In 2006 the Labour Government backed the construction of a 3rd runway at Heathrow, despite strong local opposition. The Liberal Democrats opposed it and made clear in our 2010 manifesto that we would not allow a 3rd runway to go ahead.
While in Government, we ensured that our manifesto commitment was delivered and put a stop to plans for a 3rd runway.
In October last year the Conservative Government betrayed local people. Despite promising that they were against a 3rd runway in 2010, they have now given the expansion of Heathrow the green light. Local people are rightly angry and dismayed.