Mayor of London says Heathrow expansion is wrong

Khan said he wilI continue to challenge this decision


Reuters October 25, 2016
PHOTO: AFP

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said a government decision taken on Tuesday to build a new runway at Heathrow Airport was wrong for the capital, vowing to continue his opposition to the project.

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"The government are running roughshod over Londoners' views - just five months ago I was elected as Mayor on a clear platform of opposing a new runway at Heathrow," Khan said in a statement.

"I will continue to challenge this decision and I am exploring how I can best be involved in any legal process over the coming months," he said.

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