airport.
“It is incredible that the Government plans to ignore such widespread opposition to a third runway. It really seems the views of Londoners mean nothing to this Government.”