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MP welcomes Thames Estuary assurance

5th November 2010
MP welcomes Thames Estuary assurance

Local MP, Gordon Henderson has welcomed an assurance from Prime Minister David Cameron that the Government has no plans to build an airport off the north coast of Sheppey.

Mr Cameron gave the assurance during last week’s Prime Minister’s Questions, when he told members of Parliament that the Government would not build a new airport in the Thames Estuary or any part of Medway or Kent.

Plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, proposed by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson as a replacement for Heathrow Airport, were branded as “bonkers” by the MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, Gordon Henderson.

Mr Henderson said,

“I am delighted that yet again the Prime Minister has rejected Boris Johnson’s proposal for an airport a mile off the north coast of Sheppey.

“I have said it before, and I say it again, the idea is bonkers and is nothing more than an attempt by Boris to win votes in West London from people who want to see Heathrow closed down.”

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