Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn backs Gatwick expansion
Jeremy Corbyn says a second runway at Gatwick is a better option than Heathrow expansion.
The Labour leader made the comments during a visit to Crawley today (Wednesday November 11).
He opposed expansion at Heathrow over pollution concerns and said: “Gatwick already has spare capacity at the moment and does have facility to expand beyond 2019.
“Gatwick is a possibility but I also think we should look at the under-used capacity all around the South and the South East so there’s also a qustion of expanding flights in Stansted and even Southampton and further afield in Birmingham.”
During his visit to Caterpillar Pre-School he also spoke to parents about his opposition to Tory proposals to cut working tax credits.
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