Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn backs Gatwick expansion

Jeremy Corbyn at caterpillars pre school
Jeremy Corbyn at caterpillars pre school
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Jeremy Corbyn says a second runway at Gatwick is a better option than Heathrow expansion.

The Labour leader made the comments during a visit to Crawley today (Wednesday November 11).

From left, Jeremy Corbyn, Cllr Chris Oxlade, Caterpillar Pre-school owner Cathie Clark

From left, Jeremy Corbyn, Cllr Chris Oxlade, Caterpillar Pre-school owner Cathie Clark

He opposed expansion at Heathrow over pollution concerns and said: “Gatwick already has spare capacity at the moment and does have facility to expand beyond 2019.

“Gatwick is a possibility but I also think we should look at the under-used capacity all around the South and the South East so there’s also a qustion of expanding flights in Stansted and even Southampton and further afield in Birmingham.”

During his visit to Caterpillar Pre-School he also spoke to parents about his opposition to Tory proposals to cut working tax credits.

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