6/6/17 for immediate use
ELECTION CANDIDATES UNITED IN OPPOSING CONCENTRATED FLIGHT PATHS
At an election hustings meeting last night in Leytonstone all candidates opposed London City Airport’s controversial decision to concentrate its flight paths. The decision, implemented in February 2016, provoked at record number of complaints. And last night all four candidates standing in the Leyton and Wanstead constituency supported calls for a review of the concentrated routes.
Much of the constituency has been badly hit by the new flight paths. The area also is overflown by aircraft from Heathrow. When the audience at the meeting was asked their views on a third runway nobody supported it.
John Stewart, chair of campaign group HACAN East, said, “It is no surprise to us that there was so much concern about London City’s flight paths and zero support for Heathrow area. The whole area is plagued by noisy aircraft from both airports. Indeed, Waltham Forest is the third most overflown borough in London.”
Notes for Editors:
(1). The meeting was held on Monday 5th June in St John’s Church, Leytonstone, High St.
(2). The candidates were John Cryer, Labour (centre of photo); Laura Farris, Conservative (far left in photo); Ashley Gunstock, Green (4th from right); Ben Sims, Liberal Democrat (3rd from right). Others in the photo are local campaigners plus the vicar of St John’s Church.
For more information: John Stewart on 0207 737 6641 or 07957385650