#City & Town Planning
Nigel Griffiths MP

The government has approved plans to expand Heathrow airport despite genuinely widespread opposition.

An indicative vote on the issue will be held in the House of Commons this Wednesday 28th. Nigel Griffiths, MP for Edinburgh South, has been inconsistent in his position on this issue.

On April 2nd 2008, he voted in favour of the pro-expansion government motion in a debate on Heathrow in the House of Commons.

On Sept 29th, he told an audience of University of Edinburgh academics and students that he was 'inclined to be opposed' to a third runway.

Nigel Griffiths was elected on a majority of just 400 votes. The Lib Dems, Greens and Conservatives oppose Heathrow expansion.

Nigel Griffiths must take part in this vote and make clear to voters what his position is. He must join other Labour MPs (including in Edinburgh) and vote against this incredibly foolish decision.

We, the undersigned constituents of Edinburgh South, call on Nigel Griffiths to vote against any government motion in favour of Heathrow expansion.

The Heathrow expansion vote - Nigel Griffiths MP petition to Nigel Griffiths MP was written by Anonymous and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.