Back in 2009 David Cameron said, to a packed audience at Christ's School, “The third runway at Heathrow is not going ahead, no ifs, no buts". In 2016 Conservative PM Theresa May said gave the green light to expansion and then in 2017 Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith stood on an election manifesto committed to a third runway.
As Boris Johnson made his pitch to become the next Conservative Prime Minister he refused to honour his own 2015 'bulldozer' promise when he said, "I will lie down with you in front of those bulldozers and stop the construction of that third runway”.
Since becoming PM he has refused to scrap the project and the third runway is set to go ahead if the Conservatives win a majority at the next election. Tory plans, Tory promises broken. It's time to tell Boris to honour his promise.
The Liberal Democrats have a 40 year track record of fighting Heathrow expansion. They are opposed to a third runway, they want to retain runway alternation and want to end night flights.
I call on the Conservative government to reject the Davies commission proposal of a third Heathrow runway, and for Boris to honour his bulldozer commitment and scrap Conservative plans for a third runway at Heathrow.