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Hove MP Weatherley back Gatwick expansion plans

Sarah Green January 26, 2015

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove and Portslade, has added his support to Gatwick Airport’s case for a second runway.

Mike Weatherley MP for Hove and Portslade
Mike Weatherley MP for Hove and Portslade

MIKE is encouraging all interested parties to respond to the Airports Commission consultation on whether another runway should be built at Gatwick or Heathrow airports.

You can do this by sending an email to the Airports Commission at, filling in its online survey or by post to: Freepost RTKX-USUC-CXAS, Airports Commission Consultation, PO Box 1492, Woking GU22 2QR,

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.”

He 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 CoxCllr 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.”