Lib Dem Manifesto against Luton Airport Expansion

17 Jun 2024
Victoria Collins

Campaign against Luton Airport expansion by local parliamentary candidate, Victoria Collins, now part of Lib Dem Manifesto

  • Victoria Collins, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Harpenden & Berkhamsted, is pleased to see the manifesto pledge to oppose airport expansion Luton Airport, as she’s been campaigning against it locally.

  • If elected, Victoria Collins and Daisy Cooper, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for St Albans, have said one of their first jobs will be to write to the Secretary of State for Transport demanding that Luton Airport expansion plans are blocked.

The Lib Dems Manifesto pledges to “Place a moratorium on net airport expansion until a national capacity and emissions management framework is in place, and oppose the expansion of Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted or London City airports and any new airport in the Thames Estuary.”

Victoria Collins has been campaigning against the expansion at Luton Airport with community groups such as the Luton And District Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise (LADACAN) and local councillors.

The Conservative Government heard the findings of a report into the possible expansion of Luton Airport in early May. The Secretary of State should ordinarily make a decision within three months, but didn’t have time before parliament was dissolved for the General Election. 

Victoria Collins, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Harpenden & Berkhamsted, said:

“On Luton Airport’s doorstep, residents from Harpenden, Wheathampstead, Redbourn, Flamstead and Markyate are extremely concerned about the Luton airport expansion. They’re worried about climate change, the strain on our local infrastructure and plagued by aircraft noise.”

“One of my first jobs, if I become MP, will be to write to whoever becomes the Secretary of State for Transport and demand that Luton Airport expansion plans are blocked.”

“The Conservatives want to push forward expansion after expansion, they can’t be trusted to tackle the climate crisis or stand up for our local communities.” 

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