Labour General Election manifesto: Expansion support for Heathrow but not for Stansted

A LABOUR government will not support expansion plans at Stansted Airport if it is elected for a forth term. In the party s 2010 election manifesto Labour reiterated the need for a third runway at Heathrow, but ruled out any support for a second runway at

A LABOUR government will not support expansion plans at Stansted Airport if it is elected for a forth term.

In the party's 2010 election manifesto Labour reiterated the need for a third runway at Heathrow, but ruled out any support for a second runway at Stansted in the foreseeable future.

The document, published today (Monday April 12), states: "Heathrow is Britain's international hub airport, already operating at full capacity, and supporting millions of jobs, businesses and citizens who depend upon it.

"We support a third runway at Heathrow, subject to strict conditions on environmental impact and flight numbers, but we will not allow additional runways to proceed at any other airport in the next Parliament."

The statement means that none of the mainstream parties capable of winning the General Election on May 6 will support expansion plans at Stansted during the next parliament. The Conservatives and the Lib Dems had already previously said they are against expansion plans.