Thursday 21 June 2018 / 11:15 AM Andy McDonald / Transport

Greg Hands’ resignation over Heathrow third runway piles the pressure on Boris Johnson – Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to Greg Hands’ resignation, said:

“Greg Hands’ resignation piles the pressure on Boris Johnson who promised his constituents he would ‘lie down in front of the bulldozers’ to stop a third runway.

“Instead he is jetting off to Luxembourg on Monday to avoid the vote because he is too weak to stand by his promises.

“Labour opposes a third runway at Heathrow because it doesn’t meet our 4 tests and we are calling for a free vote for all parties on Monday.”