MEET YOUR NEW MPs!
John McDonnell was elected Labour MP for Hayes & Harlington on May 7th. John has lived locally for over 40 years and served as the MP and as the local GLC councillor. He was first elected MP in 1997 and has founded numerous local community organisations. John is Chair of the Socialist Campaign Group and strongly opposed to Heathrow expansion.
The new government and all politicians should recognise the size and strength of this feeling and allow Heathrow to grow and succeed. It’s what the majority of local people want.
Populus interviewed at least 1,000 residents (18+) in ten constituencies local to Heathrow Airport by telephone between 19 November and 21 December 2014. In total, 10,006 residents were interviewed. Results were weighted to be demographically representative of all adults in each constituency, and were also weighted by past vote to be politically representative of all adults. With the election of a new government our local MPs will be in a position to help decide on whether or not to implement the Airports Commission report on expansion at Heathrow or Gatwick. Make sure they know your views on jobs and growth at Heathrow, write to them at the House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Boris Johnson was elected Conservative MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip on May 7th. Previously he was MP for Henley between 2001 and 2008 and is Mayor of London having been first elected in 2008. As an MP he served as Shadow Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries and for Higher Education. Boris has variously supported the closure of Heathrow and its reduction in size. Nick Hurd was elected Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner on May 7th. He was first elected in 2005, and is the fourth successive generation of his family to serve as an MP. In Parliament his focus has been on social policy and the need for stronger communities. He was Minister for Civil Society and served as a member of the Environmental Audit Select Committee. Nick believes that people want a better Heathrow not a bigger one.